Margo Kinzer Courter

Presented by Margo Kinzer Courter

The following presentations are available for professional development at your work place , sponsored conferences, or conventions. Online live webinars are also available.

 Customized Presentations are Available Upon Request

Keynote:  1. The Day in the Life of a Speech-Language Pathologist

                  2. Why We Do What We Do

Dyslexia and Other Language Based Learning Disabilities: The SLP's Role

With the implementation of Every Student Succeeds Act, more focus is placed on screening and identifying students who are at risk for dyslexia - a language based learning disabiity.  Speech-Language Pathologists play a vital role in supporting literacy development through targeting the form, content, and use of language.  This presentation will concentrate on language skills for speaking and listening that will directly impact reading and writing.

Childhood  Apraxia of Speech: Evaluation and Practical Treatment Strategies -  This presentation provides the framework for evaluating CAS based on ASHA's 2007 position statement on this disorder.  Treatment strategies include proven approaches and strategies for effective  remediation.

Speech Sound Disorders and the Impact on Literacy Development - There is significant evidence regarding students with speech sound disorders and   morphology/phonology skills. This seminar brings together working on speech sound disorders, morphology and phonology at the same time for the best outcome for correcting speech sound errors and boosting literacy skills at the same time.

Maximizing  the Effectiveness of Your Language Therapy - This workshop provides effective and easy to implement strategies for the morphology,  phonology, syntax, pragmatics and supra linguistic skills.

Language Differences vs. Language Disorders for English Language Learners and  English as a Second Language - This seminar provides information regarding the morphology, phonology, syntax, and semantic foundations in order to build connections quicker for language skill acquisition.

The  Language and Literacy Connection: SLPs Unique Role in Literacy Development and Dyslexia - As a full day seminar this training includes      narrative development, morphology, phonology, and syntax.  As a 1/2  day training, it would concentrate on either narrative development or the      language domains.

The Three Tiers of Vocabulary - Based on Beck,McGowan and Kucan's  work on vocabulary acquisition, this seminar provides practical techniques  for increasing basic concepts, high frequency and curriculum based vocabulary skills. **** Great for Teachers and Resource Teachers!

A Language Processing Disorder: What It Is and How We Treat It -      Psychologists will often state in their reports that the student has a      language processing disorder or when a student has difficulty following directions in the classroom, the teacher may say, "I think it is  language processing." Or, SLPs often use this term when they know   that the difficulties are more than the 5 domains of language. Learn what  a processing disorder is and how we can effectively evaluate and treat it.

Can't  Remediate that /R/?  Try this Technique - This hands on  workshop applies motor learning to remediating the /r/ sound. This  approach can be used for all speech sounds and more specifically to that  /r/ that just won't remediate.

Project  Based Language Therapy: Integrating into Classroom Projects, STEM and STEAM - This seminar supports speech-language      pathologists and resource teachers in integrating goals into classroom      projects or using a project based design in language therapy.

Collaboration  Among Teachers and Speech-Language Pathologists - This workshop  is designed for teachers and speech-language pathologists for methods of  collaboration within the classroom. The more collaboration that occurs -  the better the outcome for each student.

How to Improve Your Presentation Skills -  This hands on workshop targets adults who want to improve their ability to present. This includes skills needed for business meetings to large audience      presentations.

Upcoming Workshops

Offered through Courter Communications

Please contact Margo directly through the website or email/call ( or 317-696-9954) to inquire/schedule.  Workshops can be offered in person or through online webinars.

Due to COVID 19, BER and IED are offering these webinars online.  Please check their websites for dates. Search for the following cities.

Offered through the Bureau of Education and Research

Childhood Apraxia of Speech: Evaluation and Treatment 

April 24, 2020

May 6-7

Language Processing Disorder: What It Is and How to Treat It

April 27-30, 2020 Anaheim, Pasadena, Fresno, Sacramento, CA

May 11-15, 2020 Cincinnati, OH; Indianapolis, IN; Champaign and Chicago, IL; Milwaukee, 

Offered through The Institute for Educational Development

The SLP's Unique Role in Supporting Students with Dyslexia and Other Language Based Learning Disorders

May 4 and 5, 202 Detroit, MI, St. Louis, MO

Now Available in Our Store

Collaboration Among Teachers and Speech-Language Pathologists 2nd ed

                                         by Margo Kinzer Courter  &  Morgan Geise


"It is great to have a practicing speech-language  pathologist who understands what we do!"

"Margo held my attention throughout the day!" 

"Margo presents hands on strategies that I can use immediately with my students!"

"Great presentation and lots of applicable materials."

"Margo is knowledgeable and offers great examples."


  • Margo Kinzer Courter has 30 years of experience in grades preK through 12th grade
  • She provides practical hands on workshops
  • She is available for school districts, co-ops, state associations, and conferences
  • She can provide the topics above or customize for your group
  • She provides a pdf that can be printed or downloaded
  • She will provide a handbook for an additional fee to cover printing costs

Margo Kinzer Courter

Margo Kinzer Courter, MA, MBA, CCC-SLP, BCS-CL,  is a national presenter/trainer, adjunct professor, consultant, and speech-language pathologist. She possesses the certificate of clinical competence in speech-language pathology from the American Speech, Language, and Hearing Association. She is a board certified specialist in child language and language disorders. She is the 2013 recipient of the Nancy McKinley Leadership and Mentoring Award from OSSPEAC,  the 2016 Distinguished Teaching and Outstanding Contribution to the Education Profession from the Bureau of Education and Research, and 2019 recipient of Honors of the Association from the Indiana Speech, Language and  Hearing Association.. 

Margo Kinzer Courter is also the author of Here’s How Children Learn Speech and Language: A Text on Different Learning Strategies by Plural Publishing, and See It & Say It Visual Phonics through Courter Communications, LLC.  She is the coauthor of Collaboration Among Teachers and Speech-Language Pathologists, 2nd edition with Morgan Geise. 

Whether presenting, teaching, consulting, or providing therapy services, her ultimate goal is to serve students with language based learning disorders.