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

Associate Professor
Department of Speech-Language Pathology

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.