University Profiles


Nina C. Capone Singleton, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Associate Professor

Department of Speech-Language Pathology


I have been treating and studying children with communication and swallowing disorders for over 15 years.

In my research, I investigate the relationship between teaching word meaning and a child's accuracy in naming those words. I am also interested in the relationship between gesturing to communicate and language development.

My clinical experience has focused on evaluating and treating children between birth and 8 years of age, with extensive experience in pediatric dysphagia (feeding/swallowing disorders). The laboratory is developing a new line of research in pediatric feeding and swallowing development.

I also mentor the thesis projects of doctoral and MS students. Current thesis topics include: intervention of figurative language in children with SLI, gesturing in children with communication disorders, and an exploratory investigation of pediatric feeding milestones.

I teach several courses that cover the following topics: language development, language and articulation disorders, early intervention, and pediatric dysphagia.


  • Ph.D., Northwestern University
  • M.A., Northwestern University
  • B.A., Boston University

Academic Distinctions


  • New Investigators Research Grant, ASHA Foundation, 2008-2009
  • Alpha Eta National Honor Society, Seton Hall Chapter, 2009
  • Pediatric Research Loan Repayment Award, National Institutes of Health, 2008-2010
  • Provost's Faculty Scholarship Award, Seton Hall University, 2007
  • Researcher of the Year, Co-Sponsored by the Grants Division and Provost's Office, Seton Hall University, 2006
  • Editor's Award, Journal of Speech, Language and Hearing Research Award of Highest Merit, 2003



Office Phone


Office Location
Room 104
McQuaid Hall


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