CALIPSO (Clinical Assessment of Learning Inventory of Performance Streamlined Office Operations) is a web-based application that manages key aspects of academic and clinical education designed specifically and exclusively for speech-language pathology and audiology training programs.

Laurel H. Hays, M.Ed., CCC-SLP
Co-founder of CALIPSO
Co-founder of CALIPSO, Laurel Hays, is a speech-language pathologist who served as the Director of Clinical Education for the Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) Program at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) in Charleston, SC from the inception of the CSD Program in 1997 until 2010. Laurel developed the clinical curriculum for the CSD Program, underwent a CAA initial accreditation and re-accreditation visit, and coordinated both internal and external clinical placements.

Satyajit Phanse, M.S., Programmer
Co-founder of CALIPSO
Satyajit Phanse is a programmer and system administrator who works on web-based applications and other applications using the Linux operating system. He has a Master's degree in Computer Science from the University of Southern California.

Renee Wendel
Consultant for CALIPSO
Renee Wendel joined the CALIPSO team as a consultant in July of 2013. She earned her M.S. from Texas State University in 1994, and has 10 years of University experience as a Clinic Director and practicum course instructor. Renee’s clinical and teaching interests include autism spectrum disorders, emergent literacy, applied ethics, and technology applications in clinical education.

Charlotte Bettcher
Office Manager

After studying at Agnes Scott College and SCAD-Atlanta, Charlotte graduated in May 2011 from the College of Charleston with a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration and Hospitality and Tourism Management. The degrees gave her an understanding of the importance of business organization, financial structure and customer service.

Following graduation, Charlotte pursued her interest in accounting and shadowed the CFO at Masters Machine Company, a large precision components manufacturing company in Round Pond, Maine. She quickly moved up in the company maintaining positions as Assistant to the CFO and Vice President as well as Accounts Payable.

After her time in Maine, Charlotte moved back to Charleston, SC to pursue new opportunities. In September of 2013, Charlotte joined the CALIPSO team as the Office Manager. There, she is responsible for new client processes, financial/accounting matters of the company as well as customer support.

Amy Dickson, MHA, M.S., CCC-SLP

Amy Dickson, MHA, M.S., CCC-SLP joined the CALIPSO team in January of 2015. She earned her M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology from the Medical University of South Carolina in 2000. Amy served as Assistant Director of Clinical Education for the Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) program at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) in Charleston, SC from 2006 until 2010. In this role, Amy coordinated internal and external clinical placements and taught academic courses.

Prior to her role in the CSD program at MUSC, she routinely served as a clinical supervisor to numerous graduate students. Amy remains active in clinical practice and clinical supervision. Her clinical interests include communication and swallowing in the medically fragile population. 

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CALIPSO recently celebrated its 6th anniversary, and we are pleased to announce that our program is now used by more than 170 schools.