Laura Smith


Aurora, Colorado

Laura Smith | Aurora, Colorado | Top 100 Speech-Language Pathologists Impacting the Field

Practicing Since


Graduate Program

University of Northern Colorado

Therapeutic Focus

Pediatric, clinic; Specialty in Apraxia

Accolades, Award or Notable Achievements

  • ASHA media award in 2016
  • ASHA ACE award in 2016
  • Published articles in the ASHA Wire
  • Manage and run website
  • Teacher pay teachers store: SLP Mommy of Apraxia
  • Done talks and workshops in: Denver, Chicago, Maine, Ohio, & San Diego

Favorite Quote

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” —Margaret Mead

Laura Smith


Aurora, Colorado

“ greatest achievement has always been taking a child who is nonverbal to verbal.”


Laura Smith, MA, CCC-SLP, is CASANA-certified for advanced training and clinical expertise in Childhood Apraxia of Speech, has completed the PROMPT Level 1 training, and the Kaufman Speech to Language Protocol (K-SLP). She has lectured throughout the United States on Childhood Apraxia of Speech and related issues. Laura is committed to raising and spreading CAS awareness following her own daughter’s diagnosis of CAS and dyspraxia. She is the apraxia walk coordinator for Denver, and writes for various publications including the ASHA wire blog, The Mighty, and on her website, In 2016, Laura was awarded ASHA’s media award for garnering national media attention around apraxia detailing her encounter
with UFC fighter Ronda Rousey, and also received ASHA’s ACE award for her continuing education, specifically in the area of childhood motor speech disorders. She currently practices at A Mile High Speech Therapy in Denver LLC where she specializes in childhood speech and language disorders.