April Gibbs Scott, PhD, CCC-SLP is the owner of Carolina Premier Speech Therapy, PLLC. She is a nationally certified speech-language pathologist who holds the Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and is licensed by the N.C. Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathologist and Audiologist. She received advanced training as a Certified Brain Injury Specialist through the Brain Injury Association of America and is a member of ASHA’s Neurogenic Communication Disorders Special Interest Group.
Dr. Scott obtained a Bachelor of Arts from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a double major in Communication Studies and Spanish. She received her Master of Science in Speech and Hearing Sciences from UNC-CH before pursuing her doctorate degree at the University of Pittsburgh. She has co-authored chapters in student textbooks, published in scientific journals, presented research at numerous scientific conferences, guest lectured for area universities, and served as a clinical supervisor for speech therapy students.
Dr. Scott has an extensive clinical background in a variety of settings, including acute care, post-acute rehabilitation, outpatient, and long-term care. She has worked with adults who have strokes, traumatic brain injuries, dementia, voice disorders, and dysphagia, to name a few. She has particular expertise in the rehabilitation of receptive and expressive language skills, cognition and social pragmatic disorders.
Dr. Scott is married and the mother of three energetic boys. She is an avid learner who enjoys watching her sons play soccer, building forts, reading, writing, cooking, and attempting (and sometimes succeeding at) Pinterest projects.