Anna received a B.Sc in Medical and Health Physics at McMaster University. She then completed her M.Sc thesis work in the Speech Language Pathology Department at the University of Toronto, where she used advanced brain imaging techniques to study the neural speech-motor networks implicated in stuttering. Anna's publications on this topic include articles in the Journal of Fluency Disorders and Frontiers of Human Neuroscience (see below). After her thesis work, Anna completed her clinical degree in Speech Language Pathology from the University of Toronto while working as a research assistant in the Speech Fluency Lab.
Anna is trained in several approaches to targeting speech, language, and communication: PROMPT, PECS, It Takes Two to Talk. Anna is also trained in the Lidcombe and Fluency Plus programs for children and adults who stutter. Anna loves problem solving to find an individual treatment approach to every child and enjoys working closely with families.
On her time away from work, Anna enjoys playing tennis, hiking, rock climbing, and salsa dancing.
Mersov, A., Cheyne, D., Jobst, C., & De Nil, L. (2018). A preliminary study on the neural oscillatory characteristics of motor preparation prior to dysfluent and fluent utterances in adults who stutter. Journal of fluency disorders, 55, 145-155.
Mersov, A. M., Jobst, C., Cheyne, D. O., & De Nil, L. (2016). Sensorimotor oscillations prior to speech onset reflect altered motor networks in adults who stutter. Frontiers in human neuroscience, 10, 443.
Mersov, A. M., Crane, D. E., Chappell, M. A., Black, S. E., & MacIntosh, B. J. (2015). Estimating the sample size required to detect an arterial spin labelling magnetic resonance imaging perfusion abnormality in voxel-wise group analyses. Journal of neuroscience methods, 245, 169-177.