Peer-Reviewed Publications

Duff, M. C., Morrow, E. L., Edwards, M., McCurdy, R., Clough, S., Patel, N., Walsh, K., & Covington, N. V. (2022). The Value of Patient Registries to Advance Basic and Translational Research in the Area of Traumatic Brain Injury. Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, 16(April), 1–15. https://doi.org/10.3389/fnbeh.2022.846919 (PDF)

Gordon, J. K. & Clough, S. (2022). How do clinicians judge fluency in aphasia? Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research,1-22. https://doi.org/10.1044/2021_JSLHR-21-00484 (PDF)

Stark, B. C., Clough, S., & Duff, M. C. (2021). Suggestions for improving the investigation of gesture in aphasia. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 64, 4004-4013. https://doi.org/10.1044/2021_JSLHR-21-00125 (PDF)

Clough, S., & Duff, M. C. (2020). The role of gesture in communication and cognition: Implications for understanding and treating neurogenic communication disorders. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 14. https://doi.org/10.3389/fnhum.2020.00323 (PDF)

Gordon, J. K. & Clough, S. (2020). How fluent? Part B. Underlying contributors to continuous measures of fluency in aphasia. Aphasiology. 34, 643-663. https://doi.org/10.1080/02687038.2020.1712586 (PDF)

Clough, S. & Gordon, J. K. (2020). Fluent or nonfluent? Part A: Underlying contributors to categorical classifications of fluency in aphasia. Aphasiology, 34, 515-539. https://doi.org/10.1080/02687038.2020.1727709 (PDF)

Clough, S. & Hilverman, C. (2018). Hand gestures and how they help children learn. Frontiers for Young Minds, 6(29). https://doi.org/10.3389/frym.2018.00029 (PDF)

 

Hilverman, C., Clough, S., Duff, M. C., & Cook, S. W. (2018). Patients with hippocampal amnesia successfully integrate gesture and speech. Neuropsychologia, 117, 332-338. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2018.06.012 (PDF)

Manuscripts Under Review

Clough, S., Hilverman, C., Brown-Schmidt, S. & Duff, M. C. (2022). Evidence of audience design in amnesia: Adaptation in gesture but not speech. Manuscript submitted.

Clough, S., Morrow, E., Mutlu, B., Turkstra, L., Duff, M. (2022). Emotion recognition of faces and emoji in individuals with moderate-severe traumatic brain injury. Manuscript submitted.

McCurdy, R., Clough, S., Edwards, M., Duff, M. (2022). What is the lesion method? How single cases advance our understanding of the brain. Manuscript submitted.

Education

Vanderbilt University, PhD program, Hearing and Speech Sciences (August 2019 to present)

University of Iowa, MA, Speech-Language Pathology (2015 – 2018)

St. Ambrose University, BS, Behavioral Neuroscience, BA, Spanish (2011 – 2015)

Professional Certification

Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology, ASHA (2019 to present)

Certificate in College Teaching, Vanderbilt University (2021)
Online Teaching Specialization, Vanderbilt University (2021)
ASPIRE Data Science Essentials, Vanderbilt University (2021 – 2022)

Research Experience

Graduate Research Assistant (2019 to present):

  • Communication and Memory Laboratory; Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

  • PI: Melissa Duff, PhD

Graduate Research Assistant (2017 – 2019):

  • Aphasia and Aging laboratory; University of Iowa 

  • PI: Jean K. Gordon, PhD

Graduate Research Assistant (2016):

  • Grammar Acquisition LaboratoryUniversity of Iowa

  • PI: Amanda Owen Van Horne, PhD

Graduate Research Assistant (2015 – 2016):

  • Communication and Memory Laboratory; University of Iowa

  • PI: Melissa Duff, PhD

Clinical Employment and Training

Millennium Therapy, Burlington, IA, Clinical Fellow (2018 – 2019)

University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, IA, Graduate Student Extern (2018)

Brooks Rehabilitation Hospital, Jacksonville, FL, Graduate Student Extern (2018)

Wendell Johnson Speech and Hearing Clinic, University of Iowa (2016 – 2017)

