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Kakia Petinou

Associate Professor
Department of Rehabilitation Sciences
Cyprus University of Technology


Kakia Petinou holds a Bachelor's and Master's (CUM LAUDE) degree in Logotherapia / Logopathology from the University of Georgia in the USA, as well as a PhD in Speech and Hearing Sciences from the University of New York Graduate Center in the United States with specialization in Development psycholinguistics.

Research Interest

Her research interests focus on the linguistic development of children with a slow evolution in speech and its relation to chronic linguistic delay (special language disorder, verbal inaction, phonological disorder). It also deals with early formal language development as well as with the development of language assessment tools for pre-school, preschool and school age children.


  • Petinou Kakia, Theodorou Eleni (2015) Early phonetic development in typically developing children: A longitudinal investigation from Cypriot-Greek child data. Clinical Linguistics & Phonetics 30: 1-17.

  • Kkese E, Petinou Kakia (2016) Perception Abilities of L1 Cypriot Greek Listeners - Types of Errors Involving Plosive Consonants in L2 English. Journal of Psycholinguistic Research 46.

  • Kyriakou Kyriaki, Petinou Kakia, Phinikettos Ioannis (2017) Risk Factors for Voice Disorders in University Professors in Cyprus. Journal of Voice.

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