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Kara Nunn, MS, CCC-SLP

Clinical Instructor

Division of Speech and Language Pathology; Decker College of Nursing and Health Sciences

Background

Kara Nunn is a clinical instructor in the Division of Speech and Language Pathology at Binghamton University's Decker College of Nursing and Health Sciences, where she teaches and supervises graduate and undergraduate students.

Throughout her 17 years of clinical practice, Nunn’s clinical experience encompasses early intervention and preschool populations, private practice, public school populations (grades 6-12) and post-21 transitioning. She has dedicated her professional career to evaluating and treating individuals with diverse communication needs. She is PROMPT trained and working toward full PROMPT certification.

Nunn has a holistic approach to treatment as an advocate, teacher, consultant and mentor. Clients and family goals are always part of her therapy sessions. In addition, she has focused on developing programming for carryover of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) into the community, as well as supporting families and students outside the educational setting.

She has presented and provided continuing education both locally and within the state.

Education

  • MS, speech and language pathology, Buffalo State College
  • BS, communication disorders and sciences, University at Buffalo

Research Interests

  • Apraxia (CAS)
  • Professional issues
  • Persons who use augmentative and alternative communication
  • Language literacy development in children and adolescents
  • Autism spectrum disorders social skill development

Clinical Interests

  • Children with complex communication needs (CCN)
  • Childhood apraxia (CAS)
  • Socioemotional impact of communication disorders
  • Augmentative and alternative communication (AAC)
  • Autism spectrum disorders (ASD)
  • Language and literacy development

Teaching Interests

  • Language and literacy development
  • Augmentative and alternative communication (AAC)
  • Autism spectrum disorders (ASD)
  • Phonological disorders
  • Anatomy