Deryk S. Beal, PhD, Reg. CASLPO, CCC-SLP


Clinician-Scientist, Bloorview Research Institute
Assistant Professor, Department of Speech-Language Pathology, University of Toronto

Early Career Excellence in Graduate Teaching and Mentorship
Graduate Faculty Teaching Awards


Dr. Deryk Beal specializes in the study of paediatric communication and its disorders and heads up the CONNECT Lab. His research program aims to understand the neurobiology of communication and to develop and evaluate new treatments for childhood brain-based speech and language disorders. To accomplish these aims, the researchers use tools such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), electroencephalography (EEG), functional near infrared spectroscopy (fNRIS), transcranial electrical stimulation (tES) and transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS). Dr. Beal partners with health-care practitioners, researchers, clients and their families for the purpose of accelerating our understanding of the best rehabilitation practices for the developing brain.

Quote from the Winner

I engage all students as I would keen new colleagues in my discipline - because they are!

About the Award

This award recognizes contributions to the training and experience of graduate students by faculty members within five years of their academic appointment. These contributions are evidenced by excellence in teaching, supervision or mentorship, and dedication to students.