Katlyn Nickels, MS

PhD Candidate

Katlyn Nickels, M.S., is a doctoral candidate in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences. She completed her bachelor's degree in Communication Science and Disorders at Florida State University and her master's degree in Communication Disorders at the University of Texas at Dallas. 
 
Currently, Katlyn is training in the Aphasia Research Project under the direction of her primary mentor, Dr. Pélagie Beeson. In addition, she works as a Research Assistant for Dr. Aneta Kielar in the Neuroimaging Research Laboratory. Her primary research interests include the nature and treatment of neurogenic communication disorders in adults, with a focus on the development of robust behavioral treatment approaches for individuals with primary progressive aphasia (PPA). Her dissertation research is focused on the contribution of a phonological intervention to naming performance in individuals with the logopenic variant of PPA.
 
In the fall of 2021, Katlyn will complete her Certificate in College Teaching from the University of Arizona. As a graduate teaching assistant, she co-instructs an undergraduate survey class in the field of Speech, Langauge, and Hearing Sciences."