Laura N. Peterson, Ed.D., CCC/SPL, LSLS- Cert. AVT



American Speech,Language, Hearing Association (ASHA) CCC/SLP, 

AG BELL Academy for Listening & Spoken Language LSLS Cert. AVT;

State Teaching Certifications Deaf & Hard of Hearing: New York, Texas, Rhode Island; 

SLP State Licensure: So. Carolina, North Carolina  and others


  • Family Consultation: Cochlear Implantation Expectations
  • Listening Development Strategies and Activities
  • Teacher Training and Professional Special Education Consultations 
  • IEP Development: Toddlers, Children,  Young Adults with Hearing Loss
  • Developmental Speech & Language tele-practice
  • Auditory/Vocabulary/Reading Comprehension for Children with Hearing Loss
  • Individual Functional Auditory Assessment in Classroom 


University of Rochester, Rochester, New York,

Ed.D., Doctoral Degree, Honors Distinction

Reading Comprehension and Writing Development of Deaf & Hearing Adolescents

State University of New York at Geneseo
M.A. Speech-Language Pathology, Cum Laude   
Concentration in Auditory Habilitation and Learning Disabilities

B.S. Speech and Language Pathology
Minor Concentration: Audiology

Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York
Major:  Special Education


Treatment Options for Families with Hearing Loss, Fort Mill, S.C. and Charlotte, N.C.  LSLS Cert. AVT, ASHA CCC-SLP Speech-Language Pathologist, Educational Consultation for Families and Teachers of the Deaf , Academic Support  (6 years)

Rhode Island Listen and Talk Center for Children with Hearing Loss, West Warwick, Rhode Island

Speech/Language Pathologist and Teacher of the Deaf: Auditory-Verbal, Auditory-Oral, and Bi-Modal Transitional Learning-to-Listen Therapy, Academic Support for Children with Hearing Loss  (13 years)

Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches Texas  

Assistant Professor: School of Special Education and Counseling 

Graduate Departments of Speech Language Pathology,  Special Education, and Teacher of the Deaf Training Programs  (4 years)



Nassau County Executive Leadership Award; Syracuse University Academic Scholarship, Summa Cum Laude Graduate, SUNY Geneseo; Full Academic Fellowship for Master’s Degree SUNY Geneseo; University of Rochester Graduate Assistantship /Tuition Scholarship ; Kappa Delta Pi Education Honor Society; Doctoral Degree with Honors Distinction; ASHA-ACE Award for Outstanding Continuing Education (1990), (1994), (2001), (2003), (2005), (2007) (2009) (2012) (2017); National Education Award  Best Practices in Education of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children, Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing , RI AG Bell Chapter, 2006: Award for Outstanding Contributions to Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community in Rhode Island, given by RICDHH Rhode Island Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (2006).