Speech - Language Pathologist (SLP)
Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor’s in Psychology Master’s in Family and Child Studies
Mrs. Lauren Scurry
I’m Lauren Scurry and I am the Speech Language Pathologist here at Shepard.
A little bit about my educational and professional background….I graduated from Texas A&M with a bachelor’s in psychology. I then received a Master’s degree in Family and Child Studies from Texas State University. After grad school, I worked in the mental health field for 6 years before going BACK to school for speech pathology. graduated from Texas Woman’s University with a Master’s in Speech Pathology in 2013. I have worked in a variety of settings (home health, clinic, and schools), but always with pediatrics over the past 11 years. While I love every part of the field of speech pathology, my passions are augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) and stuttering.
A little bit about me personally…I live in the Shepard neighborhood with my husband (who is an adapted PE teacher and Special Olympics coordinator for Irving ISD) and my three daughters. I love getting to serve the kids and families right in my community! I love hiking, yoga, road trips (especially to the mountains), black coffee, and dark chocolate. My family and I attend Citizen’s Church in Plano.
2022 Grant Recipient
In the fall of 2022, I won my grant project!
Camp EPICC Project Summary: Empower, Promote, and Inspire Confident Communication for students who stutter. That is my dream. I would like to implement a camp to provide education, inspiration, and resources to students (and their families) throughout the district. This would consist of a 3 day camp in the summer for students in grades K-12 who stutter, allowing the older students to be mentors and leaders for the younger students, and providing community, education, communication confidence, and self-advocacy skills to all participating students. I also would like to use the data collected through Camp EPICC to further the knowledge of SLPs and teachers who work with students who stutter in PISD.
You may contact me on my classroom phone or email at any time and I will get back to you at my earliest convenience.
Keeping Speech Therapy Fun
Please check out this link for tips for parents and guardians.
Speech and Language Apps for Home Practice
These recommendations can be found in the App Store for Apple products or in the Play Store for Android products. Keep in mind that there may be system requirements for these programs, so they may not all be compatible with every device.
- Power Crunch protein bar
- Spicy nuts/chips
- Dark chocolate
Favorite School Drinks
- (Iced or Hot) mocha with oat or almond milk
- Sparkling water
- Diet coke with lime
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Bonus School Supplies
- Colorful felt-tip pens
- Hot pink
- Mint green
Birthday (Month and Day)
- July 1