About me!

Laura McCarthy

B.S./M.S. Speech Language Pathology and Owner

Laura McCarthy, M.S., CCC-SLP received her Master's degree in Speech-Language Pathology in 2004 from Idaho State University.


Laura especially enjoys sharing her love of speech and language learning in the private practice setting where she can work closely with families, so in 2010 she opened Speech Spot LLC. For the past 17 years she has worked with children from 12 months to 21 years in the infant toddler, preschool, school and private practice settings.


In particulars she enjoys working with children with articulation delays, late talkers and children with Autism (especially with echolalia). She is one of the few therapists trained in Idaho using the Natural Language Approach (NLA) for children with Autism which helps children from Echolalia to Self Generated Language.

Laura offers in office and teletherapy visits.


She and her husband, Kevin have  daughter Gracie (8) and they enjoy spending time with their family, friends, dog Belle and cat Lily. Other hobbies include fishing, hiking and biking.