Laura Finkel, MS, CCC-SLP

Clinical Coordinator, Assistant Professor, MS-SLP Program


Austin, TX


College of Health Sciences


Clinical Education
Higher Education
Interprofessional Education
School Systems


Master of Science in Communication Disorders, The University of Texas at Dallas
Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders, The University of Texas at Austin

Research Interests

Outcomes of Various Bilingual Education Program Models for Children with Developmental Language Disorders.
Increasing SLPs confidence and interest in Electronic Language Sampling for authentic assessments and progress monitoring.
Language Intervention outcomes for children who are progressed monitored through language sampling methods.
Development and Efficacy of Narrative-Based Language and Literacy Interventions.
Family-Centered Practice, building trust, valuing family perspectives for the school-based SLP.
Augmentative and Assistive Communication Implementation.

Laura Finkel (she/her/hers) is a Clinical Coordinator and Assistant Professor for the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences Master of Speech-Language Pathology program on the Austin, TX campus. Her areas of interest in speech-language pathology include human-centered authentic assessment and treatment practices for bilingual individuals, language sampling analysis in clinical practice, relationship building and connection through augmentative and alternative communication, and socially and academically relevant school-based speech-language pathology. She joined the University in October 2021.