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Laura Froeschke

Laura L.O. Froeschke, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Assistant Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders
Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders

B.A., Michigan State University
M.A., Ph.D., Western Michigan State University
Certificate of Clinical Competence, Speech-Language Pathology

Dr. Froeschke joined the Elmhurst College faculty in the fall of 2015. Her clinical practice experience spans over 20 years with specialization in neurogenic communication disorders and voice/swallowing disorders. She teaches graduate courses in fluency, voice, adult neurogenic language disorders, and intercultural service delivery, as well as undergraduate coursework in anatomy and physiology. Prior to joining the faculty at Elmhurst College, Dr. Froeschke served as a visiting faculty member at Northwestern University, teaching graduate courses in fluency, swallowing and counseling, as well as supporting graduate voice lab instruction. Dr. Froeschke completed her Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Health Sciences from Western Michigan University, during which time she served as editorial coordinator and reviewer for Topics in Language Disorders. Dr. Froeschke was awarded the Pre-doctoral Fellowship research grant by the American Heart Association for her research in Latino stroke symptom recognition. She has published research in Stroke and presented at conferences of the American Heart Association and the American Speech Language Hearing Association. Dr. Froeschke’s early research focused on linguistic variables within stroke symptom recognition and response. Currently, her research is focused on exploring cognitive-linguistic variables in clinical manifestations of adductor spasmodic dysphonia. Dr. Froeschke has presented research and workshops for the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, The American Heart Association, and the National Spasmodic Dysphonia Association, as well as locally-held workshops on care of the professional voice and interdisciplinary rehabilitation approaches. In addition to her teaching and research responsibilities, Dr. Froeschke maintains a clinical practice in voice and neurogenic disorders. Her research, clinical, and educational activities continue to place a strong emphasis on interdisciplinary scholarly processes and patient-centered care.

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