Lauren Haskins

Speech Pathologist & Practice Director

About Lauren Haskins

Lauren is a passionate and skilled speech pathologist, mentor and business owner. She obtained a Bachelor of Speech Pathology from the University of Newcastle in 2005, and is always eager to learn more. As a Hanen Certified speech pathologist, she has extensive experience in conducting the It Takes Two to Talk, Target Word, More Than Words, Learning Language and Loving It programs, and Teacher Talk series. She has also completed further consortium training in the Lidcombe Program – Treatment Program for Preschool Stuttering.

Lauren has been a judge of the Speech Pathology Book of the Year competition (0-3 years category) since 2014. She has regularly been invited to provide education sessions to various community groups and early childhood centres.

As a mum of two busy and gorgeous children, Lauren appreciates the need for timely, flexible and family friendly services. Lauren established A Growing Understanding Speech Pathology in 2016 and delights in providing a high quality, evidence-based service.

Why do you love Speech Pathology?
What do you love most about A Growing Understanding?
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Why do you love Speech Pathology?

I am really passionate about helping children to be able to communicate and to be the best versions of themselves, as well as working with and supporting families to help their child to grow their communication skills.

What do you love most about A Growing Understanding?

I feel so fortunate to work with such amazing, experienced and caring speech pathologists everyday. I am proud to have established a high quality service that is accessible in our local Newcastle, Lake Macquarie and Port Stephens area.

What is your favourite book?

The Greatness Guide by Robin Sharma

What is your favourite place in the world?

We are so lucky to live in such a beautiful country! I love my hometown of Adelaide, or near my home- Lake Macquarie. Port Douglas if we are going further and Quebec City if we’re talking overseas!

What is your favourite quote?

“I don’t have to chase extraordinary moments to find happiness – it’s right in front of me if I’m paying attention and practicing gratitude.”

What would people be surprised to know about you?

I was the 2005 Newcastle Showgirl and the youngest and first female President of the Newcastle Agricultural, Horticultural and Industrial Association (organisers of the Newcastle Show).

Lauren's areas of interest:

Feeding and dysphagia (swallowing difficulties), Stuttering, Complex communication assessment and management.

To make an appointment with A Growing Understanding, you can instantly book online, use our online chat system, or call (02) 4044 1122.

(02) 4044 1122

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