Nancy Clements is a speech-language pathologist and Executive Director of Social Thinking® Boston, the East Coast sister clinic to Social Thinking® San Jose and Social Thinking® Santa Clara. She brings her highly creative approach to her clinical practice, where she maintains a very active and varied caseload ranging from early social learners through adults. She is highly interested in bringing Social Thinking concepts to all learners and enjoys formulating programs from the ground up through creative strategies, systems of implementation, and models of efficacy that are data driven.
Before founding and opening Social Thinking Boston in 2012, Nancy was the Program Manager for Communication Services at the Stern Center for Language and Learning. She developed an in-depth Social Thinking program, including developmentally based groups, off-site coaching and consultations, and a three-credit graduate course in partnership with Saint Michael’s College. She also is a contributing author of The Stern Center’s Building Blocks for Literacy® Training Program.
Throughout her 40-year career she has served as a direct service provider, consultant, and team leader. She presents extensively nationally and internationally around all aspects of the Social Thinking® Methodology (Speaking vitae available upon request).
Her early professional experiences included clinically based interventions through the New England Rehab Hospital and the University Hospital in Boston. These experiences provided the opportunity to work within interdisciplinary teams both in the assessment process and development of programs, including the use of technology. She began incorporating her knowledge of assistive/adaptive technology (AAC) into her work and introduced this concept to the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center while continuing to extensively explore and build her skills with folks requiring assistive technology for communication. This expertise led her to the University of Vermont's Department of Communication and Disorders Program to implement an extensive three-year national grant designed to teach graduate students about this technology while developing models of assistive/adaptive technology implementation in rural communities. Following her passion, she became a consultant for the Prentke Romich company, traveling and providing extensive training about AAC. She became a leader in this field throughout Vermont and New England, often consulting to teams building blended programs, pulling together models from social communication, sensory integration, and technology.
In her spare time, Nancy enjoys cooking, traveling, reading, and taking long walks. She is also an avid sports fan. Having been happily married for 25 years, she also enjoys spending time with her husband, two grown children, her parents, and friends.
Financial: Speaker for Think Social Publishing, Inc., and Executive Director of Social Thinking Boston. Receives speaking fees from Social Thinking for her presentations.
Non-financial: No relevant non-financial relationships exist.