Speech Language Pathologist
Laura Francesco, M.S., CCC-SLP
Laura Francesco received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology from Loyola University Maryland and received her Master of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Loyola University Maryland. During Laura’s time in her undergraduate education she interned for Creative Speech Solutions for two summers at Camp PAL. She loved it so much that she has returned to work as licensed Speech-Language Pathologist.
Laura has experience in both the hospital and early intervention settings. Laura was previously employed at Children’s Specialized Hospital Early Intervention Program. She had the opportunity to assess and treat infants and toddlers with a wide range of diagnosis, including receptive expressive language delays, developmental delays, Down syndrome, sensory processing disorder, Klinefelter syndrome, and autism spectrum disorder. In the early intervention system, Laura has been treating the 0-3 population with a multi-disciplinary team lens, participated in IFSP meetings and transition planning conferences, co-treated with special educators and occupational therapists, and actively provided coaching to parents, caregivers, and their families. Laura is also knowledgeable about the Verbal Behavior Approach, a structured total communication therapy that teaches purposeful and functional language through errorless learning. In the subacute rehabilitation hospital setting, she gained experienced evaluating and treating adults with aphasia, dysphagia, apraxia, cognitive deficits, dementia, dysarthria, and traumatic brain injury.
Laura also has experience with children at the elementary school level. Specifically with Response to Intervention (RTI) program focusing in the literacy areas of phonological awareness, written expression, phonics, and narrative language in accordance to Common Core Standards.
Laura holds a speech-language license by the State of New Jersey and received her Certificate of Clinical Competence by the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA). Additionally, she holds a certificate from the New Jersey Department of Education as a Speech Language Specialist.
Laura likes to have a glass half full outlook on life and takes this positive perspective into her professional life too. Laura believes in using one’s strengths and interests to motivate and improve upon areas of difficulty. Laura recently moved to Hoboken, where she loves to run on the waterfront and check out new restaurants.