Laurie Ross-Brennan graduated from the University of New Mexico with distinction with a Bachelor of Arts in May, 1980. While completing course work in Speech and Language Pathology, she became an interpreter for Deaf and Hard of Hearing persons. She furthered her academic training by obtaining a Master’s of Science degree from the University of New Mexico in December, 1981. She became a Speech & Language Pathologist, certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) in 1981.
Laurie served school districts in New Mexico for three years, providing Speech & Language evaluations and therapy throughout the state. In 1984, she started her Speech Clinic in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and has treated children and adults who exhibit a wide spectrum of disorders. Laurie was trained and certified by Dr. Berard to provide Auditory Integration Training (AIT) in July, 1993. She subsequently completed beginning, advanced, and therapeutic training in the Porch Index of Communicative Ability in Children (PICAC). This is an extensively standardized, test protocol which documents a child’s ability to process information in all modalities.
Laurie Ross-Brennan & Associates strives to provide the highest quality of Speech and Language Evaluations and therapy. It is the premier treatment facility for Auditory Integration Training (AIT) in New Mexico. Over the years her staff has grown to twenty five employees who serve clients at three locations in New Mexico: Albuquerque, Santa Fe and Rio Rancho. Her clinics serve over two hundred fifty ongoing speech and language therapy clients every week in addition to approximately two hundred clients annually who receive AIT. Patients have traveled to Laurie’s clinic from all over the United States from as far away as Alaska and Boston. She has provided AIT in Hawaii, Colorado and many cities in New Mexico. When a community has ten or more clients who need AIT, Laurie relocates to that community for two weeks to provide treatment for the clients in their home town.