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Charlotte Anne Ducote

Charlotte Anne Ducote, American allied health services administrator. Certified clinical competence in speech-language pathology; licensed speech-language pathology, Louisiana. Phi Mu-Mary King Shepardson fellow, 1978; recipient Distinguished Alumnus award, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Division Hearing and Speech Sciences, 2002.


  • Ducote, Charlotte Anne was born on October 21, 1951 in Baton Rouge. Daughter of Gaston Camille and Edna Lora (Bossier) Ducote.

  • Education

    • Bachelor in Speech and Hearing Therapy, Louisiana State University, 1972. Doctor of Philosophy in Speech-Language Pathology, Louisiana State University, 1983. Master of Arts in Speech and Hearing Sciences, Vanderbilt University, 1973.


    • Speech-language clinician Metropolitan Schools of Nashville and Davidson County, 1973-1974. Speech and hearing consultant, academy instructor department special education University New Orleans, 1974-1978. Speech-language pathologist, coordinator speech and hearing service department pediatrics and adult units Earl K. Long Memorial Hospital, Baton Rouge, 1978-1981.

      Head section speech-language pathology Louisiana Rehabilitation Institute of Charity Hospital, New Orleans, 1982-1987. Assistant professor medicine rehabilitation medicine section/department medicine Louisiana State University School Medicine, 1986-1987. Associate program director New Medico Rehabilitation Center Louisiana, Folsom, 1987, program director, 1987-1988.

      Program director post-acute brain injury program Touro Rehabilitation Center, New Orleans, 1989-1994. Director division communicative disorders Ochsner Clinic Foundation, since 1994. Speech-language pathology consultant department pediatrics Ochsner Medical Center, 1978.

      Instructor speech department Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, 1979, clinical supervisor articulation disorders and cleft palate clinics, 1979, 81-82. Speech-language pathologist Upjohn Home Health Care Service and Americare Home Health Service, Baton Rouge, 1981-1982. Speech-language pathology consultant Greenwell Springs Hospital, Baton Rouge, 1981-1982.

      Member utilization review committee St. Tammany Parish Home Health Services, Covington, Louisiana, 1980, American Healthcare Service, Baton Rouge, 1981-1982. Clinical supervisor off-site clinical training program Louisiana State University Medical Center, 1983-1986. Program committee chair Governor's task force Louisiana Conference for Disabled Persons, 1986.

      Member Hospital/School Linkage Committee, 1991-1995. Member program committee International Brain Injury Symposium, 1991. Adjunct instructor communications disorders Louisiana State University Medical Center, 1992-1995.

    Major achievements

    • Certified clinical competence in speech-language pathology. Licensed speech-language pathology, Louisiana.


    • Contributor articles and reviews to professional publications.


    Member Coalition for Citizens with Disabilities, 1983-1995. Volunteer speech pathologist Operation Smile, since 1996. Chair Operation Smile Speech Pathology Council, 1998—2006.

    Member Operations Smile's Speech Pathology Council, since 1998. Co-founder & Coordinator Operation Smile Speech Therapy, Vietnam, since 1998. Member American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (clinical reviewer 1977-1985, associate editor 1986-1990, special interest groups speech science and orofacial disorders, neurological science and disorders, swallowing and swallowing disorders, language and multicultural populations), American Speech and Hearing Foundation (Louis DiCarlo award for recent clinical achievement 2001, State award for recent clinical achievement 2001), Brain Injury Association, Louisiana Speech and Hearing Association (rehabilitation and medical agencies committee 1984-2000, chair 1996-1998, Special Recognition award 2000, Louisiana DiCarlo Clinical Achievement award 2001), Louisiana Head Injury Foundation (co-founder 1983, coordinator, president 1983-1986, board directors 1986-1995, secretary, board directors 1987-1990, program co-chair annual conference 1990, 91, 92, president 1993-1994, Professional of Year 1991), New Orleans Neuropathology Interest Group.



    Travel, reading, music.


    • father: Gaston Camille Ducote
    • mother: Edna Lora (Bossier) Ducote
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    Born October 21, 1951
    (age 66)