Meet Our Presenters

Our presenters are the cornerstone of our company. Each presenter is a hand picked expert in their field and present an an evidence based, engaging manner. 




Adina Soclof, MS, CCC-SLP

Director of Parent Outreach for A+ Solutions, facilitating "How to Talk so Kids will Listen and Listen so Kids will Talk" workshops as well as workshops based on “Siblings Without Rivalry.” Adina also runs and is available for speaking engagements. You can reach her and check out her website at or


Counseling Parents: Teaching Effective Parenting Skills (6 hours)

Effective Communication Techniques & Counseling Skills for SLPs, OTs and PTs, Part 1

Effective Communication Techniques & Counseling Skills for SLPs, OTs and PTs, Part 2

Teaching Children To Take Responsibility for Their Schoolwork

Aimee Mooney, MS, CCC-SLP

Licensed Speech and Language Pathologist with over 24 years of clinical experience specializing in Communication and Cognitive Rehabilitation.


Current Evidence-Based Cognitive-Communication Treatments for Patients with Parkinsons Disease

Amber B. Heape, ClinScD, CCC-SLP

Clinical specialist for a large healthcare company, where she works with OT, PT, and ST staff within rehab departments to improve documentation and provision of clinical services to maximize patient outcomes. Amber is a former president of the SC Speech-Language Hearing Association and is the ASHA’s State Advocate for Medicare Policy (STAMP) representative for SC.  


Dysphagia Therapy in Adult Settings: Providing Skilled Services and Documenting Medical Necessity

Amanda Stead, PhD, CCC-SLP

Assistant Professor in the College of Education in the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders.


Assessing Aging Adults: The Whos, Whats, Whens, Wheres, Whys & Hows

Dementia in a Nutshell: Background, Behavior Management, and Communication Strategies

Amy Constanza Smith, PhD, CCC-SLP

Assistant Professor of Speech Language Pathology and the Training Director for the Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities program at the Child Development and Rehabilitation Center at Oregon Health and Science University.


Working Memory Assessment and Intervention in Children with Language Disorders

Amy Donaldson,PhD, CCC-SLP

Assistant Professor in the Department of Speech & Hearing Sciences at Portland State University (PSU) and Director of PSU Autism and Child Language Disorders Laboratory.


It's a Family Affair: Evidence-based Social Communication Intervention for Children with ASD

Anastasia Raymer, PhD, CCC SLP

Researcher funded by the NIH (NICDC), concentrating on the study of the behavioral and neural correlates of impairments of language and limb praxis associated with stroke, including rehabilitation of those disorders.


Evidence Based Treatments for Word Retrieval Impairments in Aphasia

Ann Glang,PhD

Research professor and co-director of the Center on Brain Injury Research and Training (CBIRT), a center under the office of Research, Innovation and Graduate Education (RIGE) at the University of Oregon.


Advances in Concussion and Traumatic Brain Issues

Anna Diedesch, Au.D.

Research Audiologist at the National Center for Rehabilitative Auditory Research (NCRAR).


Advances in Concussion and Traumatic Brain Issues A Collaborative Team Approach

Anna Dvortcsak, MS, CCC-SLP

SLP in private practice in Portland, Oregon. She provides individual and group training to families with children with autism, individualized speech and language services, and training to professionals working with children with autism.


Continuum of Treatment Approaches for Children with Autism/Autism Intention

Anna Vagin, PhD, CCC-SLP

Provides individual assessments and group therapy focusing on building language and social thinking abilities in children 6 months through young adulthood. Author of Social Time Movie Learning (2013) and YouCue Feelings (2015), innovative programs that use popular movies and YouTube Videos to teach the intricacies of social interaction and relationships Provides trainings and speaks at professional conferences in the U.S. and Canada


Assumed Knowledge: Strengthening the Core of Social Cognition (6 hours)

Ashley Northam, MS CCC-SLP

Practicing SLP for over 15 years, working with a wide range of individuals in terms of age and severity. She has also been the Director of the SLPA program at Chemeketa Community College for the past 10 years.


Finding and Ethical Place to Work

Supervision - An Overview of Supervision Across the Spectrum

The Nuts and Bolts of Supervision

Athena Nofziger, RDN, LD, CHC

Registered Dietitian Nutritionist through the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and a Certified Health Coach through the National Society for Health Coaches.


Topics in the Delivery of Swallowing

Barbara Moore, MA, CCC-SLP

Owner/Clinical Director of Speech Pathology Associates, in Irvine, CA and has been practicing speech pathology for over 35 years.


