Rita D. Thurman
M.S., CCC-SLP, BRS-FD
Rita Thurman is a Speech Language Pathologist with Board Certification in Fluency Disorders. She has worked in the schools and in clinical settings in Utah, Idaho, Illinois and North Carolina. She has been in private practice in Raleigh, North Carolina since 1985.
Ms. Thurman has presented workshops on fluency disorders for the NC Department of Public Instruction, the NC Speech-Hearing & Language Association and the ASHA Fluency Leadership Conference. She was a participant in the International Stuttering Awareness Day on-line conference for 2011 and written a chapter in: Stuttering: Inspiring Stories, Professional Wisdom. Ms. Thurman won the North Carolina Speech and Hearing Association Award for Clinical Competence in 2013 for her work with people who stutter in NC. She was awarded the National Stuttering Association Speech Language Pathologist of the year in 2015. She has been a chapter leader and member of NSA since 1998.