About Us

Speech L.O.F.T. was founded by Renata Tabellion, M.S., CCC-SLP. Renata is a CA Board-Certified and licensed Speech-Language Pathologist, a member of the American Speech and Language Association (ASHA) and a Certified Stress Management Coach. Speech L.O.F.T. could have been easily named "Renata Tabellion Speech Therapy" as Renata is the only clinician at Speech L.O.F.T. However, that would not reflect Renata's believe that development and generalization of effective speech-language skills happens at its best when there is collaboration between the therapist and the family of the child receiving therapy.

With a passion for communication, Renata has worked in a variety of speech-language intervention settings. These include private and hospital-based clinics, home programs for children with ASD, and several charter and traditional public schools in the San Francisco Bay Area. Currently, in addition to working directly with clients and their families in her private practice, Renata also enjoys educating future speech-language pathologists at San Francisco State University where she holds a part-time faculty position with the Communicative Disorders Undergraduate Program.

Working as a speech therapist for almost 15 years Renata gained extensive experience in a wide variety of speech and language issues. Sound articulation deficits, atypical phonological development, apraxia of speech, voice concerns and speech dysfluencies (stuttering) are just a few of the challenges she enjoys helping her clients overcome.

Renata also provides bilingual therapy (Portuguese-English) and has basic conversational skills in Spanish and French. She lives in the Bay Area with her husband and two young sons, who are being raised trilingual (English-Portuguese-French).



"Identifying my clients' strengths and challenges and facilitating the development - or recovery - of communication skills is just part of what I enjoy about my work. I really feel accomplished when I see that by helping my clients improve their speech and language abilities I am in fact helping them engage in more positive and fulfilling life experiences with their friends and families."

                                              
                                                                                                                          Renata Tabellion, MS, SLP-CCC



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