Assessment of Children with Repaired Cleft Palate and Velopharyngeal Dysfunction

Treatment of Speech Disorders Related to Repaired Cleft Palate and Velopharyngeal Dysfunction

Bridget O'Boyle-Jordan

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner worked at OHSU for 7 years prior to moving to Sundstorm Clinical Services where she focuses her practice on children with ADHD, Tourette's Disorder, and related behavioral disorders by participating in multidisciplinary assessments and providing evaluations, case management, and medical management.


Body, Mind & Heart Interventions for ADHD: A Family Approach (4 hours)

Char Boshart, MA, CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist, Author, Seminar Presenter, and President and Co-Founder of Speech Dynamics, Inc.


"R" Solutions: From Capability to Carryover

"S" Remediation Therapy

Seven Sensory Strategies to Increase Articulation Success

Instill the Love of Words: Multimodality Language Instruction

Reader's Theatre: Creative, Engaging Language Instruction
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Cheryl Green, MS

MS earned an MFA in Performance as Public Practice in 2003 and an MS in Speech and Hearing Sciences in 2009. Served on the Board of BIRRDsong and currently serves on the Board of Disability Art and Culture Project.


Personal Narrative Film: A Model for Context-Oriented Cognitive Rehabilitation After TBI

Chris Wing, PhD, CCC-SLP

Experienced Speech and Language Pathologist who has helped both children and adolescents to build communication skills and self-regulation. She has worked closely with educators, mental health professionals, and therapists in both educational and health care settings.


Building Self-Regulation Through Communication

Connie Carson, PhD, CCC-SLP

Healthcare consultant and website content author to the oncology division of Nashville-based HCA, our nation’s leading provider of healthcare services.  During her 14-year tenure, she authored seven books and numerous articles on cancer and the importance of exercise as a vital treatment option. As a speech-language pathologist, she worked at most of the major rehabilitation centers in the Denver-metro area.


Cancer Treatment Related Cognitive Impairment (1 hour)

Diane Bahr, MS, CCC-SLP

Certified Speech-Language Pathologist and infant massage instructor. She has practiced Speech-Language Pathology since 1980 and has been a feeding therapist since 1983.


Treatment of Feeding/Speech Mouth Function: Pediatrics, part 1, 2, and 3

Ellen N. Friedman, MA, CCC-SLP

Ellen N. Friedman, MA CCC-SLP owns a private practice in Ohio, where she works clinically in out patient, school, home health and teaching settings.


Treating Voice Disorders in the Pediatric Population

Voice, Breathing, and Digestion: The Triad Relationship and its Holistic Treatment

Ellen Reuler MA, CCC-SLP

Assistant Professor and Director of Clinical Education at Pacific University.


Clinical Supervision: Supporting SLP Graduate Students and Clinical Fellows

Ellyn Arwood, EdD, CCC-SLP

Professor at the University of Portland in Portland, Oregon and has both national and international reputations for scholarship in the areas of language, cognition, learning, neuroeducation, and special needs.


Thinking with a Visual Brain in an Auditory World

Gale Gorke, PhD

Public school educator nearly 30 years, teaching at both the elementary and secondary levels. She currently is the Executive Director of Kids Kan Inc., an organization that specializes in staff development, activity selection and program implementation.


Activities that Reach and Teach

Off the Page - Lesson Plan Implementation

George Johnson, MD

Board certified preventive medicine physician with 28 years of experience in aerospace medicine, public health, deployment medicine, human performance optimization and health care policy. He retired as a highly decorated Air Force Colonel after 27 years of service.


Advances in Concussion and Traumatic Brain Issues A Collaborative Team Approach

Glenn Weybright, MS CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist for 34 years working first at the Hearing and Speech Institute (then called the Portland Center for Hearing and Speech) as a clinician and then head of speech-language pathology, and, since 1984, in private practice in Portland and Lake Oswego, where he sees children and adults with a wide variety of communication problems.



Working With School-Aged Children Who Stutter

Comprehensive Approach to Teaching Teens and Adults Who Stutter

Jan Ward, M.Ed., CCC-SLP

Served on the Private Practice Task Force for the Texas Speech Language Hearing Association (TSHA) and the Task Force for University Supervisors.  She has presented at the TSHA convention for the Business Institute on the topic of starting a private practice and again presented at the 2015 and 2016 Texas Speech Language Association Convention. She is the author of the book, Power Your Private Practice, a Kindle book, November, 2016.


