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Douglas, Natalie




Natalie Douglas aims to advance best, person-centered practices in communication and quality of life interventions for people with dementia, aphasia, and other communication disorders in adults. She additionally partners with healthcare and educational teams to increase the uptake of evidence-based practices through implementation science.

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Recent Publications

  1. Douglas, N.F., Feuerstein, J., Oshita, J., Schliep, M. (accepted). Knowledge brokering: increasing the use of research evidence in communication sciences and disorders. Perspectives of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Special Interest Groups.
  2. Weber, K., Popp, K.T., Douglas, N.F., Nelson, R. (accepted). Why we need trauma informed higher education now more than ever. About Campus.
  3. Douglas, N.F., Feuerstein, J., Oshita, J., Schliep, M., Danowski, M. (2022). Implementation science research in communication sciences and disorders: a scoping review. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology.
  4. Binger, C., Douglas, N.F., Kent-Walsh, J. (2021). Planning for implementation science in clinical practice research: An augmentative and alternative communication example. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology.
  5. Azios, J., Strong, K., Archer, B., Douglas, N.F., Simmons-Mackie, N., Worrall, L. (2021). Friendship matters: A research agenda for aphasia. Aphasiology.
  6. Douglas, N.F. & MacPherson, M. (2021). Positive changes in certified nursing assistants’ communication behaviors with residents with dementia: feasibility of a coaching strategy. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology.

Dr. Douglas's Full List of Publications

  • Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology (CCC-SLP)
  • Certificate, Special Purpose Award in Montessori Education for Dementia, St. Nicholas Montessori College of Ireland, 2022
  • PhD, Neurocommunicative Science, University of South Florida, 2013
  • MA, Speech-Language Pathology, Ohio University, 2003
  • BS, Hearing, Speech, and Language Sciences, Ohio University, 2001
  • Implementation science
  • Dementia, aphasia
  • Long-term care, nursing homes
  • Comprehensive Aphasia Trialists, Deputy Lead, Implementation Science Working Group 
  • American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine 
  • Gerontological Society of America 
  • Implementation Science and Aging Research Special Interest Group
  • AcademyHealth
  • AphasiaAccess
  • Society for Implementation Research Collaboration
  • Global Implementation Society
  • National Aphasia Association
  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)
  • ASHA Special Interest Group #2, Neurophysiology & Neurogenic Speech & Language Disorders
  • ASHA Special Interest Group #15, Gerontology
  • Michigan Speech-Language-Hearing Association
  • Holder, Speech-Language Pathology, State of Michigan

Courses Taught

  • CSD 417SL:  Introduction to Adult Communication Disorders
  • SLP 632:  Counseling Issues in Communication Disorders
  • SLP 722:  Cognitive-Communicative Disorders of Dementia and Traumatic Brain Injury