Laurie Peterson, M. Ed., CCC-SLP, is a graduate of the university of West Georgia and was hired as a full-time employee in 2018.  She is currently certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and holds a Georgia license with the Professional Standards Commission. She serves as a clinical faculty member in the Comprehensive Community Clinic supervising graduate speech-language clinicians. In addition, she serves as an instructor to the Speech-Language undergraduates. Prior to being employed with UWG, she worked in a medical setting with acute care and rehab patients providing skilled services. She also worked with local schools as a school-based SLP serving Pre-K through 12th grades to provide a variety of skilled services across settings. 

She assisted with establishing UWG's grant-funded Early Intervention Speech Clinic in Heard County, Georgia, where she also supervises and provides early intervention services to local clients. Her interests include Autism Spectrum Disorders regarding practical communication and parent education, as well as the positive impacts of mindfulness for students with communication delays. She has been through recent training with the Marcus Autism Center related to Social-Emotional Engagement Knowledge and Skills (SEE-KS) program. She also worked with program coordinators who implemented SEE-KS in local area schools. 

She is a wife, mother of four, avid gardener, cyclist, cook, enjoys singing &  the practice of yoga.

Education / Degrees

  • A. B., BS Ed., Speech-Language Pathology, UWG, 2003
  • M.Ed., Master of Education Speech Pathology, University of West Georgia, 2005