Charting Your Career Path to Private Practice (1 hour)

James Chesnutt, MD

Received his Masters of Physical Therapy from University of Iowa.He has 11 years of clinical experience treating people with traumatic brain injury in multiple settings including acute, subacute, and outpatient rehabilitation.


Advances in Concussion and Traumatic Brain Issues A Collaborative Team Approach

Jeff Schlimgen, PT

Speech-Language Pathologist and has been practicing since 1993, when she received her M.S. from Purdue University.Dr. Larsen received her doctorate in 2002 from the University of Oregon.


Advances in Concussion and Traumatic Brain Issues A Collaborative Team Approach

Jennifer Larsen, PhD, CCC-SLP

Clinical Associate Professor at PSU since Fall 2013. She has been interested in assessing and treating school-aged language disorders for over 15 years. Before coming to PSU, she was a clinician and administrator at a private developmental center. Currently, she oversees the School-Age Language & Literacy Clinic, teaches in the graduate program and is the Graduate Program Director.


Supporting Written Language & Reading Comprehension in Children with Language Impairments

Jennifer Wilhelm, PT, DPT

Staff physical therapist specializing in neurological disorders in the rehabilitation department of Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU).Jennifer evaluates and treats a wide variety of balance disorder diagnoses including TBI and concussion.


Advances in Concussion and Traumatic Brain Issues A Collaborative Team Approach

Jessica L. Fanning,PhD,CCC-SLP

Directs the Fluency Clinic in the UO-SLHC and has worked with children and families since 1997 in school-based settings, behavior-based residential programs, clinic settings, and private practice.


Navigating the Challenges of Stuttering Intervention: From Research to Meaningful Practice in the Public Schools

iPad Apps: How to Search, Evaluate and Use Effectively in Treatment

Assessment and Treatment for Stuttering

Jill Tate, MS. CCC-SLP

Independent consultant for Complete Speech and more recently joined their advisory board. The Smart Palate is a therapy tool that she proudly uses and shares with others. She is the owner of Jill Tate Speech Therapy and currently provides speech and language services in NE Portland and Lake Oswego.


Treating 'R' with Therapeutic Tools

John Tracy, PhD, CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist with 40 years of experience in the profession. He is employed by Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital in Lebanon, Oregon where he sees inpatients, outpatients, and patients in home health with swallowing difficulties.


Topics in the Delivery of Swallowing Services

Joy Moeller

Worked in private practice as a myofunctional therapist since 1980. She is currently teaching at UCLA in the Sleep Medicine Mini-Residency Program.


Introduction to Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy

Judith Belk, PhD, CCC-SLP, CCC-A

Holds credentials in Speech- Language Pathology, Audiology, Developmental Psychology, Special Education, Counseling and EEG (Neurofeedback) and Biofeedback.


Practical Strategies for Working with Children with Hearing Impairment and/or Auditory Processing Disorders

Approaches to Increasing Capabilities of Individuals with Attention, Auditory Processing and Aspergers Syndrome/Autism Spectrum Disorder

Pediatric Focus: Approaches to Increasing Capabilities of Individuals with Attention, Auditory Processing and Aspergers Syndrome/Autism Spectrum Disorder

Judith Likavec Davis, MA, CCC-SLP

Began practicing as a speech-language pathologist at Rancho Los Amigos Medical Center in Downey, California. Her distinguished career has included numerous publications and speaking engagements as well as employment across multiple settings: educational, acute care, rehab, outpatient, home health, community re-entry and SNF.


Along the Continuum: Differential Diagnosis and Treatment of ASD, PDD, ADD, OCD, LD, Tag, etc.

Advances in Concussion and Traumatic Brain Issues

Reading Disorders: Visuals-Perceptual-Spatial Disabilities

Kara Medeiros, PhD, CCC-SLP

Assistant Professor of Communication Disorders at Worcester State University. She has over a decade of experience working with families in early intervention.


You've Got a Job In EI, Now What

Kerry Callahan Mandulak, PhD, SLP

Clinical career has been focused on the assessment and treatment of children and families affected by cleft lip and palate, velopharyngeal dysfunction, and other craniofacial disorders.


Assessment of Children with Repaired Cleft Palate and Velopharyngeal Dysfunction

Treatment of Speech Disorders Related to Repaired Cleft Palate and Velopharyngeal Dysfunction

Early Intervention: Feeding and Speech-Language in Children with Cleft Lip and Palate

Kristen King, PhD, CCC-SLP

Joined the faculty at the University of Tennessee in August of 2008 where she is an Assistant Professor and Director of the Tennessee State Lead Center for Pediatric Acquired Brain Injury.


