Nola T. Radford

Professor & Director of Clinical Education and Clinical Research

KNOXVILLE TN 379962500
Tel: (865) 974-2672


  • Ph.D., Memphis State University, Language Development & Disorders in Children to Adolescents

My Current CV

Clinical Care Specialty/Interest

 The following is a sampling of speech and hearing services provided over the years:

2017  Mentor, Speech Language Pathology Clinical Fellow

  • Providing direct observation of therapy and interactions, co-treatment, modeling, conferencing and rating of Fellow for evaluation and treatment of children and adolescents with speech (including speech-sound disorder and fluency) and/or language impairments, with related problems in literacy and academic performance.

2012  MS State Health Department, Early Detection of Hearing Loss in Infants, Primary Investigator 

  • Provided area work shops to educate health care providers regarding appropriate methods for infant hearing screening, subsequent follow-up and referral for state support services

2005-2011 Jackson State University, Jackson, MS

  • Screening for mild cognitive impairment (MCI) for older adults using A Quick Test (AQT) for early detection of deterioration of rapid-naming as an indicator of Alzheimer''s Dementia

2000-2005 University of Texas Pan American, Edinburg, Texas

  • Smooth Talking Clinic for intense group therapy for school-age children who stutter
  • Screening for mild cognitive impairment (MCI) using A Quick Test (AQT) for early detection of deterioration of rapid-naming as an indicator of Alzheimer''s Dementia
  • Continuing Education Workshops for Speech-Language Pathologists of Region I, Southwest Texas; Topic Area: Fluency Therapy

1997-1999 Southeast Missouri State University, Department of Communicative Sciences and Disorders

  • Specialty language clinics with intense group therapy for children with speech and language problems in Cape Girardeau, Missouri

1992-1997 Consultant in Speech-language Pathology, National Black Child Development Institute (PROJECT SPIRIT)

  • Provided workshops to educators and child-care workers implementing after-school enrichment programs for African-American Children nationally to deter participation in gangs and to promote academic achievement (Training sites included: Baltimore, Maryland; Los Angeles, California; Jacksonville, Florida; Detroit, Michigan)

1993-1996 Early Childhood Special Services, HeadStart Program of Little Rock, Arkansas 

  • Direct speech and language services for children, 3 to 5 years of age, individual and group therapy
  • Supervision of graduate student practicum in Head Start Centers in North Little Rock and Little Rock, Arkansas

1991- 1996 University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Department of Audiology and Speech Pathology

  • Specialty clinics for children''s language development, with emphasis on providing graduate students in speech-language pathology experience with group intervention and best practices.

Research Interest/Specialty

Effective therapies for children who stutter

Speech-sound disorder in children 

Family-based therapies for children with language delays

Language and speech development of children with histories of abuse and neglect

Early detection of Mild Cognitive Impairment associated with Alzheimer’s Dementia

Student Engagement and Effective Teaching Strategies in Higher Education

Stereotype threat and the influence on teaching-learning in Higher Education

Clinical Education and Supervision in the Speech and Hearing Sciences


  1. Nola Radford. A research note to encourage speech breathing in children who stutter. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 0 (0), 2016.
  2. Anthony R. Mawson, Nola T. Radford, Binu Jacob. Toward a Theory of Stuttering. European Neurology, 76, 244-251, 2016.
  3. Radford, N.T., Cannon-Smith, G., & Saenz, A.. Using video viewing to evoke Hispanic children's narrative samples. Echo e-journal for Black and other ethnic groups, 4 (1), 24-38, 2009.
  4. Radford, N.T.. Smooth talking: A therapy program for children who stutter (2nd ed.)., 2009.
  5. Radford, N. T.. Mediations for stuttering reduction: Lessons from African American and Mexican-American Children. ECHO: E-Journal for Black and Other Ethnic Group Research and Practices in Communication Sciences and Disorders. Echo e-journal for Black and other ethnic groups, 3 (1), 25-42, 2007.
  6. Radford, NT, Tanguma, J, Gonzalez, M, Nericcio, MA, Newman, DG. A case study of mediated learning, delayed auditory feedback, and motor repatterning to reduce stuttering. Percept Mot Skills, 101 (1), 63-71, 2005.
  7. Newman, D. G., Radford, N.T., & Nericcio, M. A.. A comparative study of teacher utterances in Head Start classrooms. Advance for Speech & Hearing, 13 (43), 12, 2003.
  8. Radford, N. T.. African-American vernacular English response variations. In Structured Photographic Expressive Language Test 3., 2003.
  9. Radford, N.. A follow-up study of seven siblings with unusual sound preferences. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 89, 1215-1216, 1999.
  10. Radford, N.T.. Practical approaches for identifying and managing aused and neglected children.. Infant-Toddler Intervention: The Transdisciplinary Journal, 8 (3), 287-304, 1998.
  11. Radford, N. T., Gentry, B.. Speech delay in seven siblings with unusual sound preferences. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 1067-1072, 1997.
  12. Dancer, J., Burl, N.T., Waters, S.. Effects of unilateral hearing loss on teacher responses to the SIFTER. American Annals of the Deaf, 140 (3), 291-294, 1995.
  13. Burl, N. T. & Swindell, C. S.. Intervention with teen parents and their children: A system theory approach. Journal of the Tennessee Speech-Language and Hearing Association, 1988.