Laura Connor


Asheville, North Carolina

Laura Connor | Asheville, North Carolina | Top 100 Speech-Language Pathologists Impacting the Field

Practicing Since


Graduate Program

University of South Carolina

Therapeutic Focus

Adult, hospital, medical; Adult, out patient; Geriatric, hospital, medical; Geriatric, out patient

Accolades, Award or Notable Achievements

  • Emergency Neurological Life Support Advanced Practicioner Certificate Completion
  • Initiated a Head and Neck Cancer Pathway at a small rural hospital
  • Established a FEES program and secured funds to support a Voice and Swallowing Objective Assessment Tower
  • Initiated a Laryngectomy Pathway for individuals with Laryngectomy who are admitted to acute care to ensure their needs are met

Favorite Quote

“Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” - unknown

Laura Connor


Asheville, North Carolina

“I work primarily in acute care between: ICU level care, step- down care, trauma and spinal cord injury units.”


I am originally from Western Maryland (Appalachian Maryland) and found myself attending Ohio University for my undergraduate degree. From there, I traveled south to attend the University of South Carolina for a Masters of Science, Speech-Language Pathology.

My interest for Medical Speech-Language Pathology significantly grew during this time which lead to a fellowship with the VA in Seattle Washington. My love for hiking, mountains, and fall colors brought me back to the East Coast closer to family to continue my practice in Asheville, North Carolina. My specializations consist of: Head and Neck Cancer, Neurodegenerative Disease,
Complex Case Management, and Brain Injury.