Pauline van der Straten Waillet has been a Speech-Language Thearpist (SLT) since 2008 and obtained her PhD in 2023 from the Université Libre de Bruxelles (Belgium). Her research focuses on professional practices with multilingual children. Ms van der Straten Waillet is a lecturer in the Master of Speech-Language Therapy at the Université Libre de Bruxelles.
Funded by the Belgian Kids Fund for pediatric research, her PhD thesis explored SLT practices with multilingual children having normal hearing or hearing loss: Assessment of speech production and early intervention.
In 2020, Ms van der Straten Waillet conducted research on “supporting culturally and linguistically diverse parents of children with hearing loss” and she created the website www.aloadiversite.com. Ms van der Straten Waillet also has 10 years of clinical experience in Belgium and Canada with children having hearing and/or language disorders.