Laura LaHaye Pfefferle,
Lead Speech-Language Pathologist
Laura has been a long-standing DTS team member. She first joined DTS as a Camp Dynamics Counselor and then took on the responsibilities of a Dynamic Extender prior to graduate school. Upon graduation, Laura rejoined the team while focusing her continuing education on language, articulation, and social development. Her current specialties include working with articulation and overall language development. Laura is passionate about working with children with a variety of disorders and is most recently seeking advanced training in fluency/stuttering.
Her most recent advanced trainings include:
- PROMPT Training (Prompts for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets) for apraxia and speech sound disorders
- Lively Letters for pre-literacy development
- MNRI Archetype Movement Integration
- MNRI Dynamic and Postural Reflex Pattern Integration
- MNRI Tactile Integration
- MNRI Children with Challenges
- MNRI Lifelong Reflex Integration
- Integrated Listening Systems, ILS
- Early Childhood Environmental Rating Scale (ECERS) Certified
During graduate school, Laura worked in several settings in order to enhance her clinical skills, including:
- Mollie E. Webb Speech and Hearing Center – working with individuals and groups ranging in ages 2-56 addressing language, articulation, dysphagia, voice, AAC, fluency, aphasia, and memory.
- Christus Schumpert Kid’s Clinic – working along with a multidisciplinary team with children with neurological disorders addressing language, articulation, feeding, AAC, and cognition.
- W.T. Lewis Elementary – working with school-aged typically developing children as well as children with autism spectrum disorder addressing language and articulation in both individual and group settings.
Extracurricular Activities and Awards
- LSUHSC NSSHLA Co-President
- LSUHSC Speech Pathology Student Ambassador
- Quota Scholarship Recipient 2015