Lane Hepp,


Lane attended St. Mary’s College (Notre Dame, IN) for her undergraduate schooling. Don’t expect to see Lane out and about on football Saturdays in the fall, because she’ll probably be inside cheering on the Notre Dame Fighting Irish! After completing her undergraduate degree in psychology, Lane went on to Purdue University to complete her M.S. in speech, language and hearing science. Prior to her graduation from Purdue, Lane completed her medical externship at Children’s Memorial Hospital in Chicago, where she had specialty training in feeding therapy. She also has additional certifications in Masgutova Neurosensorimotor Reflex Integration (MNRI), DIRFloortime, Prompts for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets (PROMPT) and Interactive Metronome (IM). Lane always knew that she wanted to work in a medical field and speech-language pathology fulfills her love of interacting with others. She loves that she wakes up and looks forward to going to work every day. 

Lane was born and raised in Gurnee and now lives in Antioch with her husband and their rescue dog, JD. She enjoys traveling, but when at home you will probably find Lane watching movies, reading, doing crosswords or working on her future novel. Lane also enjoys being outdoors, participating in activities like snowboarding or spending time at the lake.  Lane absolutely loves being an aunt to her niece and nephew and she takes every opportunity that she can to spend time with her family who now reside in Georgia.

My daughter started Early intervention was she was around 19 months. As a mother it was hard to hear that your daughter has a delay in speech. After working with Lane for the past year, my daughter has made leaps and bounds. I am forever grateful to Lane for helping Alexis catch up to her peers. Lane is always there to answer my questions, or explain something further. I really appreciate her effort and her gentle push with Alexis. 5/16/2012
Lane, Thank you for all your help and willingness to work with our hectic schedule. Our daughter always felt cared for and comfortable during her therapy sessions. 5/8/2012
We love both Lane and Julie! Great therapists who put the focus on my child. 4/27/2012
Jamie Fox and the OT in the social prg class on Wed’s at 5pm are fantastic. Lane is also great with her techniques and wanting the parents to know what she is doing and how she is working on the goals. Thanks! 4/27/2012
Lane has been an amazing advocate for our son. She is the primary reason we returned this summer for some additional therapy. 9/18/2012

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Meet my Graduate Student Intern, Maria  Magidow, from Elmhurst College

Welcome Maria from  end of August to December on on Tuesdays and Thursdays

Maria immigrated from Russia to the United States at the age of 12 years old. Being an immigrant, she had a firsthand experience with the struggles of being immersed into a new culture, as well as not having an ability to communicate even my basic wants and needs. Currently, Maria is a successful graduate student at Elmhurst College. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communications of Sciences and Disorders from Elmhurst College and Bachelor of Science in Natural and Health Science, emphasis Exercise Science from Carrol University. Maria is motivated to pursue a career in speech-language pathology because this specialty makes interpersonal communication achievable to those who struggle or are facing difficulties, empowering them with essential skills necessary for daily life. It is not only about physical skills and abilities, but more importantly, it is about providing aspirations and hope for overcoming a disability.