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Cassandra Natali, MS, CCC-SLP

Speech Language Pathology Clinical Instructor

Division of Speech and Language Pathology; Decker College of Nursing and Health Sciences

Background

Cassandra Natali is a licensed speech-language pathologist and clinical instructor with the Division of Speech and Language Pathology. She joined Decker College of Nursing and Health Sciences in 2022.

Natali has more than seven years of experience as a speech-language pathologist in a school-based setting. She spent the first two years of her career working at a school for children with autism spectrum disorders. Following that experience, she worked at Newark Valley Central School District, where she serviced K-12 students with a variety of speech and language needs.

Since completing her graduate degree in 2013, Natali has had ongoing involvement in academia. In addition to being invited to give numerous guest lectures, she worked as a part-time clinical instructor at Ithaca College in fall 2021 supervising speech-language pathology graduate students at their on-campus clinic placements. 

She has participated in research throughout her career, leading to presentations at numerous national and state conventions.

Education

  • MS, speech-language pathology with teacher certificate, Ithaca College
  • BS, speech-language pathology and audiology, Ithaca College

Research Interests

  • Social-emotional, trauma-informed practices for school-based populations
  • Social skills as a relation to Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
  • Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)
  • Counseling in speech-language pathology

Clinical Interests

  • Social and emotional groups for individuals with pragmatic disorders and differences
  • Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)
  • Children with speech sound disorders
  • Language and literacy development

Teaching Interests

  • Clinical phonetics
  • Speech and language disabilities in educational settings
  • Language and literacy development
  • Speech sound disorders

More Info

  • American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) Distinguished Early Career Professional (2021)
  • Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology