*Welcome to the 2022-2023 school year!*

Hi! My name is Lauren McKeand and I am the Speech-Language Pathologist in PKP (Pre-Kindergarten Partnership), which is the preschool program here at  Longfellow. Students and families in PKP know me as "Miss Lauren."  I service students ages three to five years old in PKP as well as "non-attending" students of  this age. This is the beginning of my 10th year in the district and in PKP (I have been an SLP for a total of 16 years).  I have a passion for helping preschool age  chldren and their families.  I love helping our students find their voices!

I can be reached by email at [email protected], by my direct phone line at 708-524-3001 ext. 2640, or through the main phone line at Longfellow 708-524-3060.  Email is always the best way to reach me! If you have any questions or concerns about your preschool child's communication skills (speech, language, pragmatics), please feel free to contact me.

Please follow this link for more information about speech and language services in District 97.

View the District 97 Speech and Language Therapy Remote Learning Wesbite

This site is to be used as a resource for families during remote learning (or as a supplement to weekly speech/language practice). All materials found on this website  are intended for use by students who receive services from District 97 Speech-Language Pathologists. If you have any questions, please reach out to me.

Please refer to the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association website for additional information about speech and language skills.

I look forward to meeting you and your child! Here's to a great school year!