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P.O. Box 1580
Santa Cruz, CA 95061

(831) 425-8840

I am a California Licensed Speech Pathologist providing assessment and treatment for individuals with complex communication needs (CCN) in the Santa Cruz, Salinas and Monterey Bay area. My specialty is Augmentative/Alternative Communication (AAC) for children and adults with severe speech impairments.




"I have dealt with more ASD professionals than you could / would / care to imagine . Both in my professional and personal capacity, I can say without a doubt that Deborah is one of the most thoughtful SLP’s I have had the pleasure of working with! I pride myself on assembling “the A team” of ASD professionals to work with my son."

• Feda Almaliti, Autism Advocates •


"Deborah helped me through the purchase of 2 different communication devices that resulted in my employment, in furthering my education and helping me to open my own business. She is a huge help to people with speech problems."

• Lillian Adkins, AAC User •


"LifeWorks is fortunate to have been working with Deborah as one of our AAC clinicians for more than the past seven years.  Her technical and clinical expertise is only exceeded by her professionalism and thorough consideration for all members of the team.  Most importantly, it is refreshing and a privilege to work with one of the most ethical clinicians in the profession.  Her knowledge of the changing world of AAC has helped our consumers to realize their dreams of communication and independence."

• Mendel A. Uychutin, OTR/L, LifeWorks-ACS, Inc. •