March 19 - 21, 2014
On-Site Registration will be available at the N. Raleigh Hilton Midtown. Please download and complete the On-Site Registration Form and bring it with you. If you are not a NCSHLA member and would like the discounted member registration rate, please join NCSHLA online now. Seating is available for all sessions.
Handouts will be available the week of March 3rd.
Rates: Prevailing State Rate $65.90 (single) and $99 (double). Hotel room rates are quoted per room per night and are subject to applicable state and local taxes at time of check in.
919-872-2323 - North Raleigh Hilton (SOLD OUT)
Hotel deadline: Extended to February 28, 2014
Registration for “Accompanying Person”
This category is meant to accommodate a companion or spouse, and the fee covers admission to the exhibits, breaks, and the Business Meeting and Dinner only. This fee may also be used by a parent accompanying a child’s therapist. In this case, check with registration personnel to gain admittance to a session.
Convention Refund Policy:
No refunds will be made unless notification is in writing and is postmarked by March 1, 2014. A $50 processing fee will be charged for each refund. No refunds will be issued until after the convention.
Judith Kuster, Ph.D.
Judith Kuster, MS, CCC-SLP is a professor emeritus from Minnesota State University, Mankato. She has an MS in speech-language pathology from the UW-Madison and an MS in counseling from MSU, Mankato. She is an ASHA Fellow, has presented extensively in the US and abroad. Among her Internet activities are an extensive Internet site on freely-available clinical resources (Examples of Materials That Can Be Adapted for Therapy: a collection of resources), a major database on stuttering (The Stuttering Home Page), and hosting 15 online conferences on fluency disorders. She has published numerous articles on Internet resources for SLPs and audiologists and has written over 100 regular columns on Internet Resources for ASHA from 1995-2012. Kuster's work on the Internet has been recognized by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation with the 1996 DiCarlo Award for recent clinical achievement, the 2003 Distinguished Contributor Award from the International Fluency Association, the 2007 Outstanding Contribution Award from the International Stuttering Association, the 2008 Distinguished Service Award from the American Speech Language and Hearing Association, and the 2009 Hall of Fame award from the National Stuttering Association.
Bonnie Martin-Harris, PhD, CCC-SLP, BRS-S
Dr. Bonnie Martin-Harris is Professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and Director of Medical University of South Carolina's Evelyn Trammell Institute for Voice and Swallowing, Charleston. She is also Director of the Doctoral Program in Health and Rehabilitation Science in the Department of Health Sciences and Research. Dr. Martin-Harris is a past President, Dysphagia Research Society and serves on the editorial board of the Dysphagia Journal. She is past Chair of the Specialty Board on Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders.
Joani Richardson, OTR/L
Ms. Richardson graduated from the University of Kansas with a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy. She worked for 11 years in various fields of OT in CA, KS, MO and NC. In 1997 she began working with Burke County Public Schools. Ms. Richardson was the lead OT for ten years there and then served as the Autism Support Services Coordinator, as an AU evaluation team member and on the AU problem Solving Team for five years. She is currently providing consultation, training and intervention in the area of Autism Spectrum Disorder across the state as a private practitioner.
Celeste Roseberry-McKibbin, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Received her Ph.D. from Northwestern University. She is a Professor of Speech Language Pathology and Audiology at California State University, Sacramento. She is also currently a part-time itinerate speech language pathologist in San Juan Unified School District where she provides direct services to both elementary and high school students. She has worked in educational and medical settings with a wide variety of clients ranging from preschoolers through geriatric patients.
Her primary research interests are in the areas of assessment and treatment of multicultural students with communication disorders as well as with service delivery to children from low income backgrounds. She has over 50 publications including 6 books, and has made over 260 presentations at the local, state, national and international levels. She is a fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and won the Upton Sinclair Outstanding Educator Award for her service to children in poverty. She lived in the Philipines from ages 6 to 17 years.
Susan Sexton, M.A., CCC-SLP
Susan Sexton was a speech and language pathologist in Lapeer County Michigan for 34 years. She developed the 5-Minute Kids program in the North Branch Area Schools in 2002. Since that time, the 5-Minute Kids concept has been implemented nationally and internationally. She is the author of 5-Minute Kids program and co-author with Linda Seth with 5-Minute Kids Therapy and 5-Minute Games.
Michael Towey, M.A., CCC-SLP
Michael Towey manages the Speech Pathology Department and Voice and Swallowing Center of Maine at Waldo County General Hospital in Belfast, ME. He is a Fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and has developed innovative speech telepractice approaches, directing nine speech pathologists providing speech telepractice, including international treatment of speech, voice and swallowing disorders. Mike directs the only speech telepractice training program in the United States accredited by the American Telemedicine Association. He has authored articles about speech telepractice and is author of Speech Therapy Telepractice in Telerehabilitation (Springer, 2012). Mike teaches graduate level classes in voice and swallowing disorders and the application of speech telepractice at the University of Maine and Northern Arizona University.