Lauren Chao

Senior Speech Pathologist

Lauren is an experienced Speech Pathologist who has been with Spectrum Speech Pathology for 10 years. She also works in Early Intervention and brings with her a family-centred approach to therapy.

She loves working with children and their families, particularly the little ones under six, and has a particular interest in children with ASD. Lauren is also passionate about working with children with developmental disabilities and complex communication needs. Lauren’s passion for working with children with autism spectrum disorders has seen her undertake additional training in AAC, PECS, Hanen programs and Social Thinking.

Lauren is experienced in using iPads for therapy, including apps Proloquo2Go, Zones of Regulation and The Social Express. Lauren is highly experienced in the assessment and treatment of speech, language and social communication disorders.

Lauren also undertakes diagnostic work and has extensive experience with writing school funding applications. Lauren has delivered a number of parent training programs such as the Hanen ‘It Takes Two To Talk’ and ‘More Than Words’ programs. Lauren has also run workshops on Key Word Sign. Lauren is a dedicated and highly skilled member of the Spectrum Team.

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