Talk SLP LLC: Tongue thrust, Articulation, Langauge and /k/ommunication
Laura S. Smith is both a speech-language pathologist and a certified orofacial myologist, giving her specialized skills when looking at difficult cases involving structures that need coordination and optimal postures for increased speech intelligibility. After working in schools, nursing homes, and hospitals, Laura established her own practice, TALK SLP, to help people of all ages improve their communication skills. Her truly multimodal style of intervention draws from a variety of methods and techniques inspired by her own life experiences and is tailored to each client’s needs. To this end, Laura routinely works collaboratively with other practitioners, including allergists, orthodontists, ENT specialists, and oral surgeons. But then she goes even further. Laura treats the problem beyond the diagnosis, taking into account the whole person: from the lips, tongue, teeth, and mouth, to breathing issues, motor systems, posture, self-confidence, and body tension. With 18 years of experience, Laura is intuitive and sensitive to communication difficulties; she also brings encouragement and motivation to her clients, inspiring them to work hard to achieve their goals. Her whole-person approach to therapy is efficient – and effective.