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Board Members

  • Susan Caspari

    Susan Caspari

    M.A., CCC-SLP,

    Sue Caspari is nationally recognized as a leading practitioner in the area of Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS). She has worked extensively 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 published scholarly articles on CAS, and is regularly invited to conduct workshops and seminars around the country on CAS. Sue 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. Sue is also on faculty at the Communication Sciences and Disorders Department (CSD) at Temple University in Philadelphia as an instructor and clinical supervisor. Additionally, she will launch a specialty clinic for children with CAS at Temple University.

  • Amy Clark

    M.S., CCC-SLP
  • Michael Crary

    Michael Crary

    Ph.D., CCC-SLP, University of Florida

    Dr. Crary is a professor of Speech-Language Pathology and Chair of the Department of Communicative Disorders at the University of Florida Health Science Center. Specializing in disorders of swallowing, voice and speech, primarily resulting from neurological impairment, Dr. Crary has been the Chair of the department since 1995. He was honored in 1994 with the Florida State Speech and Hearing Association’s Clinical Achievement Award in recognition of his interactive work with medical specialists. Dr. Crary is the author of the book, Developmental Motor Speech Disorders, which is highly referenced in professional literature and studies on childhood apraxia of speech, as well as numerous other publications on neurogenic disorders.

  • Elaine Dolgin-Lieberman

    M.A., CCC-SLP
  • Heidi Feldman

    Heidi Feldman

    M.D., Ph.D., Stanford University School of Medicine and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital

    Dr. Feldman is a developmental pediatrician and the Ballinger-Swindells Endowed Professorship in Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics at Stanford Univ. Medical School and Director of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital. Dr. Feldman enjoys extensive support from the NIH, other government agencies, and foundations for her studies of the development of speech and language in children, including childhood apraxia of speech. She has also gained national recognition and funding for her unique programs aimed at training health care professionals, paraprofessionals and medical students in the diagnosis and treatment of children with disabilities.

  • Gary Fernando

  • Margaret Fish

    Margaret Fish

    M.S., CCC-SLP, private practice

    Margaret Fish is a speech-language pathologist working in private practice in Highland Park, Illinois. She has 30 years of clinical experience working with children with severe speech-sound disorders, language impairments, and social language challenges. Her primary professional interest is in the evaluation and treatment of children with CAS. Margaret is the author of the book, Here’s How to Treat Childhood Apraxia of Speech by Plural Publishing. Her workshops and writing focus on providing practical, evidence-based evaluation and treatment ideas to support children with CAS.

  • Christina Gildersleeve-Neuman

    Ph.D., CCC-SLP
  • Maria Grigos

    Ph.D., M.A.
  • Deborah Hayden

    M.A., CCC-SLP
  • Jenya Iuzzini-Seigel

    Ph.D., CCC-SLP
  • Edwin Maas

    Edwin Maas

    Ph.D., University of Arizona

    Edwin Maas is an assistant professor in the Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences at the University of Arizona.. He received a Masters degree in Neurolinguistics (Aphasiology) from the University of Groningen (the Netherlands) in 1998, and a PhD in Language and Communicative Disorders from San Diego State University and the University of California, San Diego in 2006. He received postdoctoral training in the Department of Cognitive and Neural Systems at Boston University and in the Speech Communication Group at MIT. Dr. Maas has published articles on his research into Childhood Apraxia of Speech.

  • Patricia McCabe

  • Rebecca McCauley

    Rebecca McCauley

    Ph.D., Ohio State University

    Rebecca McCauley, Ph.D., is a Professor in the Department of Speech and Hearing Science at the Ohio State University. She received a Master’s and Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in the social sciences and psychology, respectively, and entered the profession of speech-language pathology through postdoctoral work at the University of Arizona and Johns Hopkins University. Her areas of expertise include speech sound disorders and language disorders in children. Current research projects address variability in vowel production in severe speech disorders and regional dialects and validation of a teacher rating scale for students’ communicative competence. In addition, she is editing a book on the treatment of children with language disorders.

  • Amy Meredith

    Amy Meredith

    Ph.D., CCC-SLP, Washington State University

    Dr. Meredith is an Assistant Professor of Speech and Hearing Sciences at the Washington State University. She has presented at workshops around the country on assessment and treatment of childhood apraxia of speech. She has published articles and has presented at many conferences about the nature of childhood apraxia of speech. Her research on CAS has focused on prosody and the relationship between disordered prosody and articulatory effort. She is currently investigating potential subtypes of CAS, as well as other speech and language disorders that CAS may be mistaken for. She also has a research interest in literancy and children with apraxia.

  • Angela Morgan

    B. Psych (Hon), PhD
  • Megan Overby

    Ph.D., CCC-SLP
  • Nancy Potter

  • Jonathan Preston

    Ph.D., CCC-SLP
  • Ruth Stoeckel

    Ruth Stoeckel

    Ph.D., CCC-SLP, Mayo Clinic

    Dr. Stoeckel has a breadth of experience working in the schools, private practice as both therapist and training consultant, private rehabilitation agency and clinic. Currently, Dr. Stoeckel is employed at the Mayo Clinic, evaluating and treating young children with a variety of speech-language difficulties, including children with motor speech disorders. She also presents workshops both at both national and international levels on a variety of topics, including Childhood Apraxia of Speech and Cochlear Implants.

  • Edythe Strand

    Edythe Strand

    Ph.D., CCC-SLP, Mayo Clinic

    Dr. Strand is a consultant in the Department of Neurology, Division of Speech Pathology, at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, and Associate Professor in the Mayo Medical School. Her primary research and clinical interests have been in Neurologic Communication Disorders, especially developmental and acquired apraxia of speech, dysarthria, and neurologic voice disorders. She has published articles and chapters regarding the clinical management of motor speech disorders in children, including treatment efficacy. Dr. Strand is co-editor of the recent book (1999), Clinical Management of Motor Speech Disorders of Children. She lectures frequently throughout the country on childhood apraxia and motor speech disorders in both children and adults.

  • Nancy Tarshis

    M.A., M.S., CCC-SLP
  • Shelley L. Velleman

    Shelley L. Velleman

    Ph.D., CCC-SLP, University of Vermont

    Dr. Velleman is Chair of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Vermont. She has conducted research and written numerous journal articles about childhood apraxia of speech, its diagnosis and treatment in addition to presenting conferences and workshops on apraxia across the country. Dr. Velleman’s research interests include: early phonology; babble; developmental verbal dyspraxia ; phonological disorders; and the relationship between phonological disorders, language disorders, and learning disorders/differences. She seeks to identify and remediate the motor speech, phonological, and literacy difficulties associated with neurodevelopmental syndromes, such as autism spectrum disorders, Down syndrome, Williams syndrome, and 7q11.23 Duplication syndrome (which was just identified in 2004).