Laurie Gaines-Peterson M. Ed, MA, LPC

Laurie Peterson is the Founder and Executive Director of Diagnostic Learning Services and eDiagnostic Learning. She is also a cohost of the widely successful podcast, Let’s Talk Learning Disabilities.

Laurie attended the University of Arkansas and received her Bachelor’s degree in Special Education in 1993. After spending 7 years in the classroom, she returned to school and received a Master’s degree from Texas Woman’s University in Special Education with an emphasis on assessment which began her career as an Educational Diagnostician.  Laurie returned to school again in 2009 and obtained a second Master’s degree in Professional Counseling. Laurie spent another 6 years evaluating students in the public school system before realizing the tremendous need for assessments that understand and identify all the needs of the student and not what is best for the school.

Through the years of helping and assessing students from elementary age to college and adulthood, Laurie has become a well-respected and a sought-after voice on helping students and adults. Her peers praise her ability to always see the bigger picture when it comes to identifying learning/processing issues and ADHD.

Laurie has always enjoyed the chances she has been afforded to speak publicly to professional groups and schools to share how they can better understand the needs of their students when it comes to learning disabilities such as Dyslexia and ADHD. Laurie serves on the Executive Board for the North Texas chapter of Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD).

Laurie’s superpower is her diagnosed ADHD. That superpower fuels her love for helping others that always includes being a devoted wife and mother. Additional loves are a beautiful day on the golf course and planning her next travel destination getaway.