Laura is employed in a full time continuing position as a lecturer in speech pathology with a teaching and research focus. Laura currently teaches in the undergraduate and masters programs in speech pathology at Charles Sturt University. She coordinates and teaches in both face-to-face and online subjects over a range of practice areas. Laura has worked in various clinical roles over the years, including private practice working as a senior speech pathologist with a varied caseload across the paediatric, adolescent and adult population, contracting to primary schools, nursing homes and disability agencies, and working as a clinical educator for Charles Sturt University.
Laura is in her final stages of completing her PhD titled: A cross-linguistic investigation of reliability of measurement of stuttering severity. She is also completing her Graduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education.
Subjects delivered (Subject Coordinator and Lecturer):
- SPH211: Language Impairments in Children and Adolescents
- SPH513: Assessment and Analysis of Language and Cognition in Speech Pathology
- SPH511: Introduction to Models of Communication and Swallowing Practice
- SPH523: Intervention for Language and Cognitive Impairments in Speech Pathology
Subjects taught and contributed to:
- HIP100: Introduction to Health and Rehabilitation (Academic Tutor)
- SPH306: Evidence-Based Management of Stuttering (Academic Tutor)
- SPH403: Integrating Speech Pathology Competency in the Workplace (Clinical Educator)
- SPH413: Integrating Speech Pathology Competency for Entry Level Practice
Laura is in her final stages of completing her PhD titled: A cross-linguistic investigation of reliability of measurement of stuttering severity. Laura was awarded an Australian Postgraduate Award scholarship from CSU and a Higher Degree Research Grant from Speech Pathology Australia to complete her PhD studies. Laura is also a peer reviewer of articles submitted to speech pathology journals.
Memberships and Affiliations
- Member Speech Pathology Australia
- Certified Practicing Speech Pathologist
Peer Reviewed Articles
Hoffman, L., Wilson, L., Hewat, S., & Huynh, B. T. (2017). The reliability of Vietnamese speech therapists’ use of a severity rating scale to measure stuttering.Speech, Language, and Hearing, 20, 223-231.
Hoffman, L., Wilson, L., Copley, A., Hewat, S., & Lim, V. (2014). The reliability of a severity rating scale to measure stuttering in an unfamiliar language. International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 16, 317-326.
Hoffman, L., Wilson, L., Copley, A., Hewat, S., & Lim, V. (2013). The reliability of measurement of stuttering in an unfamiliar language. Paper presented at the Speech Pathology Australia National Conference, Gold Coast, June 2013.