Laura Thorburn


Los Angeles, California

5.00 / 5 avg

6 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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6 reviews

Laura is always very kind, incredibly knowledgeable, and a very empathic listener. She always gives me something to be mindful of that I can take with me from each session. I'm really enjoying working with her.

G.S./Apr 23, 2023

Laura Thorburn has always been very patient, kind and helpful to my father during his speech therapy sessions.

R.G./Apr 23, 2023

This was my first session with my therapist and I really enjoyed it. We spent time practicing some techniques and exercises that I can work on until our next appointment. I loved that I was able to read her evaluation report ahead of our meeting. That was the first time I've ever been able to read notes someone has taken on me and it was more helpful than you could imagine - especially for something like this. I was able to see how my answers to her questions in the evaluation were perceived and her interpretation/evaluation of what I needed help with. Funny enough, as a part of the evaluation I learned that I am able to process information better when I'm reading it versus just hearing it out loud so being able to read my report was helpful as opposed to just hearing it during my session today. I'm glad that there are documents and baselines for where I'm starting so I can track my progress along the way.

J.S./Apr 14, 2023

How patient and kind she is

L.G./Sep 1, 2022

Extremely helpful

A.C./Jun 2, 2022

Helped out a lot with tips and these classes for My son and has helped him improve with his speech.

V.C./May 17, 2021

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