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), a Certified Stress Management Coach, and a CO-ACTIVE® trained Life Coach. 

Speech L.O.F.T. is a family inclusive practice, where clients of all ages are welcome to bring into the sessions their family members and/or caretakers. Renata believes that development and generalization of effective communication skills happens at its best when there is collaboration between the therapists and the family of the child receiving intervention.

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. 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 in the Speech Language and Hearing Sciences Department.

Working as a speech therapist for over 20 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). 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 of communication skills is just part of what I enjoy about my work. I really feel accomplished when I am able to help not only the individuals with special needs, but also their parents, siblings and caregivers improve their quality of life. Communication can happen in many forms, speech being just one of them. My biggest joy comes from helping every person engage in more positive and fulfilling life experiences with their friends and family, regardless of their speech abilities at any given time."                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Renata Tabellion, MS, SLP-CCC                                                                                                                                                                                                               

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