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Natalie Pak

Pak, Natalie, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Assistant Professor

Phone: 813.974.7546
Office: PCD 4007

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Natalie Pak earned her BA degree in Speech-Language-Hearing and Spanish in 2013 and her MA degree in Speech-Language Pathology in 2015, both from the University of Kansas. She earned her PhD in Early Childhood Special Education in 2023 from Peabody College at Vanderbilt University. Prior to her doctoral work, Dr. Pak worked as a school-based speech-language pathologist. Her research interests involve identification and implementation of effective language intervention practices for young children with language related disabilities and their families. She has interests in augmentative and alternative communication, dual language learning, and interdisciplinary approaches to early language intervention.

PhD (Special Education)  Vanderbilt University  2023
MA (Speech Language Pathology)  University of Kansas  2015
BA (Speech-Language-Hearing, Spanish)  University of Kansas  2013


SPA 3004 | Introduction to Language Development and Disorders

Recently Scholarly Activity

Pak, N. S. (2023). EMT en Español Para Autismo: A single case design study [Dissertation]. Vanderbilt University.

Pak, N. S., Chow, J., Dillehay, K. M., & Kaiser, A. P. (2023). Long-term effects of early communication interventions: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 66, 2884–2899. https://doi.org/10.1044/2023_JSLHR-22-00711    

Pak, N. S., Bailey, K. M., Ledford, J. R., & Kaiser, A. P. (2023). Comparing interventions with speech-generating devices and other AAC modes: A meta-analysis. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 32, 786–802. https://doi.org/10.1044/2022_AJSLP-22-00220