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SWS Clinic 161


Assistant Teaching Professor
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 significant continuing education across her clinical interest areas and has presented locally and nationally on topics related to AAC intervention within a variety of settings, and across the pediatric lifespan.  Prior to joining UW Speech 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 consultant in the community, supporting individuals and families with AAC needs.  She served as president of the Northwest Augmentative-Alternative Communication Society (NWACS) from 2015-2021 and is active in several AAC awareness and education projects nationally, including AACcessible Foundation, and ASHA Special Interest Group 12.