Courtney Gonsoulin, M.S., CCC-SLP

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Clinical Instruction

Diagnostic Practicum in the areas of Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Disorders and Pediatric Feeding and Swallowing Disorders 



Courtney Gonsoulin, M.S., CCC-SLP Clinical Faculty, joined LSU COMD in 2009. She has extensive experience working children and their families with specializations in pediatric feeding and swallowing disorders and cleft palate and craniofacial disorders. Courtney has specializations in Early Intervention with emphasis on multidisciplinary and cross-training approaches. Courtney teaches and supervises graduate students in the areas of pediatric feeding and swallowing disorders and cleft and craniofacial disorders.   Courtney is also the Pediatric Program Supervisor for Speech Pathology and the Coordinator of the The Boh Center Pediatric Feeding and Swallowing Disorders Program with Ochsner Hospital for Children.    Courtney also serves on the Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital Cleft and Craniofacial team, is a member of International Association for Pediatric Feeding and Swallowing and serves on the board for the Capital Area Partners Cleft Initiative (CAPCI). She is also a volunteer for the Global Smiles Foundation where she participates in humanitarian missions for cleft care in Beirut Lebanon and lectures internationally with the Comprehensive Cleft Care Workshop. 

Certification and Licensure and Professional Memberships

  • American Speech-Language- Hearing Association Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology 1995 – Present
  • Member of American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) 1994 – Present
  • Member of Louisiana Board of Examiners for Speech Language Pathology and Audiology 1998 – Present
  • FEES Certification

Academic Degrees

M.S., Speech Pathology, University of Southwestern Louisiana, 1994
B.A., Communication Sciences and Disorders, Louisiana State University,1992

Presentations and Publications


  •  Invited Speaker for the Southeastern University Clinical Educators Conference (SEUCE),: Structure and Function: Lip and Tongue Ties and their Impact on Feeding, September 25, 2015
  • Invited Speaker for Baton Rouge Area Speech Language Pathologists (BRASLP), BR General Hospital, “A Speech Pathologists Role with Ankyloglossia: The Impact of Structure and Function” October 20, 2015
  • Invited Speaker at OLOL Children’s Hospital “Pediatric Feeding and Swallowing Disorders: A Team Approach” April 2017
  • Invited Speaker for LAUNCH annual continuing education conference Pediatric Feeding and Swallowing Disorders: The Big Picture, April 2018
  • Invited Speaker Comprehensive Cleft Care Workshop, Beirut Lebanon April 2018
  • Invited Speaker, East Carolina University, Dept of Communication Sciences and Disorders graduate program, Pediatric Feeding and Swallowing Disorders, May 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021
  • Invited Speaker for Global Smiles Foundation annual continuing education conference Speech Pathology Workshop: Cleft Palate, VPI and Endoscopy, Beirut Lebanon April 2019
  • Invited Speaker for Ochsner Hospital for Children’s UPDATE IN PEDIATRICS: Pediatric Feeding and Swallowing Disorders: A Team Based Approach, July 2019
  • Invited speaker for Ochsner Hospital for Children’s Grand Rounds: Pediatric Feeding and Swallowing Disorders: A Team Based Approach, February 2020


  • ASHA 2015 Poster Presentation Parr, C., Gonsoulin, C., & Juban, M. DDS, “Diagnosis of Pediatric Lip and Tongue Tie: Assessment and Treatment”
  • ASHA 2016 Poster Presentation Meaux, A., Savage, M., & Gonsoulin, C. “Tongue Ties and Speech Sound Disorders: What Are We Overlooking?”
  • Co-author of IMPACT OF SUPRAGLOTTOPLASTY ON PARENTAL PRECEPTION OF SWALLOWING USING A 10 QUESTION SWALLOWING INDEX.  International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology Corresponding Author: Sohit Kantora,Co-Authors: Vil Vaitaitis, MD; Hunter Hopkins ; Meghan Fletcher; Courtney Gonsoulin; Brent Keith, Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2018 Jun;109:122-126. doi: 10.1016/j.ijporl.2018.03.037. Epub 2018 Apr 6.
  • ASHA 2019 Poster Presentation Parr, C., Gonsoulin, C., & Juban M. DDS, “Evaluation of Oral Function Before and After frenectomy in Breastfed Infants with Tethered Oral Tissue”