2015 Annual Convention

April 22-24

  • Featured Speakers
  • Online Registration

    Online registration is now CLOSED. Please download the Onsite Registration Form, complete and bring to the Convention at the N. Raleigh Hilton.

    Not a member of NCSHLA. Want the discounted membership rates. Join NCSHLA now and you can register to attend the convention at the discounted member rates.

    Refund Policy

    No refunds for pre-registration will be made unless notification by email or in writing is received by April 1, 2015. A $50 processing fee will be charged for each refund. Refunds will not be issued until after the convention.

    The 50% discounted registration is not eligible for refund.


    N. Raleigh Hilton/Midtown
    3415 Wake Forest Road
    Raleigh, NC

    Rates: $65.90 (single) and $109 (double). Hotel room rates are quoted per room per night and are subject to applicable state and local taxes at time of check in.

    Reservation information:
    Hotel deadline: March 22, 2015 Limited availability!
    - 919-872-2323 - North Raleigh Hilton
    - 1-800-HILTONS (800-445-8667)

    Featured Speakers

    Joan C Arvedson, PhD, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
    Dr. Arvedson, PhD, CCC/SLP, BCS-S, is Program Coordinator of Feeding and Swallowing Services at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin – Milwaukee. She is Clinical Professor in Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Pediatrics, Medical College of Wisconsin. She has 3 books in publication and numerous articles in peer reviewed journals. Dr. Arvedson is an internationally recognized expert in pediatric dysphagia.

    Tim Brackenbury, PhD, CCC-SLP, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH
    Dr. Tim Brackenbury is an associate professor at Bowling Green State University, where he teaches courses on child speech and language disorders. His research examines word learning, phonological assessment, and the scholarship of teaching and learning. His clinical work has focused on preschoolers with developmental disabilities.

    Sue Hale, M.C.D., CCC-SLP, Nashville, TN
    Sue Hale is Director of Clinical Education and Associate Professor in the Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences at Vanderbilt. An ASHA Fellow, she was the 2009 President of ASHA. She currently serves on the CAA. She received her education at the University of Mississippi where she also served on the faculty.

    John Rosenbek, PhD, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
    Dr. Rosenbek, PhD is Professor Emeritus at the University of Florida and an Adjunct Professor at Michigan State University. He has practiced speech-language pathology for 44 years. During those 44 years he maintained a busy clinical practice, taught, and did research. He now is a clinical consultant and continues teaching nationally and internationally. In addition he is continuing research into the early identification of Parkinson's disease based on speech changes.

    A. Lynn Williams, PhD, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN
    Dr. Lynn Williams is the Associate Dean of the College of Clinical and Rehabilitative Health Sciences at East Tennessee State University and Professor in the Department of Audiology & Speech-Language Pathology. Her research has focused on development of a new model of phonological intervention called multiple oppositions that has been the basis of federally funded intervention studies by the National Institutes of Health (NIH); she has authored several articles in a variety of journals, as well as published several book chapters; developed a phonological intervention software program called Sound Contrasts in Phonology (SCIP) that was funded by NIH; authored a book Speech Disorders Resource Guide for Preschool Children; and served as associate editor of Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in the Schools and the American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, of which she is currently serving another three-year term. She has recently edited a book on Interventions for Speech Sound Disorders in Children that was published in 2010 by Brookes Publishing. Dr. Williams has been a frequent presenter at numerous state, national, and international conferences. She is a Fellow of ASHA.