Natalie Gilmore

Email: ngilmore@bu.edu

EducationNatalie

Ph.D. in Speech-Language Pathology, Boston University (in progress)

M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology, University of Washington (2009)

B.A. in Communication Sciences and Disorders, University of Pittsburgh (2006)

Credentials

Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology (CCC-SLP)

Speech-language pathologist state licensure in Massachusetts

Funding for Projects

  • NIH/NIDCD1P50DC012283 & T32DC01301701A1S1
  • Dean’s Funding from Sargent College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences

Research Interests

Broadly, I am interested in aphasia rehabilitation and all that it entails. My directed research project involved assessing treatment and generalization effects of typicality-based semantic feature analysis treatment for individuals with aphasia and further examining potential mechanisms for that change. My qualifying research project includes a systematic review of behavioral aphasia intervention studies with meta-analyses to identify what assessments are used to demonstrate change post-treatment and then, to calculate the mean significant change on those measures, which should provide some useful benchmarks for researchers and clinicians alike. I am also very passionate about a recently started project investigating the relationship between cognition and language in people with aphasia. Lastly, I hope to submit an F31 grant in 2018 and start my dissertation soon thereafter.

Current Projects

Academic Profiles

Submitted Abstracts

Gilmore, N., Johnson, J.P., Meier, E.L., Des Roches, Carrie & Kiran, S. (2017). The multidimensional nature of aphasia: Using factors beyond language to predict treatment outcomes. Academy of Aphasia 55th Annual Meeting. Baltimore, Maryland, USA.

Johnson, J.P, Des Roches, C., Meier, E., Gilmore, N. & Kiran, S. (submitted – November 2017). The multidimensional nature of aphasia: Predicting and documenting treatment outcomes with linguistic and cognitive measures. 2017 American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) Convention. Los Angeles, CA, USA.

Accepted Abstracts

Gilmore, N., Dwyer, M. & Kiran, S. (poster presentation October 2017). A Systematic Review of Standardized Outcome Measures Used in Aphasia Rehabilitation, Including Meta-analyses. American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine (ACRM) 94th Annual Conference. Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

Ross, N., Ross, K., Gilmore, N., Des Roches, C. & Kiran, S. (poster presentation October 2017). Intensive Cognitive Communication Rehabilitation (ICCR) Program for Young Adults With Acquired Brain Injury. American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine (ACRM) 94th Annual Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

Johnson, J.P., Meier, E.L., Gilmore, N., Des Roches, C., Kiran, S. (2017). Predicting gains from aphasia rehabilitation using measures of language and cognition. American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine (ACRM) 94th Annual Conference. Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

Presentations

Ross, K., Ross, N., Gilmore, N., Des Roches, C. & Kiran, S. (platform presentation – May 2017). The Intensive Cognitive-Communication Rehabilitation (ICCR) Program for Young Adults with Acquired Brain Injury. Clinical Aphasiology Conference (CAC) 47th Annual Conference. Salt Lake City, Utah, USA ICCR_CAC_2017.

Gilmore, N., Johnson, J., Meier, E., Cardullo, S., & Kiran, S. (poster presentation May 2017). Treatment and generalization effects of training atypical exemplars of semantic categories for patients with chronic aphasia. The 2017 Clinical Aphasiology Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA Typicality_CAC_2017.

Gilmore, N., Johnson, J., Meier, E., Cardullo, S., & Kiran, S. (platform presentation May 2017). Treatment and generalization effects of training atypical exemplars of semantic categories for patients with chronic aphasia. Communication Sciences Research Day, Boston, Massachusetts, USA Typicality_CSD_2017.

Gilmore, N., Johnson, J., Meier, E., Cardullo, S., & Kiran, S. (lightning talk April 2017). The Multidimensional Nature of Aphasia: Using Factors beyond Language to Predict Treatment Outcomes. Aphasia Research Laboratory Symposium, Boston, Massachusetts, USA Cognition_Symp_2017.

Ross, N., Ross, K., Gilmore, N., Des Roches, C. & Kiran, S. (poster presentation – April 2017). A Novel Approach to Intensive Cognitive-Communication Rehabilitation for Young Adults with Acquired Brain Injury. 12th World Congress on Brain Injury. New Orlean, Louisiana, USA  ICCR_IBIA_2017.

Gilmore, N., Johnson, J., Meier, E., Cardullo, S., & Kiran, S. (platform presentation December 2016). Treatment and generalization effects of training atypical exemplars of well-defined categories for patients with chronic aphasia. The 2016 International Aphasia Rehabilitation Conference, London, England, UK Typicality_IARC_2017.

Gilmore, N., Dwyer, M. & Kiran, S. (lightning talk presentation December 2016). A systematic review of outcome measures utilized in aphasia treatment research, including a meta-analysis. The 2016 International Aphasia Rehabilitation Conference, London, England, UK Sys Rev_IARC_2016.

Publications

Gilmore, N., Meier, E., Johnson, J.P., Cardullo, S. & Kiran, S. (in preparation, 2017). Getting more bang for your buck: Generalization following training atypical exemplars of semantic categories in naming therapy for persons with aphasia (PWA).