About Lorette Porter
Lorette Porter is Course Leader for the BSc Speech and Language Therapy and is a qualified Speech and Language Therapist. Lorette has clinical specialisms working with children with Developmental Language Disorder and with Autism.
Lorette qualified as a Speech and Language Therapist in 1999 with an MSc from Sheffield University. She had previously graduated from the Queen’s College, Oxford, with a BA (Hons) in German and Linguistics.
Lorette worked in clinical practice for 14 years before taking up the post of senior lecturer at Leeds Beckett in 2013. During that time, she specialised in children with language difficulties. At various times her work has focussed on pre-school children with Autism and children with Specific Language Impairment. She holds professional registration both in the UK and Germany, having lived and worked in Germany for 7 years.
Teaching on the BSc Speech and Language Therapy:
- Level 4 - child language acquisition
- Level 5 - Developmental speech and language pathology
- Level 6 - Dissertation supervision; Current Issues in speech and language therapy
Lorette is undertaking doctoral studies supervised by Sabrina Golonka and Tom Muskett, investigating the development of comprehension monitoring and conversational repair in children with developmental language disorder (DLD). Wider research interests include clinical assessment and intervention with bilingual and multilingual children, and clinical education.