Degrees and Certifications:
BS: Aud & Speech Pathology (Lic:SLPL1151) MA: Special Education: ED, LD Cert: Principal
Mrs. Laura Waller-Picard
Welcome! My name is Laura Waller-Picard. I am the Preschool Speech Therapist.
I have been in education for 27 years and have provided speech and language therapy in the public and private settings. I have worked with all age groups varying from newborns through geriatrics; however, my passion is with the early childhood programs. I have 2 grown children and I have experienced firsthand the challenges of raising a child with unique needs and understand the importance of early intervention. We are a team in educating your child and we will walk through this "educational journey" together : )
I assist children in increasing their language and articulation skills and generalizing those skills throughout their school day. Therapy at the preschool level is integrated within the classroom and is designed and formatted as "play based". I work with the teachers in a co-teaching model in order to facilitate language development throughout each child's day. It is important your child have fun and laugh while learning new skills as they need to feel language is fun as well as powerful.
I typically do not send home homework. Your child will be working very hard on his/her individual goals throughout the day and it is developmentally important for your child to rest and rejuvenate once they arrive home.
If you have any questions, concerns or just want to discuss your child with me, please feel free to contact me. As I am typically in the classroom, it is best to contact me via email at: Laura.firstname.lastname@example.org
Education and Certificates
Bachelor of Science from Purdue University: Audiology and Speech Pathology - Speech Language Pathologist - Limited (License # SLPL1151)
Masters in Education from University of New Mexico: Special Education- Learning Disabilities K-12 & Special Education: Emotional Disabilities K-12
Administration from University of Phoenix: Principal