Selçuk Güven , Ph.D.
    Selçuk Güven
    Research Axis
    Brain and Child Development Axis
    Research Theme
    Neurodevelopmental diseases
    CHUSJ - Centre de Recherche


    • Assistant Professor, Faculty of Medicine, University of Montreal, 2021


    • Postdoctorate, IVADO & Department of Computer Science and Operations Research(DIRO), University of Montréal, 2020
    • Postdoctorate, School of Communication Sciences and Disorders, McGill University, 2019
    • Postdoctorate, Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences, Purdue University, 2017
    • PhD, Speech and Language Therapy, Anadolu University, Turkey, 2015
    • MSc, Speech and Language Pathology, Ludwig Maximilian University, Germany, 2007

    Research Interests

    Dr. Güven's primary area of interest revolves around comprehensively understanding speech-language impairments observed in various neurodevelopmental disorders. He is deeply committed to enhancing the diagnosis and treatment of these conditions by employing computational and neuropsychological methodologies.

    His overarching aim is to advance our comprehension of the intricate nature and underlying mechanisms of speech and language disorders in children. Through leveraging artificial intelligence and machine learning techniques, his meticulous exploration of these disorders holds the potential to redefine their diagnosis and treatment paradigms, marking the onset of precision medicine within this domain. Ultimately, Dr. Güven aims to improve the quality of life for children affected by speech and language disorders, while also empowering healthcare professionals with sustainable resources to effect enduring change. 

    Research Topics

    • Diagnosis and treatment of speech-language disorders in children
    • Computational speech-language pathology
    • Diagnosis and treatment of dyslexia and dysgraphia
    • Use of Bayesian inference in speech-language pathology
    • Language and executive functions in neurodevelopmental disorders
    • Use of artificial intelligence in childhood speech-language disorders
    • Innovation in speech-language pathology

    Career Summary

    Following the completion of his Ph.D., Dr. Güven engaged in postdoctoral research at Purdue University within the Department of Speech, Hearing, and Language Sciences. Subsequently, he continued his academic pursuits as a postdoctoral fellow at McGill University's School of Communication Sciences and Disorders. This was followed by another postdoctoral research position at the Artificial Intelligence Research Institute, IVADO, situated at the University of Montreal. Additionally, he has served as a visiting researcher at the Sagol School of Neuroscience at Tel Aviv University in Israel.

    Awards and Distinctions

    • FRQS Junior 1 Research Scholar- AI in Health
    • IVADO Postdoctoral Fellowship
    • Richard & Edith Strauss Foundation Clinical Postdoctoral Fellowship

    Major financing

    Advancing the Understanding and Diagnosis of Childhood Speech-Language Disorders Using Machine Learning and AI, SickKids Foundation New Investigator Grant, Nominated PI, 2024-2027.

    SpeechBrain : Conversatinal AI (and beyond) for everyone, Compute Canada, Co-applicant.2023-2025.

    Using AI in the Assessment of Communication Disorders, Quebec Minister of Economy and Innovation (MEI), 2021-2023, PI.


    • Lamoureux G. & Güven S. (2023). Evidence-Based-Practice is not “one-size-fits-all” approach to treatment: Pan-Canadian Survey on Clinical Management of Preschoolers with Stuttering. 13th Oxford Dysfluency Conference, Oxford, UK.
    • Güven S. & Friedmann, N. (2023). Distinct cognitive profiles in reading morphologically and phonologically complex words in children with developmental dyslexia. Annual Conference of Society for the Scientific Study of Reading, Port Douglas, Australia.
    • Güven S. & Orozco A. (2023) Identification of Developmental Speech and Language Disorder Using Multimodal Deep Learning. Annual Conference of International Association of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Auckland, New Zealand. 
    • Güven S. ,Friedmann N., & Erbas A N. (2022). Wh-Questions and Relative Clauses in Hearing Impairment and in Developmental Language Disorder. Generative Approaches to Language Acquisition Conference, Frankfurt, Germany.
    • Güven, S. (2022). Artificial Intelligence in Speech-Language Pat


    • Güven, S. & Lamoureux G. (in press). Exploring Speech-Language Pathologists' Perceptions of Artificial Intelligence in Clinical Practice: A Nationwide Survey in Canada. Journal of Speech-Language and Hearing Research.
    • Güven, S. & Friedmann, N. (in press). Distinct profiles in reading morphologically and phonologically complex words by children with developmental dyslexia, Scientific Reports.
    • Sarıyer, M. N., & Güven, S. (2024). The Interplay of Morphosyntax and Verbal and Nonverbal Short-Term Memory in Children and Adolescents with Down Syndrome. Scientific Reports.
    • Güven, S. (2024). Developmental Graphemic Dysgraphia and Dyslexia: A Case Report. Cognitive Neuropsychology. 5: 1-12.
    • Güven, S. & Friedmann, N. (2021). Vowel dyslexia in Turkish: A window to the complex structure of the sublexical route. Plos One. 1: 1-27.
    • Güven, S. & Friedmann, N. (2022). Even in predictable orthographies: Surface dyslexia in a highly transparent language. Scientific Studies of Reading. 1: 1-24.
    • Güven, S. & Leonard, L. (2020). Production of noun suffixes by Turkish-speaking children with developmental language disorder and their typically developing peers. International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders. 3: 1-24.
    • Güven, S. & Friedmann, N. (2019). Developmental Letter Position Dyslexia in a Morphologically Rich and Orthographically Transparent Language. Frontiers in Psychology. 2: 1-29.

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