Laura Sheline


Laura completed her Bachelor’s of Science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2010 and received her Master’s of Science degree from the University of Arizona in 2012. After graduation, Laura moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico. During her time in Albuquerque, Laura gained specialized knowledge and experience in working with children who are deaf and hard of hearing and those with craniofacial anomalies and related diagnosis including but limited to cleft lip and/or palate, 22q11.2 deletion syndrome, and Pierre Robin sequence. Laura owned her own speech therapy private practice in Albuquerque specializing in helping families and children with history of hearing loss, craniofacial anomalies, motor speech disorders, and speech and language impairment. Throughout her career, Laura has experience working with children with a range of needs including articulation and phonology disorders, motor speech disorders, receptive and expressive language disorders, hearing loss, cleft lip/palate and related syndromes and disorders, and Down syndrome. Laura is PROMPT level 1 trained.  Laura passionately believes every child deserves a voice and supports each family and child to communicate in the way that is most functional for them. Laura finds great satisfaction in working as a team with families to provide tools to help meet their child’s needs and grow their communication skills in their daily environment. Outside of work you can find Laura chasing her three sons, enjoying a delicious cup of coffee, and flexing her green thumb as a Plant Lady.

  • AG Bell Conference: (2014, Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing)
  • The Power of Play (2014)
  • Remediating Difficult Sounds: Phonology/Articulation Disorders (2015)
  • Evaluating and Enhancing Children’s Phonological Skills: A Systematic Approach (2015: Barbara Hodson, PhD CCC-SLP)
  • PROMPT: Introduction to PROMPT Technique (2015, PROMPT Institute)
  • First International Symposium on Velopharyngeal Disfunction (2016, Nationwide Children’s Hospital)
  • Prompting Comprehension for Students with Hearing Loss through Theory-of-Mind Development: (2016)
  • Management of Pediatric Feeding and Swallowing (2019, Joan Arvedson, PhD, CCC-SLP)
  • Preschool Stuttering Therapy: A Practical Approach (2019, J. Scott Yaruss, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-F)
  • Speech Sounds Disorders in Preschool and School-Age Children (2019)
  • Aspects of Speech Sound Disorders (2019, Ray Kent, PhD; Barbara Hodson, PhD, CCC-SLP)
  • Evidence-Based Assessment and Intervention for Cleft Lip and Palate (2019)
  • Effects of Cochlear Implants on Language Development in School-Age Children (2019)
  • Best Practice for Developmental Stuttering: Balancing Evidence and Expertise (2019)
  • Evaluating Feeding and Swallowing Disorders in Infants and Children (2021, Joan Arvedson, PhD, CCC-SLP)
  • Prevention of Feeding, Speech, and Mouth Development Problems: Birth – Age 2 (2021, Diane Bahr, MS, CCC-SLP)
  • Make the Connection: Oral Myofunctional Disorders (2022)