A Clinical Perspective on Treating Patients with Trachs and Vents

Laurel Kirby, MA, CCC-SLP

9 years of experience as a Speech-Language Pathologist, working in inpatient, outpatient, community reintegration and skilled nursing. Currently, Laurel treats adolescents and adults in an outpatient rehabilitation clinic in Portland, Oregon, where she specializes in providing cognitive-communication rehabilitation to patients with mild TBI, including concussion.


Navigating the Gray: Ethical Practice for the Rehab Professional

Lauren S. Enders, MA, CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist and assistive technology consultant who has created an extensive collection of links to AT devices, tablet apps, software and related resources. Using the online bulletin board Pinterest, Ms. Enders invites other service providers, teachers, and parents to share their own favorite resources. The site serves as a forum in which participants can discuss the strengths and weaknesses of individual products and share their own experiences with them.


Aided Language Stimulation: An Essential Strategy for Teaching Language

iPad Apps: Review and Application

Providing Access to Language and Curricular Content with Core Vocabulary (AAC)

Licia Coceani Paskay, MS, CCC-SLP

Licensed Speech Language Pathologist in private practice treating patients of all ages with swallowing, cognitive or Orofacial-Myofunctional Disorders.


Introduction to Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy

Linda Bryant Caviness, PhD

Chair of La Sierra University’s Curriculum and Instruction department, Linda Caviness oversees professional teacher preparation at the undergraduate and graduate levels.


The Brain: Learning and Thriving

Linda D’Onofrio, MA CCC-SLP

Certified Speech-Language Pathologist specializing in craniofacial disorders, structural and motor-based speech disorders, feeding and oromyofunctional disorders, social cognitive disorders, and developmental speech-language disorders.


 Teaching Articulation to Special Populations

Oromyofunctional Therapy: Creating Measurable Change in Structure

Differential Diagnosis and Treatment Planning for Speech and Sound Disorders

Treating Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders: Beyond the Symptoms

Effectively Using a Multidisciplinary Team

Lorraine Maida, MA CCC-SLP

Worked in the educational field for over 30 years. Her experience spans a broad range of roles including Speech Pathologist, special education teacher, administrator, university instructor and educational consultant.


Response to Intervention, Standards and the SLP

Robust School-wide Vocabulary Instruction: The Powerful Role of the SLP

Sing me a Story: Developing Oral Narrative Skills

Structured but fun: Effective Practices for Early Childhood Practices

Visual Supports for Students With Autism Spectrum Disorder and Those With Similar Learning Challenges

Lucas Steuber, MA-T, MS, SLP

Applied Linguist and Speech-Language Pathologist based out of Portland, OR. In his capacity as researcher and clinician, Lucas has published on topics as diverse as language disorders schizophrenia the importance of child-centered curriculum.


Applications of Future Trends in AAC

Current Trends for AAC Course

Intro to Accessibility in iOS and Windows

Lynn E. Fox, PhD, CCC-SLP

Professor emerita in the department of Speech and Hearing Sciences at Portland State University, and is a research associate at Oregon Health and Science University, in Portland, Oregon.


Creating Solution-Focused Partnerships

Dr. Maria Adalaida Restrepo, SLP

Associate Professor in the Department of Speech and Hearing Science at Arizona State University. She is the director of the Bilingual Language and Literacy Laboratory at ASU; the main mission at the lab is to research best language assessment and intervention practices for bilingual children.


Principles for Working with Bilingual Children (6 hours)

Martin Fischer, PhD, CCC-SLP

Director and Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Pacific University. He came to Pacific University from a position as professor and academic director at Oklahoma State University.


Advances in Concussion and Traumatic Brain Issues A Collaborative Team Approach

Michelle Dawson, MS, CCC-SLP
Michelle is an accomplished lecturer and has written and given numerous ASHA approved CEU lectures on such topics as Infantile Spasm and Oropharyngeal Dysphagia, along with Apps and ST, and co-authored a course on Best Practices in EI.  She has also given an AOTA-approved lecture on Sensory Integration from the SLP perspective.  Michelle has delivered lectures at the SCSHA Convention and twice with the SCATP Expo. 

