Laura Everson, MA CCC-SLP
Began at Teachwell:
Why did you choose this field?
I always knew I wanted to find a job that would allow me to help people. I shadowed a speech therapist while I was in high school and I remember thinking, “I want to be right where you are!” I love the diversity of this field and I love that we can make a difference.
What did you think you were going to be when you grew up?
When I was in elementary school I loved drawing and I wanted to be an artist!
I’ve heard wonderful things about Teachwell and the timing felt right for a new opportunity. I am excited to be a part of a supportive and collaborative team!
What are you proudest of?
What lessons has your work life taught you?
I have learned that it's okay to be flexible and adaptable when working with students (even though I like to be very planned and organized!) Some of my favorite sessions have been off the cuff :)
What is your background? Experience, degrees, skills, etc.?
I received my bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of South Dakota. I'm proud of the research study I led during grad school using video self-modeling for students with autism. I still love incorporating it into my sessions as much as I can! I worked for the Sioux Falls School District as an SLP for 8 years serving students from preschool to elementary school. Most of my years have been spent working with students in self-contained classrooms. I have learned how to help my students communicate using various forms of AAC but I continue to learn something new every day!
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