Laura Licuanan, M.S., CCC-SLP

Speech and Language Therapist
Educational Specialist

Laura Licuanan is a Speech-Language Pathologist and Educational Specialist at the Institute for Learning and Development. She leads pragmatic groups throughout the year for students who have social difficulties, particularly students diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome, Nonverbal Learning Disability, and Pervasive Developmental Disorders. Drawing on the methods of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Michelle Garcia Winner’s Social Thinking Curriculum, she has created a pragmatic-language program that engages reluctant students. She also specializes in direct Speech and Language therapy for treating a diverse range of communication difficulties, including children with Autism Spectrum Disorders, neurodevelopmental disorders, speech delays, and reading difficulties. She is dedicated to 21st Century instruction and fuses various types of technology into the context of every therapy session.

Additionally she is a teacher at Watertown High School. She holds a Master’s Degree in Speech-Language Pathology from MGH Institute of Health Professions. She offers the experience of having worked in three Boston Public Schools, with students ranging from elementary to adulthood.


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