Dr. Carol Boliek, LSVT Global Pediatric Expert


Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders

Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine

University of Alberta

Dr. Boliek is a full professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine and the Neuroscience and Mental Health Institute at the University of Alberta. She completed her PhD in Psychology with an emphasis in Developmental Neuropsychology from the University of Northern Colorado.  She did a postdoctoral fellowship in developmental neuropsychology at Southern Illinois University and a second postdoctoral fellowship in pediatric speech motor control at the University of Arizona.  Dr. Boliek became a research scientist at the University of Arizona focusing on speech physiology in typically developing infants and young children as well as children with cerebral palsy. Dr. Boliek joined the staff at the University of Alberta in 2002.  Her research program involves both basic speech physiology studies across the lifespan and applied studies involving treatment–dependent neuroplasticity following LSVT LOUD with children who have motor speech disorders and cerebral palsy.