Skott Jones

Associate Professor, Department of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology

Skott Jones

Skott Jones

Jones is an expert in language and language development; language development in children with disorders; bilingual phonological development; disorders and treatment factors.

He is the director of the Collaborative Language Research Laboratory in the Department of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology. The lab investigates aspects related to language development and disorders in children and young adults, including word learning, phonological development, and the interface between the two. Current experiments include a treatment study with intensity as a factor, a word learning experiment with college students, and a survey regarding autism awareness amongst students in healthcare disciplines.

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Mentions in the Media

"I think there’s a lot of cultural differences in communication, but I think some of these variables will operate exactly the same because every language has something in common, and it’s that it’s just a bunch of random symbols strung together that we all have agreed on meaning something. Every language has that in common."

Skott Jones

Research Focus

  • Word learning in children and adults
  • Autism awareness
  • Social media use and effects on social communication among college students
  • Phonological treatment factors
  • Child language development/disorders; phonological development/disorders
  • Speech production of bilingual children


San Diego State University and the University of California, San Diego
Ph.D., Language and Communicative Disorders, 2009

San Diego State University
M.A., Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences, 2007

Ithaca College
B.S., Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, 2001