About Laurie Nix
Laurie has always had a passion for helping others, but she especially became interested in a healthcare career when she was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma at 15 years old. She was determined to lead a normal teenage life, staying involved in school activities and sports.
Throughout this time, Laurie gained a deep knowledge of what it's like to be a patient undergoing care. She grew committed to serve in some way to help others with disabilities or illnesses live a more fulfilling life.
In 1998, Laurie graduated magna cum laude from the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond, where she earned her Bachelor of Science degree. She remained at the university, studying for her master's, and in 2000 graduated summa cum laude with her Master of Education in Speech Language Pathology.
In addition to treating children, Laurie has prior experience treating speech and language disabilities in adults, as well as providing the following:
- treatment for stroke-related swallowing disorders (dysphagia)
- cognitive therapy for traumatic brain injury (TBI) survivors
- cognitive therapy for dementia patients
- therapy for head/neck cancer patients
Laurie's career as a pediatric speech language pathologist began when she started working in the Sherman, Texas, public school system. During her stay at SISD, she recognized her love of working with children.
Over the past six years, Laurie has had the distinct pleasure of working in pediatric therapy, and she has thoroughly enjoyed helping children with special needs in communication, social skills, feeding, and swallowing.
She currently lives in Sherman, Texas, with her husband, John, and their three children.
- American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).
- Approved Provider of VitalStim®.
- Trained in myofascial release (MFR).