Laura Sambrookes-McQuade, SLPD, CCC-SLP

Assistant Clinical Faculty/Speech Language Pathologist

Laura J. Sambrookes-McQuade, M.A., CCC-SLP, is a Clinical Doctoral student at Northwestern University with an anticipated graduation of 03/2021. Ms. Sambrookes’ doctoral work focuses on investigating which teaching strategies best support the health profession education student’s ability to deliver critical diagnostic information to families. Her doctoral work’s long-term vision is to inform how Speech Language Pathologists are taught to share diagnostic information with an emphasis on supporting the development of long-term, positive, compassionate, empathetic relationships with caregivers and families. After graduation, her anticipated next steps include ongoing research and curriculum development to support student’s and practicing professional’s ability to deliver challenging information with excellence.

Ms. Sambrookes specializes in speech language and feeding for children aged birth to five. Her interest areas include: pediatric speech language disorders, late talkers, apraxia, early intervention, autism (treatment and diagnosis) and feeding. Her practice approach is hallmarked by the utilization of patient counseling and mindfulness practices strategies to provide speech language therapy through the lens of all factors intrinsic and extrinsic to the child, contributing to their success.

She is currently a Clinical Assistant Professor in the department of Speech Language Pathology at Midwestern University, College of Health Sciences-Downers Grove. She teaches course in clinical practicum and provides supervision to SLP graduate student clinicians at the Speech Language Institute.