Linda D. Vallino, PhD, CCC-SLP/A, FASHA
Linda D. Vallino, PhD, CCC-SLP/A, FASHA is head of the Craniofacial Outcomes Research Laboratory in the Center for Pediatrics Auditory and Speech Sciences and Senior Research Scientist at Nemours/Alfred I. DuPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, Delaware where she also serves on the Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Team. She is Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at Sidney Kimmel Medical College-Jefferson Medical University and Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Linguistics and Cognitive Sciences at the University of Delaware. Dr. Vallino completed her doctoral degree at the University of Pittsburgh and received a masters degree in Clinical Evaluative Sciences from Dartmouth College. As a clinician and clinical speech scientist, Dr. Vallino has 30 years of experience specializing in children and young adults with cleft palate-craniofacial anomalies. She has published papers, written book chapters, made presentations at scientific meetings in the area of cleft and craniofacial anomalies. Her research interests include speech sound disorders and automated speech recognition technology to assess speech intelligibility in children with cleft palate, and transition of care in young adults with cleft and craniofacial anomalies palate. Dr. Vallino holds the Certificate of Clinical Competence in both Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology and is an ASHA Fellow.