Lyn Turkstra

Phone: 905-525-9140 ext. 28648
Fax: 905-524-0069
Office: IAHS Rm. 403/E


Dr. Turkstra is a Professor in the School of Rehabilitation Science and Assistant Dean of the Speech-Language Pathology Program.  She is a faculty member in the Neuroscience Graduate Program at McMaster and a member of the Centre for Advanced Research in Experimental and Applied Linguistics.

Research Expertise

Keywords: communication cognition rehabilitation brain injury neurological disorders neuroscience

Dr. Turkstra’s aim is to advance knowledge and clinical training that supports full life participation for individuals with neurological communication disorders.  Her studies focus on links between cognition and communication in adolescents and adults with acquired brain injury, particularly in the area of social communication.  Dr. Turkstra is an author on over 100 peer-reviewed publications, including evidence-based practice guidelines for intervention in acquired brain injury.

Recent Publications

Link to Dr. Turkstra's Publications

Hart, T., Dijkers, M.P., Whyte, J., Turkstra, L.S., et al. (2019). A Theory-Driven System for the Specification of Rehabilitation Treatments. Arch Phys Med Rehabil 100:172-80.

Mutlu, B., Duff, M. & Turkstra, L. (2019) Social-cue perception and mentalizing ability following traumatic brain injury: A human-robot interaction study, Brain Inj 33:1, 23-31.

Turkstra, L.S., Norman, R.S., Mutlu B, Duff, M.C. (2018). Impaired theory of mind in adults with traumatic brain injury: A replication and extension of findings. Neuropsychologia 111:117-122.

General Information

Mailing Address:

School of Rehabilitation Sciences
Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University
Institute of Applied Health Sciences,
Room 403, 1400 Main St. W. Hamilton, ON L8S 1C7


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