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Danai Fannin

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Associate Professor
(919) 530-7473
(919) 530-7975
1031 H. M. Michaux, Jr. School of Education Building


EDSH 5745 Early Intervention: Teaching and Assessing Infants and Toddlers
EDSH 5755 Literacy for Communication Disorders
EDSH 5795 Autism
EDSH 5796 Multicultural Issues in Speech Language Pathology
EDSH 5273 Language Disorders in Children

Research Interests

Dr. Fannin's research interests include cultural and socioeconomic effects on communicative functions, appropriate intervention and evaluation for culturally and linguistically diverse children, and interdisciplinary intervention for toddlers and preschoolers with developmental disabilities.


PhD University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill 2008
MA Saint Louis University 2003
BS Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville 2000
BA Bradley University 1997

Selected Publications

1. Kasambira Fannin, D. (2020). Special Forum: Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Office of Multicultural Affairs. . Perspectives on the ASHA Special Interest Groups, 1-2.
2. Kasambira Fannin, D. , & Crais, E. R., & Barbarin, O. A. (2018). Correlation between communicative functions of mothers and preschoolers of different racial and income groups. Journal of the National Black Association for Speech-Language and Hearing, 13, 9-30.
3. Kasambira Fannin, D. , & Barbarin, O. A., & Crais, E. R. (2018). Communicative function use of preschoolers and mothers from differing racial and socioeconomic groups.. Language Speech and Hearing Services in Schools,, 49, 306-319.
4. Kasambira Fannin, D. (2018). Reporting of underrepresented populations in autism treatment studies across 25 years. Clinical Archives of Communication Disorders, 2, 250-263.
5. Kasambira Fannin, D. , & Barbarin, O. A., & Crais, E. R. (2017). Effects of mothers' and preschoolers' communicative function use and demographics on concurrent language and social skills. Journal of the National Black Association for Speech-Language and Hearing, 12, 79-99.
6. Kasambira Fannin, D. (2016). The intersection of culture and the ICF-CY Personal and Environmental Factors for Alternative and Augmentative Communication. Perspectives on the ASHA Special Interest Groups (SIG 12), 63-82.
7. Fannin, D. C., & Watson, L. R. (2014). Social communication assessment and intervention for children on the autism spectrum. In D.A. Hwa-Froelich (Ed.), Social communication development and disorders. New York: Psychology Press.
8. Kasari, C. , & Kasambira Fannin, D. C., & Stickles, K. (2012). Joint attention intervention for children with autism. In P. Prelock, & R. McCauley (Eds.), Treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorders: Evidence-based intervention strategies for communication & social interaction, Baltimore: Paul H. Brookes.
9. Hwa-Froelich, D. , & Kasambira, D. , & Moleski, A. M. (2007). Communicative Functions of African American Head Start Children. Communication Disorders Quarterly, 28, 77-91.
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