Erin Loughlin received her M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology from Seton Hall University in 2007. Erin holds a New York State license to practice Speech-Language Pathology, a Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) from the American Speech-language and hearing Association (ASHA) and is a Teacher of Students with Speech and Language Disabilities (TSSLD) through the New York City Department of Education (DOE).
Erin developed her clinical skills while working in schools in New Jersey and Brooklyn. She developed a research based, holistic approach to speech and language intervention while working in the cognitive neurology department at Johns Hopkins University (JHU). At JHU, Erin worked closely with a multidisciplinary team to develop a comprehensive treatment plan aimed at developing verbal speech in previously nonverbal autistic adults. Using the principles of motor learning, Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and language development, the treatment plan succeeded in providing a functional verbal vocabulary for the target audience.
In 2011, Erin P. Loughlin SLP, PLLC was formed in order to provide this treatment technique to a wider audience. In recent years, Erin's focus has shifted towards the unmet needs of the aging autistic population. Through collaboration with autistic individuals, she hopes to utilize her expertise in speech, language and neurology to provide individual based interventions that will support these individuals as they matriculate into their desired communities.