2022 NDSLHA State Convention

The 2022 NDSLHA Conference will be held on March 24, 2022 at the Grand Hotel in Minot, ND. This conference will also be livestreamed for those who are not able to attend in person.

Online registration is available here!

*If registering after 3/14/22, please consider online registration to ensure your registration is received prior to the conference.*


Topics and Speakers:

Educational Relevance for Speech Sound Disorders and Dyslexia

Dr. Kelly Farquharson

Dyslexia and speech sound disorders both involve the phonological system of language, but manifest with different symptoms. In this course, we will discuss the ways in which these two disorders are distinct from one another, and the ways in which they overlap. We will discuss relevant theories, but with direct application to clinical practice.  We will review best practices for screening, assessment, and several ideas for treatment.

If You Could See What I See…..FEES and Case Studies: An Adult Overview of EBP and Supporting Literature

Nicole Kiel Paschke and Chelsey Gronewold

This presentation will review dysphagia, FEES and VFSS (instrumental swallow assessments) and ASHA’s stance for need of instrumentation for appropriate diagnosis and treatment plan.   We will review case studies and how they correlate with current literature and evidenced based practice.


Nicole Kiel Paschke, MS CCC/SLP, has a 20+ year career focusing on adult SLP therapy. She specialized in acute care, inpatient rehab, and Head and Neck Cancer Clinic. Her career passion is dysphagia. She is currently an assistant professor at UND and owns and operates DakMn Dysphagia Diagnostics, a mobile FEES company.

Chelsey Gronewold, MS CCC-SLP has 7 years experience in the SLP world, primarily in the medical setting. Chelsey spent 1 year at Minot Public Schools and has spent the rest of her career focused on the adult and geriatric scope of practice. Chelsey opened her private practice, North Dakota Speech and Swallowing Specialists, in 2019. NDSSS includes outpatient adult and geriatric SLP services as well as mobile FEES for nursing homes and hospitals.

Dr. Farquharson an associate professor and director of the Children’s Literacy and Speech Sound (CLaSS) lab at Florida State University.  The CLaSS Lab has a mission to help children with speech and language impairments achieve classroom success. To that end, Dr. Farquharson’s research explores the linguistic, cognitive, educational, and environmental factors that contribute to child outcomes.


Conference Schedule 

8:00am-9:30am If You Could See What I See…..FEES and Case Studies: An Adult Overview of EBP and Supporting Literature
9:30am-9:45am Break
9:45am-12:00pm Educational Relevance for Speech Sound Disorders and Dyslexia
12:00pm-12:45pm NDSLHA Meeting; Lunch
12:45pm-4:30pm  (15-minute break at 2:15pm) Educational Relevance for Speech Sound Disorders and Dyslexia



Continuing Education/Credits

The NDSLHA conference will offer 8 hours of continuing education. In addition, NDSLHA will be pairing with the Minot State National Student Speech Language Hearing Association (NSSLHA) to offer one graduate credit (15 hours). NSSLHA’s conference will be held on March 25, 2022. To receive graduate credit, attendees must attend both conferences.

The NDSLHA conference will also offer continuing education hours.

Registration for the NSSLHA conference can be found here: Minot State NSSLHA Conference 2022 Tickets, Fri, Mar 25, 2022 at 7:30 AM | Eventbrite



There is a block of rooms reserved at the Grand Hotel. The rate is $79 for double queens and single kings, and $89 for the king suites. Please call 800.735.4493 to make a reservation.


Additional Information

-Requests for refund of pre-registration must be received by March 10. A $20 handling fee will be charged.

-Please direct any questions to ndslha@gmail.com.


Online registration is available here!

Printable registration forms can be accessed here: Conference & Membership Registration 2022

2022 NSSLHA Conference

The Minot State NSSLHA conference will be held on Friday, March 25, 2022 on the campus of Minot State University.

Find more information, including registration, here!