Carol A. Kamara
Carol A. Kamara, PhD, CCC-SLP/A, FAAA, is director of the Kamara Center for Learning and Communication Disorders in North Bethesda, Maryland. For more than three decades as a clinician, she has researched and applied theories and methodologies about the diagnosis and treatment of children and adults with mild to severe manifestations of dyslexia. While serving in a clinical role, she also served administratively by advocating for service coverage with state and national insurance programs as well as various groups including vocational rehabilitation, child and world health, and child and adult education groups. Dr. Kamaras professional work settings have included public and private schools, hospitals, and private practice for the last 15 years. She has served as director of a community speech and hearing center, director of the Professional Practice Division of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), and director of the speech-language pathology department at a private school in Washington, DC. Dr. Kamara has written articles in various publications and given presentations at state and national organizations on topics such as phonology, dyslexia, central auditory processing disorder, infant hearing screening, and best practices in audiology and speech-language pathology. She has served on the ASHA Legislative Council and several other committees for many years. Dr. Kamara is past-president of several state and national speech-language pathology and audiology organizations, and has received Ohio House and Senate resolutions honoring her for services to individuals with communication impairments.