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Cullowhee Conference on Communicative Disorders

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Cullowhee Conference on Communication Disorders
March 23-24, 2023

2 Registration Options
Virtual Option (both days): $75.00
In-Person Option (both days): $90.00 includes a boxed lunch on Friday (space is limited)


ASHA CEUs for conference


1.0 ASHA CEUs for attendance both days.

The Cullowhee Conference on Communicative Disorder will occur the 23rd and 24th of March, 2023.  The event, now in its 29th year, will feature Ms. Nina Reeves and Dr. Jamie Perry. This year’s conference highlights disorders of speech. 

Thursday, March 23rd   |   1:00-5:00
School-Age Stuttering Therapy: Starting with Success with Nina Reeves 

12:45-1:00      Sign-in/Welcome
1:00-2:45        The framework for success; Essential messages for stakeholders (with a 15-minute break)
3:00-4:30        Starting points that make all the difference; Where do the strategies fit in?
4:30-5:00        Pulling it together and resources for further learning

Friday, March 24th   |    8:30-4:30
Cleft Palate & Craniofacial Anomalies: Role of the SLP in treatment and evaluation with Jamie Perry  

8:15-8:30        Sign-in/Welcome
8:30-12:00      General cleft palate overview; Review of anatomy & physiology; Anatomy & Physiology Assessment methods (with a 15-minute break)
12:00-1:00      Lunch Break
1:00- 4:30       Assessment and Treatment of VPI and cleft speech; Question and Answer (with a 15-minute break)

Nina Reeves

Nina Reeves

Ms. Nina Reeves, an expert in fluency disorders, will provide everyday solutions for stuttering clients during a half-day presentation on the 23rd.  Nina is a sought-after presenter of training seminars on a variety of topics related to stuttering and other fluency disorders. Her interactive style and practical “use on Monday” concepts are why she has presented over 500 workshops for speech-language pathologists at local, state, national and international levels. 

Jamie Perry

Dr. Jamie Perry

Our full-day speaker will be Dr. Jamie Perry.  Dr. Perry is a licensed speech language pathologist and speech scientist. She is a Professor at East Carolina University where she conducts research using magnetic resonance imaging and 3D computer technology to study the anatomy, speech, and surgical approaches used to treat cleft palate. Her research is funded through the National Institute of Health. Her current collaborative work aims to examine how the variations in presurgical anatomy affect postsurgical speech outcomes in children born with cleft palate. Dr. Perry is the Editor in Chief for the Cleft Palate Craniofacial Journal. She serves on the cleft palate craniofacial team at New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington, NC. She is the director of the Speech Imaging and Visualization Laboratory at East Carolina University. Dr. Perry serves as the coordinator for the resonance disorders clinic where she provides speech evaluations and therapy to individuals with errors related to cleft palate and resonance disorders. Dr. Perry also provides support and training through surgical mission trips to third world countries.

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