Lauren Haskins

Speech Pathologist and Practice Director

About Lauren Haskins

Lauren is the Practice Director of A Growing Understanding Speech Pathology. She established the business in 2016 after working in the public health sector.

Her time with NSW Health and NSW Kids Health opened Lauren’s eyes to the prevalence and diversity of communication difficulties, the opportunity to improve the community’s understanding of the speech pathology profession and provide meaningful employment opportunities for other professionals.

In a short period of time Lauren has grown her practice from a one-woman show to a thriving business with Speech Pathologists, Client Experience Officers, and an executive team working from four centres strategically located in Lake Macquarie, Newcastle, Maitland and Port Stephens.

Lauren is driven to set a high standard of service and ensures the business is financially and ethically sustainable. She endeavours to provide a place where everyone can grow – children, families, her team, and the community and is achieving this through her unique approach to creating a culture of care.

As a Hanen Certified Speech Pathologist, Lauren loves educating parents and other professionals and 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, and even created a podcast called Growing Up with A Growing Understanding to help families understand and access essential services.

As a mum of two busy and gorgeous children, Lauren appreciates the need for timely, flexible and family friendly services and delights in providing support, education and quality care.

Lauren Haskins - Practice Director- A Growing Understanding

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Lauren is dedicated to creating a place for everyone to grow and ensuring that families from the Hunter region can access quality care and speech pathology services.

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