Awards and Honors

Kavli Summer Institute in Cognitive Neuroscience Fellowship, 2022
Council of Academic Programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders (CAPCSD) Ph.D. Scholarship, 2022
Vanderbilt University Russell G. Hamilton Graduate Leadership Institute Professional Development and Training Grant, 2021
ASHFoundation New Century Scholars Doctoral Scholarship, 2021
Eleanor M. Saffran Center for Cognitive Neuroscience Student Scholar Award, 2021

ASHFoundation Graduate Student Scholarship, 2020
Sertoma Communication Disorders Scholarship, 2020
Vanderbilt University Graduate School Fellowship, 2019 – 2022
NIDCD Academy of Aphasia Young Investigator Travel Fellowship, 2018
Academy of Neurologic Communication Disorders and Sciences (ANCDS) Student Fellowship, 2017
Students Preparing for Academic Research Careers (SPARC) Award, American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation, 2017
Carol L. & Gerald L. Nordquist Speech-Language Pathology Scholarship, University of Iowa, 2017
Iowa Scottish Rite Masonic Foundation Scholarship, 2017
Iowa Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation Neil VerHoef Scholarship, 2017
Excellence in Psychological Service Award, St. Ambrose University, 2015
Second Place Empirical Research Presentation, River Bend Psychological Association Student Research Conference, 2014

Funded Grants

F31 NIH DC020388 Multimodal communication and cognition: The role of gesture in language processing and word learning in individuals with traumatic brain injury (Principal Investigator, $92,577), 2021

Vanderbilt Institute for Clinical & Translational Research (Principal Investigator, $12,000), 2020

St. Ambrose Honors Student Research Grant ($175), 2015

Presentations

Invited

Clough, S., (October 2021). Co-speech gesture integration in individuals with moderate-severe traumatic brain injury. Cognitive Science of Learning and Development Research Forum, Vanderbilt University. 

Clough, S., (December 2020). Co-speech gesture from a multiple memory systems perspective, Radboud University, Nijmegen, Netherlands [virtual].

International

Clough, S., Brown-Schmidt, S., Padilla, V. G., & Duff, M. C. (July 2022, accepted). Co-speech gesture integration in individuals with moderate-severe traumatic brain injury. Poster presented at the International Society for Gesture Studies Conference, Chicago, IL.

Clough, S., Brown-Schmidt, S., & Duff, M. C. (January 2022). Co-speech gesture integration in individuals with moderate-severe traumatic brain injury. Paper presented at the International Cognitive-Communications Disorders Conference, Orange, CA.

Clough, S. & Gordon, J. K. (October 2018). Understanding fluency in aphasia. Poster presented at the Academy of Aphasia, Montreal, Canada.

 

National

Clough, S., Morrow, E., Mutlu, B., Turkstra, L., & Duff, M. C. (November 2021). Perception of emoji after traumatic brain injury. Poster presented at the Annual Convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Washington DC. 

Clough, S., & Duff, M. C. (November 2021) The utility of gesture for communication and cognition: Considerations for speech and language researchers. Technical Research Talk presented at the Annual Convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Washington DC.  

Morrow, E.L., Clough, S., & Duff, M.C. (November 2021). Coping with COVID-19: pandemic research in individuals with chronic traumatic brain injury. Oral Presentation at the Annual Convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Washington DC.

Clough, S., Morrow, E., Mutlu, B., Turkstra, L., & Duff, M. C. (September 2021). Emoji affect recognition in individuals with traumatic brain injury. Poster presented at the Eleanor M. Saffran Conference on Cognitive Neuroscience & Rehabilitation of Communication Disorders, Temple University, Philadelphia PA.

Clough, S., Hilverman, C., Brown-Schmidt, S., & Duff, M. C. (May 2021). Less talk, more action: Visibility increases gesture use in collaborative Lego build task. Poster presented at the Clinical Aphasiology Conference, [virtual].

Clough, S., Hilverman, C., Brown-Schmidt, S., & Duff, M. C. (November 2020). Audience design in hippocampal amnesia: Insights from procedural discourse analysis. Proposal accepted at the Annual Convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, San Diego CA. [Convention canceled]

Clough, S., Hilverman, C., Brown-Schmidt, S., & Duff, M. C. (October 2020). Barriers to communication: Effect of visibility on communication modality and efficiency [Poster presentation]. Society for the Neurobiology of Language, Philadelphia, PA. 

