Speech Language Pathologist Laura sitting in sensory gym

Laura Strenk, MS, CCC-SLP


Speech-Language Pathologist

Program Development Coordinator

Part of the Emerge Family since 2018


Laura has experience and formal training across several specialities, including:

Reading & Auditory Processing

  • Orton-Gillingham Approach to Reading Comprehensive Instruction (grades K-2)
  • Orton-Gillingham Approach to Reading Morphology Instruction (grades 3-5)
  • Visualizing and Verbalizing for Language Comprehension and Thinking

Apraxia of Speech

  • Kaufman Speech to Language Protocol
  • Dynamic Tactile and Temporal Cueing (DTTC)

Autism & AAC

  • Natural Language Acquisition
  • DIR/Floortime
  • Affect-Based Language Curriculum
  • Being a Neurodiversity Advocate
  • CARE
  • Zones of Regulation
  • Social Thinking
  • Language Acquisition through Motor Planning (LAMP)
  • AAC devices/softwares: Snap+Core, Unity, and Accent

Laura has worked with children with craniofacial disorders, traumatic brain injury, fluency disorders, ASD, CAS, intellectual disabilities, speech-sound disorders, expressive/receptive language delays, and more.

Speech Language Pathologist Laura Strenk as a girl, wearing a purple sweater with toy jewelry

Laura grew up in North Carolina and attended UNC-Chapel Hill for both her undergraduate and graduate education. Laura graduated with a Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology in 2018 and accepted a position with Emerge Pediatric Therapy beginning in June 2018. Laura enjoys working with children because it allows her to be flexible and creative when designing goals and therapy activities. Laura is highly committed to providing children from diverse backgrounds and with a wide range of communication disorders access to the most current and effective evidence-based practices. In her free time, Laura enjoys traveling, baking, reading, and spending time with both her two cats (Ashe and Lexi) and her husband.