NDSLHA Past Conferences

The annual North Dakota Speech Language Hearing Association (NDSLHA) conference was held on Thursday, March 22, 2018 at the Sleep Inn in Minot, ND.

Guest Speaker NDSLHA 2018: Dr. Ruth Stoeckel, CCC-SLP

NDSLHA 2018 Conference Speaker Bios:

Thursday NDSLHA Speaker Bio

Ruth Stoeckel, PhD, CCC-SLP, is a clinical speech-language pathologist at Mayo Clinic. She has worked as a clinician and independent consultant in schools, private practice, private rehabilitation agency, and clinic. She is on the professional advisory board of the Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association of North America (CASANA) and edited the curriculum for CASANA’s intensive training institute on CAS. Dr. Stoeckel has presented both nationally and internationally and has co-authored articles appearing in the Journal of Speech, Language, And Hearing Research and Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics.

The National Student Speech Language Hearing Association (NSSLHA) conference was held on March 23, 2018 on the campus of Minot State University. NSSLHA’s guest speaker was Dr. Greg Lof.

Friday NSSLHA Speaker Bio

Dr. Gregory L. Lof is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the MGH Institute of Health Professions in Boston. His research, teaching and clinical interests deal with children who have speech sound disorders and how to effectively use evidence to guide practice. Dr. Lof twice was the topic coordinator for speech sound disorders for ASHA conventions and has served on eight ASHA Convention Program Committees. He was a member on ASHA’s Center for Evidence-Based Practice in Communication Disorders that conducted evidence-based systematic reviews of oral motor exercises. He recently finished his terms as the treasurer for the Council of Academic Programs in Communication Sciences and Disorder (CAPCSD) and on ASHA’s Scientific and Professional Education Board (SPEB). He was the Massachusetts elected representative for ASHA’s Speech-Language Pathology Advisory Council and served two terms on the Massachusetts Board of Registration for Speech-Language Pathology. He became an ASHA Fellow in 2012. Dr. Lof has published numerous articles and chapters, primarily on childhood speech sound disorders and evidence-based practice. He has presented over 50 peer-reviewed and 90 invited presentations/workshops at ASHA conventions, universities, school districts, state and international association conventions in 38 states and five countries. His PRAXIS study guidebook was published in 2015 with his co-author, Dr. Alex Johnson.