2015 Annual Convention

April 22-24

  • Featured Speakers
  • Exclusive 50% Discount

    The North Carolina Speech-Language and Hearing association is pleased to offer an exclusive 50% discount for first time registrants of the 2015 Spring Convention. Don’t pass up this opportunity to earn ASHA Approved CEUs and network with professionals at a significantly discounted rate. In order to take advantage of this offer, registrants must meet the following requirements:

    1. an ‘Active’ member of NCSHLA or join,
    2. not attended a Fall Conference or Spring Convention in the last 5 years, and
    3. must pre-register online only deadline extended to midnight March 6, 2015 (mailed registration forms or checks not accepted)

    Discounted registration fee: $85 (applies to full convention registration only.)

    (The discounted rate applies only to Active level membership and full convention registration. Discount will not be offered for onsite registration and does not apply for Short Courses.) *This discount 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
    - 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.