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About Me

Tanya moved from Boston to San Diego in the summer of 2018. In Boston, Tanya worked in schools, providing direct therapy as well as consultative services.  She earned her Master's degree from Emerson College in Boston, in Communication Disorders in 2004 and a second master's degree in Assistive Technology from Simmons College in Boston, in 2012. Tanya has a special interest in Rett Syndrome, and she is he speech-language pathologist for Katie's Clinic for Rett syndrome in Oakland, CA. Tanya has a webinar about the important of robust language and AAC on the Rett University website.  Tanya has also provided speech and language services for children who have varying rare diagnoses and complex communication needs, using low and/or high tech augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) including, but not limited to:​

  • FoxG1

  • Cornelia De Lange Syndrome

  • Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome

  • PURA Syndrome

  • Wolf-Hirschorn

  • Congenital CMV

  • Cerebral Palsy


Tanya has extensive experience with a variety of AAC devices and alternative access, including eye gaze and switch use.  She also has experience using various assistive technology to adapt curriculum. Tanya is a member of ASHA and special interest group 12 (AAC.)

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