Communication Disorders Staff
- Assistant Professor
- Academic Complex 108-C
SLP 511 – Neurology for the SLP
SLP 518 – Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)
SLP 560 – Medical Speech-Language Pathology
SLP 589 – Special Topics in Communication Disorders
CD 488 – Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)
- Burton, J. M., Creaghead, N. A., Silbert, N., Breit-Smith, A., Duncan, A. W., & Grether, S. M. (2020). Social communication and structural language of girls with high-functioning autism spectrum disorder. Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, 51(4), 1139-1155.
- Burton, J. M., Washington, K. N., & Samms-Vaughan, M (2019). Parent report of communication skills of jamaican children with autism spectrum disorder: A pilot study. Communication Disorders Quarterly, 41(1), 54-66.
- Will, M., Currans, K., Smith, J., Weber, S., Duncan, A., Burton, J., Kroeger-Geoppinger, K., Miller, V., Stone, M., Mays, Luebrecht, A. Heeman, A., Erickson, C., & Anixt, J (2018). Evidenced-based interventions for children with autism spectrum disorder. Current Problems in Pediatric and Adolescent Health Care, 48(10), 234-249.
Dr. Burton, a native of southcentral Kentucky, earned her undergraduate degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders at Western Kentucky University. She earned a Master's of Education (M.Ed.) in Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Virginia, and a Ph.D. in Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Cincinnati. She was a clinical fellow in speech-language pathology at Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore, Maryland where she was also a LEND (Leadership in Education and Neurodevelopmental Disorders) trainee in partnership with Johns Hopkins University, College of Medicine. Most of her clinical experience, more than 15 years, has been in pediatric healthcare, with a focus on serving children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and other neurodevelopmental disorders. She worked as a Senior Speech-Language Pathologist at the Weisskopf Child Evaluation Center in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Louisville (now Norton Healthcare Child Development Center) for four years and a Speech-Language Pathologist - II for nearly ten years in the Kelly O'Leary Center for Autism Spectrum Disorder at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.
Dr. Burton's Ph.D. coursework included advanced coursework in the area of neuroscience, including the brain, mind, and behavior and developmental and learning sciences and research methods and statistics. Her research and scholarly interests are related to determining clinical profiles and characteristics of social-pragmatic impairment and receptive and expressive language skills, as well as sex/gender differences in children with ASD and how this may impact assessment and treatment decisions for SLPs and related professionals.