Laura Purcell Verdun, M.A.

 


Ms. Verdun evaluates and implements treatment programs to improve client's voice, speech and swallowing problems secondary to a variety of diagnoses. 

Ms. Verdun serves on the Commonwealth of Virginia Department of Health Professions Board of Audiology & Speech Pathology and the CurePSP Medical Professional Committee. She is the medical representative for the National Spasmodic Dysphonia Association Northern Virginia support group and is a member of the Dysphagia Research Society American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, Movement Disorders Society, Speech & Hearing Association of Virginia and the DC Speech & Hearing Association.

Ms. Verdun received her M.A. in Speech Pathology from Saint Louis University. She holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) from the American Speech Language Hearing Association. She is a licensed Speech Pathologist in the Commonwealth of Virginia and the District of Columbia. Ms. Verdun completed her clinical fellowship training and remained as an Assistant Professor with the Johns Hopkins Hospital and the Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery. She completed an 18 month tour as a research speech pathologist with the Laryngeal & Speech Section of the NINDS/NIH studying central and peripheral laryngeal motor and sensory control, and also the impact of nerve stimulation on vocal nerve recovery.  She developed a clinical speech pathology program for Otolaryngology Associates, PC.  Additional clinicial experience includes Inova Fairfax Hospital, and the Warren G. Magnuson Clinical Center/NIH.  Ms. Verdun was an Adjunct Professor with Gallaudet University teaching the graduate course on voice and voice disorders.  She joined Voicetrainer, LLC in 2013.