Lauren Ringel MS, CCC-SLP
Lauren Ringel MS, CCC-SLP
speech-therapist

Languages:

English, Spanish
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Psychology; Communication Disorders
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Master of Science in Speech Language Pathology
  • Theater,Music & Singing,Spending time with family
  • FEES
  • Apraxia of Speech,Auditory Processing Disorders (APD),Augmentative/Alternative Communication (AAC),Aural Rehabilitation,Autism,Bilingualism,Executive Function,Developmental Disorders,Early Intervention,Language Disorders,Oral Myofunctional Disorders,Phonological Disorders,Resonance Disorders,Feeding and Swallowing

I completed my Clinical Fellowship in a VA Hospital down in St. Petersburg, Florida. Upon moving back to Chicago, I dabbled in private practice and early intervention until I stumbled upon my current position at Saint Anthony Hospital. I have been working with this hospital system for nearly 7 years. I am proud to be part of a hospital system committed to serving any and all individuals- even those without insurance. Saint Anthony Hospital is located in a heavily Hispanic neighborhood so I’ve had the opportunity to develop and practice my Spanish skills. The position has allowed me to provide both inpatient and outpatient services similar to my experience in the VA Hospital. I enjoy working with all ages so I appreciate the diversity of my caseload.
I am married and have an 18 month old daughter, Olivia. I enjoy spending time with my family and exploring Chicago neighborhoods and all that the city has to offer. I love music and singing. I frequent the theatre and ballet. I am currently teaching my husband how to play the piano 🙂

COVID-19 Protocol

We hope you and your family are continuing to stay safe and healthy! We have outlined our protocols for in-person sessions during COVID-19. As you know, the health and safety of our clients and therapists remain our highest priority. As always, please reach out with any questions or concerns. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding as we work together through these unprecedented times.


Hand Washing:
Upon arrival at your home, your therapist will wash their hands with soap and water and/or use hand sanitizer. We ask that you and your child also wash your hands and/or use hand sanitizer upon your therapist’s arrival.
 
Facemasks:
We are asking our therapists to wear masks upon entering your home and throughout your child’s session. That said, we understand that some children have adverse reactions to seeing adults in masks and will leave it up to you and your therapist to decide your comfort level while still taking safety precautions.
 
We ask that parents and caregivers also follow the guidelines and wear masks when sitting in on sessions. We will not enforce that policy, but we do kindly ask for compliance.
 
As for your child, we realize that masks may not be appropriate for every child so we will not enforce the rule that children over the age of 2 should wear a mask.  However, if your therapist insists that your child wear a mask, then that will be a requirement directly between the two of you. We respect our therapists’ individual comfort levels with safety precautions and ask that you respect them as well.

 

Protocol Acknowledgment and Health Certification:

Before your child’s first in-person session, we are asking clients to submit an acknowledgment of these protocols and a health certification, which you can find here. Thank you again for your cooperation and for helping all of us stay healthy!