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Hello! My name is Laura Sharkey and I am the new speech-language pathologist (SLP) here at Meadowland ES.  As an SLP, I work with children who are experiencing communication difficulties in the following areas:

  • Receptive or expressive language
  • Fluency
  • Voice 
  • Articulation 

Although I am new to Meadowland, I have experience working with children of all ages.  Previously, I have worked in the Fairfax County Infant & Toddlers Program, Washington Hospital Center in Washington, D.C., and LEAP Preschool in College Park, MD.  I received my Master's degree in speech-language pathology from the University of Maryland, College Park, and my Bachelor's degree in both psychology and cognitive science from the University of Rochester.  I'm originally from Buffalo, NY, but I have lived in this area for 4 years now and really enjoy the warmer weather.

I'm looking forward to a great year!  Some of the time I will be pulling children out of the classroom for therapy, and some of the time I will be pushing in to the classroom to make sure that the skills we are working on individually are carrying over to the child's daily activities.  I will provide regular progress updates, however if you have questions about your child's services, please email me at