- Clinical Rehabilitative Services Credential (CRS)
- SLP For Over 30 Years in San Diego Schools
Deborah is a Speech-Language Pathologist who has obtained her Clinical Rehabilitative Services Credential (CRS) allowing her to work as an SLP in the public school system in San Diego for over 30 years. She received her Bachelor’s degree and Master’s Degree in Communicative Disorders at the University of the Pacific and has worked in the California public school system since 1980.
Deborah is a compassionate and dedicated SLP with extensive experience working with children from preschool age through high school age with a variety of speech-language impairments including autism, developmental delays, phonological delays, motor speech impairment, dysfluency, voice disorders, and delayed receptive and expressive language development.
Deborah has extensive experience working with children presenting with autism spectrum disorder. She uses a variety of methods to increase participation and attention including the incorporation of music therapy techniques.
Deborah has provided training for first year Speech-Language Pathologists, in addition to providing instruction/programming for paraprofessionals working in the classroom setting. Deborah is a member of the Autism Society of San Diego and regularly volunteers through the local chapter of Autism Speaks.
What others have said about Deborah:
“Deborah has the ability to quickly develop professional working relationships with her colleagues and most importantly wonderful relationships with the children she works with.”
~A Auten, Retired Administer
“I have known Deborah for 9 years and had the privilege for working with her at Turtleback Elementary school for 2 years. Deborah’s full and rich experience as a school based SLP only compliments her personable ability to navigate any student, teacher, or family situation that may arise. She treats with her heart first so every child is always provided with holistic intervention as a whole person and not intervention solely dictated by how they perform on paper with a formal assessment. Deborah’s creative gifts as a poet and a writer also shine through in her clinical reports of students and how she thoughtfully frames her words when speaking with parents and team members. Any child or family that has the pleasure of working with Deborah will be forever and positively impacted.”
~K. Pope, MS, CCC-SLP
“Working under Deborah as Lead Speech Therapist has been an honor. She has shown me how to be patient, kind, loving and compassionate with kiddos we work with. I will never forget how much she has taught me my first year”.
~E. Lang, SLP, CCC-SLP
“Deborah Allbritain is a highly skilled speech pathologist who has an exceptional ability to connect with very young children, especially those with autism spectrum. Having worked closely with Deborah in California public schools for over 10 years, I saw first-hand her dedication to families, patient diligence with all children, and expertise that combines the highest quality of training with a natural intuition that guided her interventions. She also works well with her peers, being accurate, punctual, kind, and considerate of others. It is rare to meet a professional of Deborah’s quality and ability. I highly recommend her for your team”.
~D.G. Hayes, Ed.S., School Psychologist
“Deborah’s work helps kids with their speech as well as their self-confidence and belief in themselves. She is kind and finds multiple ways to tap into students’ strengths.”
~K. Rens, Administrator, Poway Unified School District
“Deborah is an exceptionally talented and caring soul. She inspires others to be creative; look beyond the obvious and capture the moment in words and deeds. Children blossom under her capable hands and nurturing ways.”
“Deborah has attended to the needs of my five-year-olds for years now. She has helped so many children and has inspired me beyond words!”
“Deborah has been an inspiration to both of our children. We have seen their speech and communication skills blossom under her guidance. We are blessed to have her as our children’s’ speech therapist.”
Deborah enjoys the outdoors; hiking, bike riding and walking her greyhound. Deborah loves anything creative. She is a published poet, and her work has appeared in numerous literary journals across the U.S.