Loren Escobar, Speech-Language Pathologist
Loren is a bilingual speech-language pathologist with a Bachelor’s degree in special education from Nova Southeastern University and a Master’s degree in speech and language pathology from California State University, San Jose.
Loren’s journey to becoming a speech-language pathologist began when she experienced traumatic brain injury (TBI) firsthand and was inspired by the various therapists who she perceived as the backbone of her recovery process. In the early years of her career, Loren also worked as a therapist in the field of ABA, where she became passionate about childhood development and communication as the foundation of relationships.
Loren has experience working with all ages in both public and private settings. She has worked in acute rehabilitation, where she helped adults recovering from stroke and TBI. She was also integral to implementing a special program in California public schools that provided referrals, funding and training for the use of AAC (augmentative and alternative communication) devices by children with severe developmental delays.
As a speech therapist at ICT, Loren is motivated by the true team-oriented and collaborative approach to encompassing the whole child, where several disciplines work together to problem-solve and help each child thrive towards their own unique potential. A native Spanish speaker and Venezuelan, she deeply understands and values multi-cultural influences and their impact on identifying and treating individuals with speech and language differences and disorders.
Loren is certified by the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association and has received training in the PROMPT technique.