Clinic 161


Academic Expertise: 
Augmentative & Alternative Communication
Autism Spectrum Disorder
Early Intervention

Tanna is a licensed and ASHA certified speech-language pathologist with extensive clinical experience supporting children with complex communication challenges.   Her areas of clinical interest and expertise include augmentative and alternative communication (AAC), Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), and supporting children and families within early intervention settings.  Tanna received her Masters of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.  She has obtained significnat continuing education across her clinical intrest areas and has presented locally and natioanlly on topics related to AAC intervention within a variety of settings, and across the pediatric lifespan.  Prior to joining UW Sspeech and Hearing Faculty in Fall, 2018, Tanna was a member of the clinical and training teams of the UW Autism Center, as well as a private practitioner and consultatnt in the community, supporting individuals and families with AAC needs.  She has served as president of the Northwest Augmentative-Aternative Communication Society (NWACS) since 2015 and is active in several AAC awareness and educaiton projects across Washington.