Peer-Reviewed Publications

Clough, S., Hilverman, C., Brown-Schmidt, S. & Duff, M.C. (Under review). The role of the hippocampus in audience-design: Evidence from amnesia.

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


Gordon, J.K. & Clough, S. (2020). How fluent? Part B. Underlying contributors to continuous measures of fluency in aphasia. Aphasiology.


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


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


Hilverman, C., Clough, S., Duff, M. C., & Cook, S. W. (2018). Patients with hippocampal amnesia successfully integrate gesture and speech. Neuropsychologia, 117, 332-338.


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. (May 2020). Less talk, more action: Visibility increases gesture use in amnesia. Proposal accepted at the Clinical Aphasiology Conference, Kohala Coast, Island of Hawaii, HI (Conference canceled).


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., Clough, S., & Khvalabov, N. (November 2019). Measuring fluency in aphasia. Paper presented at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention, Orlando, FL, November 21, 2019.


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


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

Academic Honors, Awards, & Scholarships
Master's Thesis

Clough, Sharice." Co-speech gesture integration in hippocampal amnesia." MA (Master of Arts) thesis, University of Iowa, 2018. 


Doctoral student in hearing and speech sciences

Vanderbilt University, August 2019 - Present

University of Iowa, Graduated May 2018

M.A. Speech-Language Pathology

St. Ambrose University, Graduated May 2015

B.S. Behavioral Neurosicence

B.A. Spanish

2020 Sertoma Communication Disorders Scholarship ($1000)

2019, 2020 Vanderbilt University Graduate Fellowship ($5000)


2018 NIDCD Academy of Aphasia Young Investigator Travel Fellowship ($1,200)


2017 Academy of Neurologic Communication Disorders and Sciences (ANCDS) Student Fellowship 


2017 ASHFoundation New Century Scholars Research Grant Recipient, Co-investigator ($25,000)


2017 Students Preparing for Academic Research Careers (SPARC) Award ($1,000)


2017 Carol L. & Gerald L. Nordquist Speech-Language Pathology Scholarship ($4,000)


2017 Iowa Scottish Rite Masonic Foundation Scholarship ($5,000)


2017 Iowa Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation Neil VerHoef Scholarship ($500)

2015 Excellence in Psychological Service Award, St. Ambrose University


2014 Awarded 2nd place for empirical research presentation at River Bend Psychological Association Student Research Conference

Clinical Experience

2019 Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC-SLP)


Millennium Therapy, Clinical Fellowship

(June 2018 – July 2019)


University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Student Externship

(March – May 2018)


Brooks Rehab Hospital Jacksonville, FL, Student Externship 

(Jan – Mar 2018)


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


2017 Graduate Teaching Assistant

Aging Matters: Intro to Gerontology

Basic Acoustics for Speech and Hearing Sciences

2016 Graduate Teaching Assistant

Professional Membership

Society for the Neurobiology of Language 2020 – Present 

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2019 - Present

Academy of Neurologic Communication Disorders & Sciences,

     2018 - Present

Iowa Speech-Language Hearing Association, 2018 - 2019

National Student Speech Language Hearing Association, 2016 - 2018

  • University of Iowa Chapter President (2017)

  • University of Iowa Chapter Philantrhopy Chair (2016)


Research Assistant – Aphasia and Aging laboratory,

University of Iowa (March 2017–July 2019)

  • Principal mentor: Dr. Jean K. Gordon


American Cancer Society Hope Lodge Coordinator

(February – December 2017)  


Research Assistant – Grammar Acquisition Laboratory,

University of Iowa (June 2016)

  • Principal mentor: Dr. Amanda Owen Van Horne 


Research Assistant – Communication and Memory Laboratory, University of Iowa (2015–2016)

  • Principal mentor: Dr. Melissa Duff