Memorie M. Gosa, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-S is a pediatric speech-language pathologist, board certified specialist in swallowing and swallowing disorders, and associate professor and chair of the Communicative Disorders Department at The University of Alabama. She has more than nineteen years of clinical experience in pediatric dysphagia. Her research focuses on exploring the reliability and validity of common assessment tools and treatment techniques used in the diagnosis and management of dysphagia in pediatric populations. She has published book chapters and peer-reviewed papers on these topics and she frequently presents both nationally and internationally on the topic of pediatric dysphagia. She is the director of the University of Alabama's multi-disciplinary Feeding Development and Disorders (FeDD) Lab.