Xavier University of Louisiana

Xavier University of Louisiana
Speech Pathology

1 Drexel Drive

Campus Box 300

New Orleans, LA 70125

504-520-5087 phone

504-520-7982 fax

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Nancy Martino, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

EDUCATION

Ph.D., Louisiana State University

M.A., University of Tennessee

B.S., Pennsylvania State University

COURSES TAUGHT AT XAVIER
  • Introduction to Communication Disorders (SPTH 1320)
  • Articulation Disorders (SPTH 2920)
  • Normal Language Development (SPTH 2730)
  • School-Age Language Learning Problems
    (for the Division of Education's graduate and certificate programs) (EDCG 5775)
  • Fluency Disorders (SPTH 3560)
  • Speech Pathology Clinical Supervisor (SPTH 4601P/4602P)
RESEARCH AREAS

Identification and treatment of Afro-Caribbean and Latino children with communication impairments

BIOGRAPHY

Dr. Martino has been the recipient of several Personnel Preparation grants from the United States Department of Education. She was the Director of Projects Buena Lingua, Affirm and SEEK (Special Educators Embracing Knowledge). Project Buena Lingua's aim was to increase the number of Speech-Language Pathology Assistants who possess an introductory knowledge of Spanish language, culture and communication disorders. Project Affirm's aim was to increase the number of African American speech-language pathologists specifically trained to work in urban, high-poverty areas. Project SEEK's aim was to increase the number of African American teachers certified in special education trained in the linguistic underpinnings of reading. Dr. Martino's research focuses on disparities found in the identification and treatment of Afro-Caribbean and Latino children with communication impairments and families' knowledge and access to services for this population.