Lauren Stone

Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy


Contact

+1 630 637 5612

lestone@noctrl.edu

Dr. Lauren Stone, OTD, OTR/L has worked as an occupational therapist since 2013 with populations throughout the lifespan in various settings. Lauren earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from DePaul University, her Master of Science of Occupational Therapy degree from Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and her Doctor of Occupational Therapy degree from Boston University Sargent College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences.

While she has worked with people across the lifespan, Lauren's primary clinical expertise is with pediatric populations. She has worked passionately with  children with neurologic, neuro-developmental, and neuro-oncology diagnoses in community and group settings, inpatient, day rehabilitation and outpatient therapy settings. Lauren has a special interest in advancing clinical knowledge and practice in the field of OT to benefit these populations. She has presented at several state and national conferences and continues to contribute to the profession through scholarship focused on pediatric oncology and neuro-oncology rehabilitation, pain management, and community accessibility.

As a teacher, Lauren has a passion for clinical education to prepare students to be involved, creative, innovative and compassionate clinicians who are competent and confident to utilize their skills in traditional and non-traditional settings providing occupational therapy services.

Selected Scholarship

Stone, L. (October 2019). Occupational therapy's role in early stages of pediatric cancer care: Advancing the profession in an emerging practice area. Short course presentation at the Illinois Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, Tinley Park, IL.

Stone, L. (2018). The eyes have it: a visual-vestibular rehabilitation program for pediatric oncology and neuro-rehabilitation​​​​​​ (Doctoral dissertation). Retrieved from Boston University Theses & Dissertations. https://hdl.handle.net/2144/32725

Stone, L., Doyle, N.W., Gorska, J., & Salentine, S. (April 2019). The Eyes Have It: Visual-Vestibular Rehabilitation in Pediatric Oncology and Neuro-Rehabilitation. Poster presentation at the American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA.

Stone, L., Brady, S., & Kirk, G. (April 2019). Pain Experiences in Pediatric Inpatient Rehabilitation. Poster presentation at the American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA.

Stone, L. & Doyle, N.W. (September 2018). Pediatric Visual-Vestibular Dysfunction in Children with CNS Cancer and Cerebral Palsy. Poster session presented at the Illinois Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, Lisle, IL.

Stone, L. (November 2017). Let’s Play! Increasing Accessibility & Improving Participation at the DuPage Children’s Museum. Poster session presented at the Illinois Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, Springfield, IL.

Stone, L. & Gronski, M. (2012). Executive Function and Participation Patterns of Children Who Are Deaf & Hard of Hearing. Poster session presented at the Illinois Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, Lisle, IL.

Stone, L. (December 2018). Pediatric Visual-Vestibular Rehabilitation for the OT Practitioner. Professional development presentation at Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital, Wheaton, IL.

Cooley, L., Flynn, M., Stone, L., Hayn, K., and Lesch, B. (October, 2016). Vision Assessment & Intervention Strategies. Professional development course presentation at Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital, Wheaton, IL.

Courses Taught

MOCT695 Capstone: Research Project and Grant Writing

MOCT531 Pediatric Assessment and Intervention

MOCT533 Physical Dysfunction Assessment & Intervention