Clinical Supervisor and Course Instructor
Communication Sciences and Disorders
Nancy Naperala, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, is a part-time faculty member in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Wayne State University. Her clinical experience includes assessment and treatment of individuals with a variety of acquired neurogenic disorders in acute care, inpatient and outpatient facilities.
She has been involved in teaching undergraduate, post-bachelor and graduate course work, as well as graduate clinical education at Wayne State University since 2013. Dr. Naperala’s research interests emphasize a biopsychosocial perspective to understanding cognitive-linguistic behaviors and advancing holistic practices that optimize quality of life in adults with mild-moderate acquired executive dysfunction.
Research interest(s)/area of expertise
- Acquired neurogenic communication disorders
- Cognitive neuropsychology
- Holistic clinical practice and quality of life
- B.S., Biology, Purdue University
- M.A., Speech-Language Pathology, Wayne State University
- Ph.D., Communication Sciences & Disorders, Wayne State University