Laura Sampson, M.Ed., CCC-SLP
Laura Sampson has been providing speech-language therapy services in the central Virginia area since 2006. She maintains her American-Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC), and is licensed by the Virginia Board of Health Professions.
Laura decided in high school that she wanted to work in a ‘helping’ profession, and began exploring the field of speech-language pathology during career days and observation opportunities. Laura continued pursuing this field, attending James Madison University (GO DUKES!), and graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders, and a non-teaching Minor in Special Education. She then attended The University of Virginia (Wahoowa!) and graduated with a Master’s of Education degree in Communication Disorders. Laura began her employment career as a Speech-Language Pathologist in a local public school division, and has also worked providing private therapy services to preschool and school-aged children, and as a therapist in private school settings. Laura has been an employee of Speech Connections, Inc. since September 2009, and especially enjoys working with articulation and phonological processing needs, Augmentative and Alternative Communicate (AAC) needs, and developing speech and language skills in children with a variety of communication challenges.
Laura has recently completed training for Language Acquistion through Motor Planning to further her ability to serve as our "GO TO" person in assistive technology. Laura has completed the course "Establishing Effective Vocal-Verbal Skills for Childhood Apraxia of Speech and other Speech Sound Disorders" with Nancy Kaufman in Reston, Virginia, as well as, other courses for children diagnosed with Childhood Apraxia of Speech.