Ana-Inés Ansaldo

Personal Information


Associate professor at the École d'orthophonie et audiologie of l’Université de Montréal [School of audiology and speech-language pathology at the University of Montreal].

Director of the Laboratoire de plasticité cérébrale, communication et vieillissement [Brain Plasticity, Communication and Ageing Laboratory] at the research center of the Institut universitaire de gériatrie de Montréal [Montreal geriatric university Institute]


The Impact of Bilingualism on Aging: A Conversation with Ana Ines Ansaldo

An article by Fabrice Jaumont PhD, Educator, researcher and author.(August 29, 2016). A few days ago, I was very fortunate to spend time with Ana Ines Ansaldo, who kindly visited me in Willsboro, on beautiful Lake Champlain, where I am working on my book, The Bilingual Revolution. Read the article: The Impact of Bilingualism on Aging

Sharing knowledge and involvement

Dr. Ana Inés Ansaldo does not hesitate to disseminate the results of her research. Here is an example of a contribution to a video of the Heart and Stroke Foundation on the stroke. You can also watch an excerpt of the Découverte television show aired on Radio-Canada from Tout.tv in which Dre Ana Inés Ansaldo participated Le cerveau bilingue (In French)

Research Interest

Speech-language pathologist by profession, Dre Ana Inés Ansaldo’s interests are focused on the mechanisms of brain plasticity involved in language processing, more specifically in the context of aging. Always with a clinical approach, her research projects follow these main points:

I. Cognitive ability and the learning of a second language.
1. Cognitive advantages of bilingualism
2. Impact on the mind of the elderly

II. Neurobiological bases of language
1. Impact of age
2. Particularities of the aging mind

III. Language therapy-induced cerebral plasticity
1. Identification of the most efficient therapies to produce language recuperation in aphasia or dementia.
2. Neuro-functional markers to identify effective therapies

IV. Sharing of knowledge with the clinical community and community at large.

This research is subsidised by CIHR, NSERC, HSFC among others.

University education

With a degree in speech therapy and audiology obtained in Argentina, Dre Ana Inés Ansaldo works in Quebec since 2002. Speaking five languages, Dre Ana Inés Ansaldo lectures around the world and of course in Montreal.

2005/09- Postdoctoral fellow, McConnell Brain Imaging Center, Montreal Neurological Institute, McGill University, Quebec, Canada

2002/09 - Ph.D. (Biomedical Sciences, Speech language pathology option), Université de Montréal, Quebec, Canada

1982/05 - Licence in audiology and speech language pathology, Universidad del Salvador, Buenos Aires, Argentina.