A Closer Look at Down Syndrome and Dysphagia

Feeding Tubes and Implications for Pediatric Feeding and Swallowing

Pediatric Dysphagia for Medically Complex Infant, Toddler, Child

Tackling Sensory Processing Issues, or Sensory Life Hacks as Told by an SLP

Quality Interventions with Infants and Toddlers

Mira Shah, MS CCC-SLP


CCC-SLP who loves nothing more than seeing technology support the needs of students who use augmentative and alternative communication. She has worked with students who use AAC for nearly 20 years and designed an iPad application and curriculum Talk-about-AAC that supports the expressive language development of children with complex communication needs. 


Master Clinician Network 2.0

Muriel Deutsch Lezak, PhD

American neuropsychologist best known for her book Neuropsychological Assessment, widely accepted as the standard in the field.


Advances in Concussion and Traumatic Brain Issues A Collaborative Team Approach

Pam Marshalla, MA, CCC-SLP

Pam was a practicing SLP for more than thirty years. Pam was founder and co-chair of the Oral Motor Institute, and for five years she served on the advisory board of the Library of Speech-Language Pathology.


Carryover Techniques in Articulation and Phonology

Frontal Lisp, Lateral Lisp

Improving Intelligibility in Apraxia and Dysarthria

Successful "R" Therapy

Rik Lemoncello, PhD, CCC-SLP

Associate Professor in the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Pacific University-Oregon. With 15 years of clinical experience, he specializes in adult, medical speech-language pathology.


EBP/PBE: What Do I Do When There is No Evidence

iPods, iPads, and iPhones, Oh My! Using iDevices in Cognitive Rehabilitation with Adults

Managing Speech and Swallowing for Adult Patients with Tracheostomy/Ventilator Dependence

Rob Winningham, PhD

20 years of experience researching applied memory issues and for the past 16 years has conducted research on older adults and ways to enhance their mental functioning and quality of life.


Rehabilitating Your Approach: Maximizing Outcomes in Patients with Cognitive Impairment and Evidence-Based Approaches to Cognitive Rehabilitation

Robin Shobe, MS, CCC-SLP

Licensed and certified Speech and Language Pathologist.  She has worked in the public school and private clinic settings for over 20 years and has specialized in working with children and adults with complex communication needs. 


Naturalistic Language Intervention Strategies for AAC Users

Sarah James, MS, CCC-SLP
Experienced speech-language pathologist, seminar leader and consultant. Working in urban, suburban and rural public schools, Sarah’s area of specialty is the relationship between speech-language skills and academic development and how cutting-edge technology can enhance speech-language programs. 

Build a Big Bang for the Buck Vocabulary Frame

Susan Ginley, MA CCC-SLP

Associate Professor at Speech & Hearing Sciences program at PSU in 2001, she worked as a speech-language pathologist in a medical setting for 15 years.


Functional Communication in Aphasia:Finding the Path

Tanya Rose Curtis, MS, CCC-SLP

CCC-SLP loves to share her passion for AAC with clinicians, teachers, AAC users, and family members.  In addition to direct services provided through her private practice, Ms. Curtis provides remote consultation, training and support to AAC users, therapists, and families across the U.S. and abroad via web conferencing.  At this time she is particularly interested in supporting and teaching eye gaze communication methods, and literacy skill development for people who use AAC.


AAC Partner Strategies for Success

Tom Franceschini, MS CCC-SLP

Highly sought after speaker on the topic of Dysphagia Management, having educated thousands of Speech-Language Pathologists, Nurses and other health care professionals throughout North America and Europe.


Comprehensive Dysphagia Interventions: The Esophagus, Acid Reflux Disease, Prevention of Aspiration Pneumonia, Free Water Protocols, Oral Hygiene, Xerostomia and Meds & Dysphagia

Tom Watson, DPT

Practiced physical therapy for 38 years and is the chronic pain specialist at Rebound Physical Therapy in Bend, Oregon. Dr. Watson is Secretary of the Board of Directors, Chair of the Education Advisory Committee and Co-Chair of the Strategic Planning Committee, and Diplomate of the American Academy of Pain Management.


Pain Management in the 21st Century:

Complimentary and Alternative Approaches


Neurobiology of Pain


Physical Therapy and Pain

Sciatica and Fibromyalgia

William Connors, MA, CCC-SLP

Bill Connors combines technology and neuroscience with current evidence to advance the treatment and recovery of acquired communication problems with a focus of delivering services at a distance. He has presented at numerous venues internationally, has provided treatment daily via telepractice for 11 years, and collaborates with SLP's worldwide online. A clinical instructor at the University of Pittsburgh, he also chaired its Medical Center's SLP Rehab committee assisting on numerous aphasia-related research studies.


Mindful Aphasia-Apraxia Treatment: Exploiting Neuroplasticity

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