Expressions Speech and Language Center is a speech therapy practice in Burlington, North Carolina. The founder, Dr. Dawn Moore, has been practicing for 20 years and attended the University of Pittsburgh for both undergraduate and graduate school. She recently completed her Clinical Doctorate and studied the effects of co-articulation and augmented feedback on final /r/ production in children using a portion of her own program "Let's Hear It For R! Her 20 years of experience and practice include the schools of North Carolina for 15 years as both a clinician and Lead SLP, where she was recognized as a Teacher of Excellence at the NC Exceptional Children’s Conference, a honor not often bestowed on SLPs. She began expanding into private practice serving children 12 months to 18 years in eight years ago. She has supervised many SLPs and Speech Assistants she has employed as well as students in varying educational programs. She regularly presents for various state speech conventions, county speech departments, and local Universities.
Her main interests include articulation and phonological therapy (including apraxia), specifically /r/, using her own program Let's Hear It For /R/! and Barbara Hodson's Cycles for Phonology. She is a Certification Track Orofacial Myologist which allows her to fully evaluate the function and structure of the orofacial complex including the tongue, lips, jaw, and palate. Through her extensive experience in articulation and phonological disorders, she has applied this knowledge to childhood apraxia of speech, an over-diagnosed but rare motor speech disorder. By combining approaches from phonology and motor planning and the implementing a home program, she has successfully treated children with this difficult disorder.
Dawn created this website as a way to share materials with other SLPs. Most of the items under the Therapy materials are offered FREE of charge and the material pages are visited daily by over 500 SLPs from 20+ countries.
In her spare time, she enjoys traveling and spending time with her husband Richard and their two girls.
Expressions Speech and Language Center is managed by Richard Moore. Richard has always supported the company since its inception in 2000 and is now actively in charge of clinical operations, school contracting, and personnel.