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Meet Our Team

Our Philosophy

Our clinical philosophy stems from the evidenced-based practice model. This includes combining the latest research- based methods and our clinical expertise with the client's unique values, expectations, and goals. These are the pillars of our practice, and in our experience, this methodology leads to the best possible outcomes for clients.


In addition to this model, we believe that positive relationships founded on trust and compassion are integral to making progress. Additionally, we believe in making therapy fun and practical in order to help each client meet their goals. ​

Speech and communication are embedded in all aspects of daily life. By fostering meaningful relationships with our clients, we can set and meet functional goals which in-turn can improve quality of life.

Laura Shaw MS-CCC-SLP Owner and
Speech Language Pathologist

Laura is a licensed speech language pathologist with over a decade of experience.

She has worked in many settings available to SLPs, including early intervention, schools, inpatient rehabilitation, acute care, outpatient clinics, home health, and skilled nursing.

After gaining a solid foundation of clinical skills across the spectrum of speech pathology, she started Balanced Speech Therapy to treat clients in a way that is not bound by the limitations of treatment set by schools or traditional healthcare settings.

Laura enjoys all client populations, from toddlers to geriatric patients, and has experience treating a wide range of conditions and disabilities.

Specific areas of interest include early language, articulation/phonological disorders, executive functioning, literacy, and aphasia.

Laura has pursued advanced clinical training in the areas of adult dysphagia, pediatric feeding/swallowing, executive function, literacy, and AAC.

Evidenced Based Practice Model 

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