Leticia Ribeiro

Ph.D. candidate

Leticia Ribeiro is a Ph.D. student working under the supervision of Dr. Deryk Beal in the CONNECT Lab and in the Department of Speech-Language Pathology at the University of Toronto. Leticia has a multidisciplinary background with a B.S. degree in Speech and Language Pathology and Audiology at University of Sao Paulo (USP), a specialization degree in Occupational & Environmental Health also at USP, and MSc degree in Engineering of Information Technology at the Federal University of ABC (UFABC). During her undergraduate studies, she was involved in research projects which explored communication disorder and technology, and her Master’s dissertation work investigated, based on EEG approach, Auditory Evoked Potentials in musicians with and without absolute pitch; having those projects been awarded a state and a federal government scholarship. 

Leticia's research aims to investigate the receptive and expressive language skills in individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder through global measures of language, exploring a possible association between behavioral and neuroimaging findings. Her research is supported by CNPq – Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Cientifico e Tecnologico, of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation of Brazil.