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Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities
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Speech-Language Pathology

John Thorne  

John Thorne, PhD, CCC-SLP
Discipline Leader

Responsibilities: Dr. Thorne is the Discipline Leader for Speech-Language Pathology. He is a Lecturer and researcher in the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences. He supervises first and second year graduate students in the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences at CHDD. This practicum involves implementing Speech-Language evaluations and participating in interdisciplinary meetings and parent conferences for the Clinical Training Unit at the Center on Human Development and Disability. John is an active clinician and researcher with UW Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Diagnostic & Prevention Network (FAS DPN)." For more information go to https://sphsc.washington.edu/content/john-c-thorne

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Laura Snow, PhD, CCC-SLP

Responsibilities: Dr. Snow is a speech/language pathologist (SLP) in the Child Developmental Clinic (CDC) at CHDD, and a clinical supervisor and lecturer in the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences (SPHSC). She supervises Medical SLP graduate students from SPHSC during their clinical rotations at CHDD, where they conduct pediatric evaluations of speech, language, and social communication skills, write comprehensive clinical reports, and participate in the interdisciplinary team process. Dr. Snow’s clinical interests include autism spectrum disorders, literacy development and disorders, and the unique issues involved in evaluating and treating language disorders in children from multilingual/multicultural families. Prior to becoming an SLP, Dr. Snow studied 9 foreign languages, worked as an ESL teacher overseas and in Seattle, and obtained a graduate degree in theoretical linguistics. In her 17 years as an SLP, she has worked in the public schools of WA state and the Alaskan bush, as well as in private practice. She was a UW LEND fellow at CHDD from 2001-2003, and taught a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses in SPHSC during her graduate education. She has been a faculty member of CHDD and SPHSC since 2007.


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