Laura Roberts


Laura Roberts.

Laura Roberts


Laura Roberts


Education / Training

MS, SUNY Fredonia, Speech-Language Pathology, 2001

BS, SUNY Fredonia, Communication Disorders and Sciences, 2000


New York State Licensed Speech-Language Pathologist, 2002—Present   

Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathologyfrom the American Speech-Language Hearing Association, 2002—Present

 SPEAK OUT!® & LOUD Crowd® Certified, 2021-present

 LSVT-LOUD Certified, 2014--2019             

 Board Certified Specialist in Swallowing & Swallowing Disorders, 2013—2018

 American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Award for Continuing Education (ACE), 2013              

Employment/ Professional Experience

Speech-Language Pathologist, Clinical Assistant Professor/Supervisor, University at Buffalo Speech-Language and Hearing Clinic, Buffalo, NY, 2021-present

Speech-Language Pathology Consultant, Steuben Foods, Elma, NY 2020-present

Speech-Language Pathologist, Elmwood Village Charter School, Buffalo, NY, 2017-2020

Speech-Language Pathologist, Supplemental Health Care, Buffalo, NY 2015-2017

Speech-Language Pathology Consultant, National Parkinson’s Foundation, WNY Chapter, Buffalo, NY 2015-2016

Speech-Language Pathologist, Catholic Health System, Buffalo, NY, 2014-2017

Speech-Language Pathology Presenter, Northern Speech Services, 2013-present

Speech-Language Pathologist, Private Practice Owner, Buffalo Communication Arts, Buffalo, NY 2010-present

Speech-Language Pathology Presenter, Dynamic Therapeutic Resources, Buffalo, NY 2008-2010

Speech-Language Pathologist, Clinical Supervisor & Lecturer, SUNY Buffalo State, Buffalo, NY, 2007-2015

Speech-Language Pathologist, Erie County Medical Center, Buffalo, NY, 2004-2007 & 2008-2012

Speech-Language Pathologist, Diversified Rehabilitation Services, Buffalo, NY, 2002-2004 & 2007-2011               

Speech-Language Pathology Clinical Fellow, The Resource Center, Jamestown, New York, 2001-2002

Training/ Professional Presentations


CDS 595/596: Practicum & Lab: Speech & Language


Powerful PresentationsCorporate Speech Pathology Seminar, Calamar, Inc., North Tonawanda, NY, 2014.

Restorative Rehabilitation Dining Programs: Successful Development and Implementation. Continuing Education Online Course, Northern Speech Services, Gaylord, MI, 2013-present.

Role of SLP and Speech-Language, Cognitive, & Swallowing Referrals. Rehabilitation Nursing Training, Erie County Medical Center, Buffalo, NY, 2005 & 2010-2011.

The Dysphagia Detective. Continuing Education Seminar, Dynamic Therapeutic Resources, Northeast US Cities, 2009-2010. 

SLP 625: SLP Advanced Topics: Esophageal Phase Swallowing Disorders & Radiation Safety. Guest Lecturer, SUNY Buffalo State, 2008-2014.

VisiPitch IV: function, use, and implications. Poster presentation, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine Open House, Erie County Medical Center, Buffalo, NY, 2006.

SLP 607: Dysphagia Across the Life Span. Lecturer, SUNY Buffalo State, 2007-2015

Dysphagia Protocol for Tracheostomized / Ventilator Dependent Patients and Health Care Documentation Review. Staff Training, Diversified Rehabilitation Services, Buffalo, NY, 2007-2008.

Assessment for Cognitive-Communication Disorders and Aphasia. University at Buffalo Physiatry Resident Training, Erie County Medical Center, Buffalo, NY, 2006.

Swallowing Referrals and SLP Role in Dysphagia Assessment & Treatment. University at Buffalo Surgical Resident Training, University at Buffalo School of Medicine, Buffalo, NY, 2004. 

Swallowing & Communication Effects of Parkinson’s Disease. Parkinson’s Association of Western New York, Niagara Falls Memorial Hospital, Niagara Falls, NY, 2004.

Recreational Therapy & SLP: Team Approach in Long Term Care. Western New York Chapter of the New York State Therapeutic Recreation Association, Our Lady of Peace Nursing Care Residence, Lewiston, NY, 2004.


Professional Membership

New York State Speech-Language-Hearing Association (NYSSLHA)

Speech-Language Hearing Association of Western New York (SHAWNY)