Lauren's talent for creating motivating and unique strategies brings excitement to all of the children in her sessions!  She believes family involvement is crucial in every child's development and treatment. She invites parents into her sessions and believes they are their child's best teacher and motivator. Lauren is an American Speech-Language- Hearing Association (ASHA) Certified Speech-Language Pathologist. She received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Illinois State University in Bloomington-Normal, IL. She also holds a minor in Psychology that helps assist in counseling families during the therapy process. Lauren began her career working full time at an Elementary School in Lemont where she worked with students in the early childhood program along with grades kindergarten through third. She enjoyed running a rainbows group for children experiencing loss, social language groups for children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders and actively participating on the student services team implementing individual education plans. In 2013, Lauren began working with the Pediaprogress team part time and in 2015 left the Illinois public school system to join Pediaprogress full time. Lauren became an Early Intervention certified Speech Language Pathologist in 2016, providing therapy in the homes of children ages 0-3 years old. Lauren is a Beckman Oral Motor trained SLP and she is certified in the Kaufman Speech to Language Protocol to treat children diagnosed with childhood apraxia of speech (CAS). She enjoys working with children experiencing social communication disorders and has taken trainings with Michelle Garcia Winner's Social Thinking.  Lauren has a passion for working with young children and believes in following the child's lead while incorporating speech therapy into the child's likes and interests! Lauren loves traveling to warm tropical places out of the country- she has visited Aruba, Puerto Rico, Mexico, and Dominican Republic.

A bird sitting on a tree is never afraid of the branch breaking, because her trust is not on the branch but in her own wings. Always believe in yourself.

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Fun Fact about Lauren:
​Lauren LOVES decorating and designing. Her specialty is designing baskets and giving them as gifts. She has designed baskets for engagement gifts, baby showers, wedding showers, house warming gifts, and donated numerous baskets for fundraisers. Give her a theme or an event- and she will design a beautiful basket! 

  Lauren Swanberg, M.S. CCC-SLP

  Licensed Speech-Language Pathologist