Lauren has experience working with children of all ages and various diagnoses in school and clinical settings. Her goal is to put a smile on a child’s face while helping them become independent in meaningful and necessary occupations. She appreciates the importance of collaborating with children’s families, teachers, and other professionals to help them reach their fullest potential.
After witnessing firsthand its impact on her younger brother, Lauren was inspired to become an Occupational Therapist. OT helped her brother flourish while supporting her family as well. She pursued a career in OT to make a difference in a child’s life, just like her brother’s OT did for her family. While in OT school, Lauren spent several months volunteering at a clinic in Israel, helping adults with developmental and intellectual differences participate in meaningful activities and routines.
When she isn’t playing at the playhouse, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, trying new restaurants, reading, and traveling.
Bradley University, majoring in Psychology with a minor in Spanish
Master of Occupational Therapy program at Concordia University, Wisconsin
-Star Institute Sensory Integration Hybrid Level 1 Mentorship Certificate
-Experience utilizing the DIR/Floortime Model to support families
-Continuing education in praxis and sensory integration through Star Institute
-Experience supporting children in school, including supporting children in the classroom and providing teachers with tools and strategies