MICHELLE L. W. DAWSON, MS, CCC-SLP, has worked as an SLP for over 10 years in a variety of settings. She has served in public schools, in-patient and out-patient rehabilitative hospitals, as well as having spent many years in early intervention. She specializes in treating medically fragile pediatric patients with oropharyngeal dysphagia and feeding disorders. Michelle is currently President-elect of the South Carolina Speech Hearing Association (SCSHA) in addition to being their Vice President of Governmental Affairs. She runs her own private practice, HeartWood Speech Therapy, and guest lectures throughout South Carolina on a variety of topics, including dysphagia management for infantile spasms and sensory integration from an SLP's perspective. She is currently working on her BCS-S licensure. Michelle earned her MS in Communicative Sciences and Disorders from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA. Treating feeding and swallowing disorders across the life span is her first love as an SLP.