Laura M. Biegner
Laura has been a member of the American Speech Language Association since receiving her M.A. degree at the University of Colorado in 1985. Upon graduation, she was hired as a part- time faculty member at the University of Colorado from 1985 to 1990. During this time she implemented a state wide speech language hearing screening program and worked for Dr. Peter Ramig in his private practice, specializing in the treatment of stuttering. This experience provided her with the opportunity to be part of a team of specialists both passionate and extremely knowledgeable about stuttering and the impact of appropriate intervention. From 1989-1994 Laura began her family, opened her own private practice and acquired a Colorado Professional Teacher License to obtain a part time position in Jefferson County Schools.
Her 20 plus years of work in the school system, enhanced her skills as an SLP and her understanding of how our brains are wired differently for learning. This invaluable experience has impacted her assessment and treatment of children who present with early childhood communication difficulties.
In addition to her professional interests and passion in the diagnosis and treatment of childhood stuttering, Laura brings strong expertise to the field of Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS). She has been dedicated to learning about this disorder for her entire professional career. Laura has been a sponsor for the Denver Walk for Apraxia and has had the privilege of helping numerous nonverbal children find their voice. She has immensely enjoyed enriching the lives of the children she has served and feels blessed to work in a field she loves.
Laura has supported new students in the field of speech language pathology through offering observation hours for the past 18 years to students at CU Boulder and Metro University in Denver. Laura is a Board Certified Specialist in Fluency Disorders and is on the referral list for the Stuttering Foundation of America. She enjoys the outdoors and nature, relishing time spent cross country skiing, snowshoeing, hiking, reading and traveling.