Laura Thorburn


Los Angeles, California

4.97 / 5 avg

12 Reviews

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About me

Hello! I'm Laura. I began my career in 1997 after graduating with my master’s degree from the University of Georgia. I volunteered in high school to assist foreign-born students in learning English. This sparked my interest in communication and assisting people with gaining confidence in expressing themselves. I have completed extensive research in the area of aphasia and authored multiple publications and presentations at the Clinical Aphasiology Conference. I began my career working with hearing-impaired students from pre-K to high school. I moved to Florida and worked in hospitals, skilled nursing, and pediatric clinics. I then moved to California, where I continue to work both remotely and in person at California Rehabilitation Institute. I have developed multiple programs to assist clients and complete training throughout the United States. I constructed a professional communication course to focus on confidence in communication and professional development, as well as a cognitive wellness program to focus on minimizing the impact of aging on cognition. I lean toward a holistic therapeutic approach and am always impressed and fascinated by my clients’ perseverance and desire to improve.

Practice details and specialties

states licensed to practice




languages spoken


Education and training

B.S. - University of Central Florida

M.A. - University of Georgia


Accent Modification

Acquired Apraxia

Adult Articulation

Adult Dysphagia

Adult Fluency/Stuttering

Adult Social-Pragmatics


Autism Spectrum Disorder


Executive Functioning


Pediatric Articulation/Phonological Disorder

Pediatric Receptive-Expressive Language Disorder

Professional/Public Speaking

Traumatic Brain Injury

Other interests

Golfing, aerial arts, drawing, reading, and animal training.

Patient Reviews

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12 reviews

Laura is very knowledgeable and compassionate about what she does.

E.M./Apr 13, 2024

A.H./Apr 8, 2024

J.R./Apr 6, 2024

Laura always is great. The information and training has been helpful.

R.L./Mar 24, 2024

She provided me with tips on how to improve my English speaking. All of Laura’s lessons offer effective and efficient training, which is exactly what I wanted to learn.

A.S./Mar 10, 2024

R.B./Mar 9, 2024

A.H.H./Feb 29, 2024

Very positive experience. My therapist is mindful and communicative. I've learned a lot from my sessions.

J.S./Jan 21, 2024

Laura is great and our sessions have been incredibly helpful.

R.L./Jan 12, 2024

H.R./Oct 22, 2023

We tackled problem by problem until we finally arrived at the desired speech level. She was very knowledgeable and explained what I needed to do in a way I can understand it.

P.M./Sep 20, 2023

Working with Laura was a life changing experience for me . She gave me the tools needed to succeed both personally and professionally and help me build the confidence I needed to achieve my goals.

A.O./Sep 10, 2023

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