Lauren earned her bachelor’s degree from UW-Eau Claire and her master’s degree in speech-language pathology from the UW-Stevens Point. Lauren began her career at CI in Madison, WI, but she relocated to central Wisconsin where she gained additional experience within a school district before helping open the Wausau location. She has been with CI for over 8 years and enjoys meeting, working, and learning from the wide array of kiddos and families! She is passionate about child-led, family-centered therapy, and putting the “fun” in functional. Lauren has developed a special interest for augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) and working with children with complex care needs. She is trained in the Get Permission approach to feeding, PODD, and PROMPT. Apart from spending her days with the kids at CI, she enjoys spending quality time with her husband and 3 children.