Vincent Martel-Sauvageau

Département de réadaptation
Faculté de médecine, Université Laval
Pavillon Ferdinand-Vandry, bureau 4293
1050, avenue de la Médecine
Québec (Québec) G1V 0A6

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Holder of a Master's Degree in Speech Pathology and a PhD Degree in experimental medicine, his research activities mainly focus on fine acoustic properties of healthy and pathological speech, as well as markers of speech intelligibility. These research activities are divided into two main areas; acoustic changes and methodological issues associated with the analysis of the sound signal.

Regular Researcher, CIRRIS
Assistant Professor, Speech Therapy Program, Rehabilitation Department, Université Laval
Research theme: 
Motor function, sense and perception
Language-related functions
Research goal: 
Evaluation and Analysis
Understanding of the mechanisms, phenomena and needs

Academic background


Postdoctoral Fellowship (2014-2015)
SUNY, University of Buffalo, NY
Under the supervision of Dr. Kris Tjaden
Relationship between consonant-vowel coarticulation and intelligibility of speech: the mediating role of speed and intensity [translation]
Original Title: 
Relation entre la coarticulation consonne-voyelle et l'intelligibilité de laparole : le rôle médiateur du débit et de l'intensité

Doctoral Degree in Experimental Medicine, PhD. (2010-2014)
Université Laval
Under the supervision of Drs. Joël Macoir and Johanna-Pascale Roy
Impact of therapeutic management of acoustic properties of vowels in Parkinson's disease [translation]
Original title: 
Impact de la prise en charge thérapeutique sur les propriétés acoustiques des voyelles la maladie de Parkinson

Professional Master's Degree in Speech Pathology, M.Sc. (2008-2010)
Université Laval
Under the supervision of Drs. Joël Macoir, Marion Fossard and Johanna-Pascale Roy
Involvement of procedural memory in speech disorders in Parkinson's disease patients [translation]
Original Title: Implication de la mémoire procédurale dans les troubles de la parole présents chez la population atteinte de la maladie de Parkinson

Bachelor's Degree in Psychology, BA (2005-2008)
Université Laval

Research Interests



Articles in scientific journals (peer-reviewed)

Martel-Sauvageau V, Roy J-P, Langlois M, Macoir J. (2015).  Clinical Linguistics and Phonetics. 1-17. [Epub ahead of print]
Posted online on February 17, 2015. (doi:10.3109/02699206.2015.1012301)
Vincent Martel Sauvageau, Joël Macoir, Mélanie Langlois, Michel Prud’Homme, Léo Cantin and Johanna-Pascale Roy (2014).
Parkinson’s Disease. Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 487035, 9 pages,


 2012/2: Certified Clinician LSVT LOUD, LSVT Global Inc.
               Research disciplines: Speech and hearing therapy
 2009/1: Speech Therapist, Order of Speech and Hearing Therapists of Quebec
               Research Topics: Rehabilitation
               Research disciplines: Speech therapy


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