NCSHLA's 65th Annual Convention

April 10 - 12


Marriott Winston-Salem
425 N. Cherry Street
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
Reservations: 336-725-3500 (room rate $169 - single/double)

Benton Convention Center
301 West 5th Street
Winston-Salem, NC 27101

Contact Information

NCSHLA Central Office: 919-833-3984

Important Deadlines

Hotel Deadline: March 12, 2019
Pre-Registration Deadline: March 15, 2019

Featured Speakers

Lee Caggiano, MA, CCC-SLP, FRIENDS, Berthoud, CO
Lee is the Co-founder and Director of FRIENDS: the National Association of Young People Who Stutter, the leading support organization for young people who stutter and their families. She is Director of the Colorado Institute for Stuttering, providing therapy and resources for a children, adolescents and adults who stutter. Caggiano teaches the graduate fluency course at Queens College, and online course for NYU, and supervises at camps for children who stutter at Univ Of Iowa and Colorado University-Boulder.

Sue Caspari, MA, CCC-SLP, Temple University
Sue Caspari is a speech-language pathologist and faculty member at Temple University. Sue has over 20 years of experience working with children and adults in a variety of settings including early intervention, private practice and inpatient and outpatient hospital settings, including the Mayo Clinic. Sue has advanced training in and is nationally recognized for her expertise with respect to childhood apraxia of speech (CAS). At Temple, she teaches graduate level courses focused on CAS, and supervises the clinical work of students in the recently established Childhood Apraxia of Speech Treatment, Learning and Evaluation (CASTLE) Center. She frequently gives national and international presentations on the clinical management of CAS, and has published scientific research in top journals since 2008. Sue is a professional advisory council member for the Apraxia Kids organization (formerly Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association of North America) and an instructor for the Apraxia Kid’s 2018 intensive CAS training institute. She is the owner of Caspari and Colleagues, LLC, a group of SLPs dedicated to providing consultation, evaluation and therapy services for children with CAS and other severe speech sound disorders; and the director of an intensive 5-week summer program for children with CAS.

Heather Clark, Ph.D, CCC-SLP, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
Dr. Heather Clark is a Chair of Speech Pathology in the Department of Neurology and Associate Professor in the College of Medicine at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. She is board-certified by the Academy of Neurologic Communication Disorders and Sciences and a Fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Her clinical responsibilities include differential diagnosis of communication and swallowing disorders in adults and children. She serves as co-investigator in several projects examining the nature of speech, language, and swallowing impairment in degenerative neurologic disease.

Lauren Fay, MS, CCC-SLP, Duke Voice Care Center, Durham, NC
Ms. Fay is a clinical speech-language pathologist for the Duke Voice Care Center at Duke University Hospital and Duke Raleigh Hospital.

Fay received her Bachelor of Arts in Communication Sciences and Disorders with a minor in music from Baylor University, and her Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology from Vanderbilt University. While in graduate school, she completed an externship at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, TX, where her training focused on voice and swallowing disorders in head and neck cancer patients. She gained extensive knowledge in the area of voice while completing her clinical fellowship at the office of Dr. Robert Sataloff at Philadelphia Ear, Nose & Throat Associates.

Fay has experience treating a variety of voice disorders, including tracheo-esophageal voice prosthesis management, peri-operative voice rehabilitation, chronic cough, and vocal cord dysfunction. Fay is a member of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association and the Voice and Voice Disorders Special Interest Group (SIG-3).

Dawn Moore, ClinScD, CCC-SLP, Expressions Speech and Language Center, Burlington, NC
Dawn Moore is the founder of Expressions Speech & Language Center in Burlington, NC. Dr. Moore has 20 years of experience in the field and recently earned her clinical doctorate. She practiced in the schools of North Carolina for 15 years as both a clinician and Lead SLP and was recognized as a Teacher of Excellence. She expanded into pediatric private practice in 2010 and is a certification track Orofacial Myologist.

Her main interests include articulation and phonological therapy, specifically /r/, using her own program Let's Hear It For /R/! which was the subject of her doctoral capstone. For phonology, she uses and teaches others how to use Barbara Hodson's Cycles for Phonology. She is a trained Orofacial Myologist working toward certification due to the struggle in finding her own daughter help with a severe tongue thrust and abnormal resting posture. Through this training, she has learned about the impact of tethered oral tissues (aka tongue-tie) on the resting posture of the tongue and balance of the orofacial complex. She regularly completes functional evaluations for tongue tie and other myofunctional disorders and refers patients to qualified providers skilled in tongue-tie revision. The high incidence of undiagnosed tethered tissues in her speech practice has led her to begin educating professionals in her area about the impact of ties on speech, feeding, chewing, breathing, and dentition.

Samantha J. Procaccini, CScd, CCC-SLP, California University of Pennsylvania, California, PA
Samantha is an Associate Professor and the Clinical Director in the Department of Communication Disorders at California University of Pennsylvania. She has presented at the regional, state, and national levels on topics such as, clinical education, dysphagia in medically complex populations, and evidence-based practice. She was a member of ASHA’s Ad Hoc Committee on Supervision Training and currently serves on the Council for Academic Programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders’ (CAPCSD) Critical Thinking Task Force. Her research includes investigating the effects of supervision models on students’ critical thinking.

Gina Vess, MA, CCC- Ms. Vess is a Clinical Associate faculty in the Duke University School of Medicine, speech-language pathologist, and Director of Clinical Voice Programs at Duke Voice Care Center. She is also an adjunct faculty member at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, where she teaches a Master's degree class on voice disorders.

She has 25 years’ experience working with people who have voice and swallowing disorders and head/neck cancer. Her voice expertise is in evaluating and treating people who have medically complex or multi-factorial voice conditions. Specific interests include spasmodic dysphonia, VCD/cough/irritable larynx, and voice restoration with prosthetic management via tracheo-esophageal speech after cancer of the larynx.

Vess received her bachelor’s degree from UNC and her master’s degree in communication disorders from Appalachian State University.