Miya St John is a paediatric speech pathologist and research assistant. Miya completed her Masters thesis in 2016 (The University of Melbourne) examining the speech and language phenotype of boys with Klinefelter syndrome. She has since continued this research, and similar projects, as part of the Speech and Language team. Miya also works in primary schools, as a speech pathologist and clinical educator.
Miya has helped to explore the speech and language phenotypes of children with rare genetic conditions (e.g. NRXN1 deletions). She has also collaborated with others to explore the links between hearing loss and speech sound disorder. Miya has contributed to further work, led by others in the Speech and Language Group, working across the VicCHILD (Victorian Childhood Hearing Impairment Longitudinal Databank) and VIBeS (Victorian Infant Brain Studies) projects.
Centre for Research Excellence in Speech and Language
Brignell A, St John M, Bruce A, Dinale C, Pigdon L, Hildebrand M, Amor D, Morgan AT. (2018). Characterization of speech and language phenotype in children with NRXN1 deletions. American Journal of Medical Genetics Part B. 177(8):700-708. doi: 10.1002/ajmg.b.32664.