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Lyn S. Turkstra

Lyn S. Turkstra, PhD, CCC-SLP, is Associate Professor at the University of Wisconsin Madison, where she directs the Communication and Cognition Laboratory. She is known internationally for her research on cognitive communication disorders in adolescents and adults with traumatic brain injury (TBI) and has published numerous articles in this area. Her research aims to advance understanding of the cognitive basis of communication problems in individuals with brain injury, particularly in relation to social communication. Dr. Turkstra is board certified by the Academy of Neurologic Communication Disorders and Sciences. She is the lead author of national evidence-based practice guidelines for assessment of individuals with cognitive communication disorders after TBI and has been active in the development of guidelines for cognitive rehabilitation and interdisciplinary collaboration.