Robin Torch M.S. CCC-SLP

Robin Chester Torch is a speech and language pathologist with 30 years experience in clinics and schools. Robin received her Masters degree from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. She began at the Chicago Department of Health as the SLP in a pediatric clinic on the Near North side. She then went to work for a non-public school in Evanston. During the 13 years she spent there she developed and implemented both AAC and AT programs for both the school and adjoining adult workshop. Robin concurrently earned her EI certification and added early intervention with 0-3 year olds to her case load. She is PROMPT certified (PROMPT is an articulation therapy protocol). Robin specializes in autism spectrum disorders, treatment of children with AAC systems, dyspraxia, oral motor dysfunction, and other speech and language disorders.

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I was asked to write a blurb about myself, but all I could come up with were confessions.

Confession #1  I love my family; hanging out with my kids, family dinners, vacation rental homes, and heated arguments.

Confession #2  I’m a dog lover (with a particular affinity for Golden Retrievers).

Confession #3  I have Wanderlust [(n.) a strong desire or impulse to wander or travel the world]. And I want to do it on foot. I go hiking all over the world, and if that means roughing it in a tent, eating beans for B,L, and D, then so be it. My pictures are from hiking the Camino de Santiago and Tour de Mont Blanc. My trips are always with a guide.

Confession #4 would be that I always get lost. The best invention ever is NOT Wonder Bread, its GPS! As of today I’ve been to almost as many places as my luggage.

Confession #5  I’m an exercise…. let’s just leave it as “enthusiast.” I have a lot more confessions, but I’m trying to keep this professional. I have a life motto that I try to live by- Until you’re out of your comfort zone, you never truly feel alive.

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