Shira Fischer, M.S., CF-SLP, is a Speech-Language Pathologist who has been living in the Bay Area for the past five years. She received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and earned her master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology from California State University East Bay in 2020. She also has extensive experience in teaching art and languages to both children and adults. During her graduate studies, Shira worked with children and teens with a variety of needs and neurodiversities on improving their speech and communication, social connections and fluency. Her areas of interest include early intervention, executive functioning, and social communication. She is especially interested in the role of emotional and sensory regulation in treatment of children with ASD and the intersection between executive functioning and social communication. Shira believes that following the child’s lead, multidisciplinary collaboration and collaborating with families are key to successful therapy. In her free time Shira enjoys reading, crafting, painting and drawing. She loves to incorporate creative art activities and literary based instruction in her work.