Mrs. Simnick

Simnick, Lauren

My name is Lauren Simnick and I am a Licensed Speech and Language Pathologist. I have a Bachelor’s degree in Speech and Hearing Sciences from The University of Iowa and a Master’s Degree in Speech and Language Pathology from The University of Illinois. I also hold my Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. I joined the D56 family in 2015 and I love working with all of the awesome kids at Spaulding!

When I’m not at school I love baking, hiking, traveling and spending time with my husband, our son, Nathan, daughter, Lillian and our dogs, Chloe and Penny.

Phone: 847-662-3701

Email Simnick, Lauren

Degrees and Certifications:

  • Bachelor of Arts in Speech and Hearing Science

  • Master of Arts in Speech and Language Pathology

  • ASHA (American Speech-Language-Hearing Association) Certificate of Clinical Competence in the field of Speech and Language Pathology

  • IDFPR License (IL Department of Financial and Professional Regulation) in the field of Speech and Language Pathology

  • ISBE License (Illinois State Board of Education) - Professional Educator License, School Support Personnel, Speech-Language Pathologist

What is Speech therapy?

There are many kinds of speech and language disorders that can affect children.  The most common areas in which these impairments occur are articulation, language, fluency, and voice. Speech therapy services include identifying and diagnosing children with speech and/or language impairments and providing services to target the specific areas of speech and language needs. 


Keep checking back for updates as I continue to add my favorite speech therapy resources!



*Please use the Seesaw app on the school iPad to access the lessons.  If the student does not have the school iPad at home, Seesaw can be accessed by downloading the Seesaw class app on the device or clicking on the link below to take you to the Seesaw website.
Please contact the student's classroom teacher for the home learning code.