Alaa received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Speech and Hearing Sciences from Portland State University in 2014 and her Master of Science Degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Pacific University in 2017. She has experience providing speech therapy in a variety of settings including outpatient private practice, early intervention, elementary school, a cleft and craniofacial program, and an inpatient and outpatient pediatric hospital setting. Alaa provides services focused on addressing articulation disorders, receptive-expressive language disorders or delays, fluency disorders, oral-motor feeding and swallowing disorders, and cognitive delays or impairments. Alaa is passionate about working with individuals who stutter and enjoys teaching tools to facilitate fluency while also building self-acceptance and an understanding that “stuttering is ok.” She values parent collaboration and believes it is important to develop a strong rapport with clients and their families to better understand their values and concerns.
Alaa is a native Oregonian and outside of work she enjoys being outdoors, hiking, kayaking, and spending time with her family and friends.