Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders, Auburn University
Master of Science in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences, Auburn University
Lauren always knew that she wanted to have an impact on future generations and that she didn’t want to work behind a desk all day. Because she easily connected with children, her school counselor encouraged her to consider speech pathology. She fell in love with the field through her undergraduate classes and knew it was the right fit.
Lauren has a wide range of experience including social skills treatment for all ages of young people and feeding/swallowing therapy, but she is particularly adept at treating kids using myofunctional therapy, which often includes a lot of pediatric patients in the upper grades. She is committed to making speech fun for these older kids who think it isn’t “cool” and often incorporates their interests – sports, movies, Marvel, etc. – into sessions to win them over. She previously worked as a UCLA PEERS School-Based Provider for Georgia, and as a teaching assistant for Auburn University’s EAGLES, a comprehensive transition program for students with intellectual disabilities.
Lauren grew up in nearby Cumming and now lives in Atlanta. She loves Auburn football and chocolate as well as traveling to new places, immersing herself in new cultures, and meeting new people, and has traveled to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Cape Town in South Africa, and all over Europe and the United States.