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More of Our Speech Therapists

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Licensure

  • American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA)

  • Wisconsin Department of Health 

  • Minnesota Department of Health 

Specialty Training

  • PROMPT (PROMPTs for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets)

  • SOS (Sequential Oral Sensory Approach to Feeding)

  • SOFFI Method (fragile infant feeding)
    TalkTools Oral Placement Therapy (OPT)

  • Pool Therapy for Speech (Aquatic Therapy University) 

About Erika...

Erika Hall MS, CCC- Speech Language Pathologist 

I am a licensed speech-language pathologist located in Bloomington, MN. I grew up in River Falls, WI and continue to be in love with that area as well. I graduated with my undergraduate and graduate degree from the University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire in Communication Sciences and Disorders.

 

My previous work experiences include one year in a school setting and seven years in pediatric outpatient clinics. Other work experiences include hospital inpatient and outpatient setting for adults. The primary population I have served in my career includes birth through middle school age with a focus on 18 months to four years of age.

 

I have served a very diverse array of abilities and disorders in my practice. My passions include articulation, oral motor difficulties, feeding/swallowing, and early language learners. I have ample experience with children diagnosed with Down syndrome, Autism Spectrum Disorders, dysphagia, stuttering, and chromosomal abnormalities. My goal as a speech-language pathologist is to work with families and children to build a treatment plan that targets goals working toward improving feeding and communication skills. The best part of my job is being able to work with families on how to implement different strategies and skills into daily life, and the second best part of my job is seeing the progress children make!

 

In my free time, you can find me spending time with my husband and two children. We enjoy being outdoors, playing games, and spending time in the River Falls countryside with our extended family.

About Lauren...

Lauren Huschka MS, CF Speech Language Pathologist (she/her)

I am a new graduate and am in my first year of supervised clinical practice as a speech-language pathologist. I grew up in eastern Wisconsin but have lived in Minnesota for nearly 20 years, currently in the east metro of the Twin Cities. I earned my bachelor’s in Mass Communication - Journalism from Winona State University and spent 15 years as a newspaper journalist before returning to school to pursue speech-language pathology. I completed the post-baccalaureate program and earned my master’s in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Wisconsin - River Falls.

 

I have clinical experience with both pediatric and adult populations in private-practice and hospital settings. I have a special interest in early language development, cognitive communication, and feeding/swallowing. I am committed to fostering an open, inclusive therapeutic relationship built on trust, and I enjoy working with my clients and their families as a team.

 

In my free time, I enjoy tending my indoor and outdoor plants, hiking and discovering new ice cream shops with my husband, and snuggling our two sweet pups.

Licensure

  • Minnesota Department of Health

  • Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services