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Meet Our Staff

"I love that children learn while having fun at Communication Clubhouse."

Deborah Hoffman, MA CCC-SLP, Owner

Licensed Speech Language Pathologist

Debby wants to live in a world where children laugh and play while learning, where people are kind and accepting of one another, and where neurodiversity is celebrated.


As a Speech and Language Pathologist, she’s been honored to teach workshops and in-service presentations to parents and professionals across the U.S. and in Canada. Her goal is to help children and their families grow and learn together, gaining functional and meaningful skills to navigate their world.  


When she’s not providing speech and language therapy to individuals or groups, you can find her engrossed in paper crafting, laughing with friends or relaxing with a good book under a shady umbrella.


Katie Kobashigawa, MS CCC-SLP

Licensed Speech Language Pathologist

Katie, a Bay Area native, attended University of the Pacific where she obtained her Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology along with a minor in Child Psychology. Katie has worked in a private clinic, public school, and inpatient rehabilitation hospital with both children and adults. Today, Katie works full time with children in an Elementary School to develop functional communication skills. In addition, she enjoys working part time at Communication Clubhouse and continuing to help children learn how to express themselves effectively. Outside of work, Katie enjoys spin classes, eating sushi, traveling, and playing with her three cats. 


Lana Ballou

Office Assistant

Lana enjoys helping children learn in a variety of settings. Miss Lana is an SLP student who has always had a love for working with children. She brings her open mind, infectious smile and positive energy to each interaction. In her spare time, Lana loves to spend time with her friends, listen to music and travel to new and interesting places. 

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