About Me

Laura Johnson, CCC-SLP, BCS-F

I’m Here to Help.

I am a certified member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and a licensed speech-language pathologist in the states of Washington, Wisconsin, South Dakota, California, Nevada and Colorado. I will be happy to get licensed in your state upon request.

Spotlight on Stuttering is primarily an online teletherapy practice.


  • Facilitator leading speech groups at Camp Shout Out, a camp for children who stutter ages 8-18,  from 2013 to the present. 

  • Serving on the board for the American Board of Fluency and Fluency Disorders as Treasurer, January 2021 to the present.

  • Speech Language Pathologist, Madison Metropolitan School District – 2001-2020
  • Adjunct Lecturer for Fluency Disorders, University of Wisconsin/Whitewater –
    Fall Terms 2015-16
  • Adjunct Lecturer for Phonology/Fluency Disorders, University of Wisconsin/Madison, Fall Term 2017 and Fall Term 2018
  • Presenter for the Madison School District on Fluency Topics

I have training and experience with the following therapies:

  • Lidcombe
  • Palin Parent Interaction Therapy
  • Camperdown
  • Avoidance Reduction Therapy (ARTS)
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
  • Mindfulness

Licenses and affiliations

  • Certificate of Clinical Competence – American Speech Language Hearing Association
  • Board Certification in Fluency Disorders by the American Board of Fluency and Fluency Disorders
  • WA State Department of Health
  • WI Department of Safety and Professional Services
  • WI Department of Public Instruction
  • CA Department if Consumer Affairs
  • SD Department of Health
  • CO Department of Regulatory Affairs
  • State of Nevada Speech-Language Pathology, Audiology & Hearing Aid Dispensing Board


  • Webinar on Assessment of Fluency Disorders for the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.​ (Online, September 2021)
  • Wisconsin Speech Language Hearing Association State Convention (WISHA). (Appleton, 2015 and Green Bay, Feb 2019.)
  • Ohio Speech Language Hearing Association State Convention
    (Columbus, OH, March 11th, 2016).
  • ASHA national conference in (Orlando FL Nov 2014) teaching a short course for how to become an expert in fluency.


Clinical Decision Making in Fluency Disorders Fluency Disorders – Book Review, Journal of Fluency Disorders. Volume 56.

How can we overcome the challenges of providing school-based fluency services?  Seminars in Speech and Language, Volume 39, Issue 3. (Co-authored with K.Chmela)

Wisconsin eligibility criteria for a fluency disorder; criteria and guidelines, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, fall 2021.

Getting Started

Appointment Hours

All therapy is currently through virtual teletherapy (in-person available to residents in or nearby the Olympic Peninsula) Hours are flexible to your needs.

Tues - Saturday: 10am - 6pm