Ann W. Kummer, PhD, CCC-SLP is Senior Director of the Division of Speech Pathology at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Professor of Clinical Pediatrics and Professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center.
Under her direction, the speech pathology program at Cincinnati Children’s has become the largest pediatric program in the nation. Dr. Kummer does lectures and seminars on a national and international level in the areas of cleft palate and craniofacial anomalies, resonance disorders, velopharyngeal dysfunction, and business practices in speech pathology. She has written numerous professional articles and chapters in speech pathology and medical texts. She is the author of the book entitled Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Anomalies: The Effects on Speech and Resonance, 2nd Edition (Delmar Cengage Learning, 2008) and one of the authors of the text entitled Business Practices: A Guide for Speech-Language Pathologists (ASHA, 2004).
Dr. Kummer has received many honors including the Elwood Chaney Outstanding Clinician Award from OSHLA (2012) and elected Fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) (2002). She was named one of the top 25 most influential therapists in the
United States by Therapy Times (2006); and named one of the 10 Most Inspiring Women in Cincinnati (2007)
Patty Grable is the Director of Special Education for West Kentucky Educational Cooperative which serves 24 school districts in the western part of the state. Her Master’s degree is in Communication Disorders and her Rank I is in School Administration. She has been involved at the state level with developing the Individual Education Program guidance document and has provided extensive training for districts in her region on IEP development.
Katrinka Wagoner has over 22 years of experience in the field of special education with 19 years in the special education classroom. She is currently a Due Process Consultant at the Green River Regional Educational Cooperative providing training to special education professionals on IEP writing, progress monitoring, co-teaching, Indicator 13, specially designed instruction, and classroom strategies.