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Lorette Porter

About Lorette Porter

Lorette Porter is Course Director 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.

Prior to taking up the post of senior lecturer at Leeds Beckett in 2013, Lorette worked in clinical practice for 14 years. During that time, she specialised in working with children with language difficulties. At various times her work has focused 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.

Current Teaching

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

Research Interests

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.

Selected Publications

Journal articles (1)

  • Porter JL (2017), Book Review: Paul Fletcher & Ciara O'Toole, Language development and language impairment: A problem-based introduction, Wiley-Blackwell: Chichester, UK, 2015, 312 pp.: 9780470656433, £80.50 (hbk), 9780470656440, £26.99 (pbk), 9781119134565 £24.99 (ebk).
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Conference contributions (1)

  • Shaw RA; Porter JL; de Graff N; James S (2014) Evidencing development: Students' perceptions of using an e-portfolio Leeds 17/09/2014.
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