Clough, S., Hilverman, C., & Duff, M. C. (January 2020). The role of the hippocampus in perspective-taking: Implications for cognitive-communication disorders. Paper presented at the International Cognitive-Communications Disorders Conference, Orange, CA.

Gordon, J. K., Clough, S., & Khvalabov, N. (November 2019). Measuring fluency in aphasia. Paper presented at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention, Orlando, FL.

 

Departmental

Clough, S. (April 2022). How do people with TBI perceive emoji? A preview of hierarchical clustering and bag-of-words approaches to modeling data. Oral presentation at Vanderbilt University Department of Hearing & Speech Sciences Research Colloquium, Nashville, TN.

Clough, S., Morrow, E., Mutlu, B., Turkstra, L., & Duff, M. C. (April 2022). Perception of emoji after traumatic brain injury. Poster presentation at Vanderbilt University, Department of Hearing & Speech Sciences, Nashville, TN.  

Clough, S., Hilverman, C., Brown-Schmidt, S., & Duff, M. C. (June 2021). Less talk, more action: Visibility increases gesture use in collaborative Lego build task Poster presentation at Vanderbilt University, Department of Hearing & Speech Sciences, Nashville, TN. 

Clough, S. (November 2020). A comparative approach: Using multi-level modeling and cluster-robust standard errors for small samples. Oral presentation at Vanderbilt University Department of Hearing & Speech Sciences Research Colloquium, Nashville, TN.

Clough, S. (September 2017). Co-Speech Gesture Integration in Hippocampal Amnesia. Paper presented at the University of Iowa CSD Proseminar, Iowa City, IA.

Teaching Experience

Guest Lectures

Clough, S., (2022) Introduction to R for Statistics. Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences, Vanderbilt University.

Clough, S., (2022) What Gesture Tells Us About Language After Brain Injury. Department of Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences, University of Minnesota.

Clough, S., (2021) Introduction to R for Statistics. Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences, Vanderbilt University.

Clough, S., (2021). Assessing Fluency in Aphasia. Department of Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences, University of Minnesota.

Courses

Co-Instructor: Vanderbilt University, Hearing and Speech Sciences, Summer 2022

  • HRSP 8388 Independent Study: Digital Tools for Research Dissemination

  • Faculty co-instructor: Robin Jones, PhD

Graduate Teaching Assistant: Vanderbilt University, Hearing and Speech Sciences, Spring 2022 

  • SLP 5317: Traumatic Brain Injury

  • Primary Instructor: Michael de Riesthal, PhD

Graduate Teaching Assistant: University of Iowa, Aging and Longevity Studies, Fall 2017

  • ASP 1800: Aging Matters: Intro to Gerontology 

  • Primary Instructor: Jean K. Gordon, PhD

Graduate Teaching Assistant: University of Iowa, Communication Sciences and Disorders, Fall 2016

  • CSD 2111: Basic Acoustics for Speech and Hearing Sciences

  • Primary Instructor: Ingo R. Titze, PhD

Service to Profession

Ad Hoc Reviewer 

Neuropsychologia (under supervision), 2022

American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 2021

Journal of Neuropsychology (under supervision), 2020

Institutional Leadership and Service

Vanderbilt University Dept. of Hearing & Speech Sciences Social Media Chair, 2021 – present

Nashville Chatper, Graduate Women in Science 

President, 2022 – 2023

Secretary, 2021 – 2022

Aphasia Group of Middle Tennessee, Music & Arts Program, Art Facilitator, 2021 – 2022

University of Iowa Chapter, National Student Speech and Language Hearing Association 

President, 2017

Philanthropy Chair, 2016

Professional Membership

International Society for Gesture Studies, 2022 – present

Nashville Graduate Women in Science, 2019 – present 

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2019 – present 

Society for the Neurobiology of Language, 2020

Academy of Neurologic Communication Disorders & Sciences, 2018 – 2020 

Iowa Speech-Language Hearing Association, 2018-2019

National Student Speech and Language Hearing Association Member, 2017 – 2018 

Professional Development

ASHA Mentoring Academic-Research Careers (MARC), 2020 – 2021 

Mentor: Brielle Stark, PhD