Lauren is the founder and owner of Wee Talk Inc., a pediatric private practice, in Los Angeles, California. Lauren works with early intervention, preschool and school-aged children with a variety of special needs. She has been practicing since 2004.
Lauren graduated from The University of Connecticut with an undergraduate degree in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences. She completed her Masters of Science Degree in Speech-Language Pathology at Boston University.
Lauren’s work experience has included working in early intervention, pre-school and elementary school settings, private practice and home-based settings. She holds a certificate of clinical competence in speech language pathology and has completed all the requirements to be a licensed speech language pathologist in the state of California. Lauren is an active member of the American Speech -Language Hearing Association (ASHA).
Lauren has extensive education and training working with children on the autism spectrum (SCERTS model by Barry Prizant, The Hanen Program More Than Words).
She is also PROMPT Trained and has training in Visualizing and Verbalizing by Lindamood Bell.
Lauren also has experience working with children with feeding and oral motor based disorders and formal training in the S.O.S Feeding Therapy.
Lauren has experience with programming and integrating alternative augmentative communication into daily activities (Dynavox/Mayer Johnson, iPAD and Proloquo2Go, TechTalk, PECS).
Lauren encourages interactive, positive therapy with children that involves parents/family for meaningful experiences that can be carried into the home and community.
Kaitlyn is originally from the Chicago suburbs and earned both a Batchelor's and Master's in Speech Pathology from Indiana University-Bloomington. During her time there, she managed a research lab focused on early vocabulary development and loved working with the birth to three population. She most recently lived in New Haven, Connecticut and worked primarily with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder in both school and medical settings. She also worked with adults with Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI) in an inpatient setting, as well as children who required long term acute care. My interests within the field of speech pathology include: Augmentative Alternative Communication (AAC), Autism Spectrum Disorders, and Executive Functioning.
It was time for a change, so Kaitlyn moved to Los Angeles with her partner and couldn't be happier here! When she's not working, she likes going to the beach, hiking, trying new food, traveling, going to concerts, and exploring all the LA has to offer.
Michelle has been a Speech-Language Pathologist for over 19 years and works part-time with Wee Talk Inc. She graduated with her Masters in Communication Disorders from Fontbonne University in St Louis MO, where she was born and raised. She moved to California after she graduated seeking sunshine and adventure! She immediately began working at Launch Preschool in the Torrance Unified School District, assisting students ages 3 to 5 years old with speech and language deficits. She has been with TUSD since 2000 and has worked in nearly every level from preschool through high school. She has also worked as an SLP privately, through Harbor Regional Center, with students in private schools and with adults in Skilled Nursing Facilities. She is currently employed full time at Calle Mayor Middle School and thoroughly enjoys the middle school population (especially students who struggle with the /r/ sound)! She is proficient at treating students who have dysfluency, articulation difficulties, language delays, auditory processing delays, and has recently begun working with children who have phonological processing delays which result in reading difficulties. She loves what she does and wouldn’t work in any other field! She has three children ages 15, 13 and 10 who are very involved in after school activities. She loves to tent camp, hike, take classes at the gym, hang out with friends, play board games with family and spend as much time by the ocean as possible.
Chris is a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist, and currently provides assessments with Wee Talk Inc. He also works for the Los Angeles Unified School District at a post-secondary transition center where he teaches students with moderate to severe disabilities vocational skills; which help them transition into the workforce. Chris has expert knowledge in diagnosing and implementing treatment programs with specific and measurable goals for pediatrics (population 0-3 years old) with language delays/ disorders. Chris is experienced in running articulation, language, and social groups with students of all ages, as well as direct one-one one language therapy for the pediatric population/ fluency and voice therapy. He also has experience working with a variety of syndromes and disorders, including; Autism, Apraxia, Dysarthria, non-verbal students (AAC), phonological disorders, students with hearing impairments. Chris also likes to travel the globe and work on enhancing his Spanish skills.