Natalie Brane is a certified speech-language pathologist working in clinical research at Marcus Autism Center. Natalie received her undergraduate degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders at Florida State University and her Master’s degree in Speech Pathology at University of South Florida.
Natalie began her career in Florida, delivering speech-language services through contracts with local school systems and the state’s early intervention program.
In 2007, Natalie relocated to Atlanta and joined the outpatient rehabilitation team at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, delivering services in a multidisciplinary framework. During that time, she evaluated and treated early communication delays, communication difficulties associated with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), speech sound disorders, and language disorders in toddlers through early school age.
In 2012, Natalie joined the clinical research team at Marcus Autism Center.
Currently, Natalie dedicates much of her time to early communication evaluations within longitudinal research protocols designed to investigate early emergence of autism and diagnostic stability. Additionally, Natalie is involved in community outreach initiatives aimed to educate, mentor, and coach speech-language pathologists and other related professionals in the areas of ASD red flags, early communication assessment and social communication development.
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