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Lauren B. Nehilla is a certified and licensed Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP). She is a Clinical Instructor with supervisory and teaching responsibilities in both modalities (residential and Speech@Emerson) of our program.  Her areas of special interest include clinical education, pediatric speech sound disorders and language impairment, autism spectrum disorders, fluency disorders, and shared decision making and family involvement in the treatment process.

Lauren is an experienced practitioner and educator. She worked in Early Intervention settings in Massachusetts and New York, then as a school-based SLP in Seattle, WA, often serving as a community supervisor for undergraduate and graduate students. Prior to returning to to Emerson College (as a proud alumna!), she was a Lecturer and Clinical Instructor in the Department of Speech & Hearing Sciences at the University of Washington, where she was involved in projects ranging from support for college students on the autism spectrum to parent training to support early communication in a residential parenting program at the Women's Correctional Center of Washington.



B.A., University of Rochester
M.S., Emerson College

Areas of Expertise

  • Communication Disorders
  • Health Communications