Laurie Gaines-Peterson is the Executive Director and co-owner of Diagnostic Learning Services. 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 Women’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 6 years evaluating students in the public-school systems before realizing the tremendous need for Assessments that understand and identify the needs of the student and not what is best for the school.
Thru 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. She enjoys the chances she been afforded to speak publicly to 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 is a devoted wife and mother. She loves to play golf and travel in her free time.