Hanna Gelfand, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

I am a licensed speech-language pathologist in the state of California and certified by the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA). I work with children, adolescents and adults to facilitate and support their communication and executive function skills. I especially enjoy helping clients to improve their writing skills, which fall at the intersection of my background and expertise in language and executive function.

Communication is the currency with which we earn access to just about everything – knowledge, education, employment, friends, partners, and, perhaps most importantly, the ability to share our own internal world with the external world. One might argue that adept command of communication skills is the most valuable currency one might ever hope to possess. To that end, I consider it a vital undertaking to enrich the lives of others with the gift of capable communication skills.

Communication Skills

  • Expressive language
  • Receptive language
  • Pragmatic/Social language
  • Listening skills
  • Effective communication skills for academic and vocational settings

Executive Function Skills

  • Planning
  • Organization
  • Study Skills
  • Setting goals
  • Time management

Academic Skills

  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Academic vocabulary
  • Consultation for academic supports to facilitate school success