Allison Gallaher


San Francisco, California

5.00 / 5 avg

12 Reviews

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About me

Hi! I'm Allison. I became a licensed speech-language pathologist (SLP) in 2016. I trained originally in field linguistics (documenting the speech sounds of languages in remote location) in my undergraduate courses. I intended to spend time with the final remaining speakers of dying languages to capture the beauty of linguistic diversity with the hope of inspiring young indigenous peoples to learn the language of their ancestors. When circumstance necessitated that I remain in the US, I wanted to find a career that allowed me to support individuals who may be impacted by language loss here in the States, which lead me to speech therapy. I enjoy working with those who may have difficulty accessing language and connection secondary to cognitive-linguistic deficits, both developmental and acquired. I am certified in SPEAK OUT and LSVT LOUD for voice therapy for individuals with Parkinson's disease. I am BLS certified. I am Safety Care certified. I also have a seated yoga certification through Rx Relax and the Christopher Reeve foundation. I have completed Lingraphica's AAC certification. I have been an invited speaker at a local community college for SLP's role in AAC for 2 years. I completed a week long seminar on the SLP's role in long COVID. I have given a talk on re: the SLP's role in Mild Cognitive Impairment; I also gave a shorter version of this talk to the community in a local senior center. I co-created and emceed an event in 3 consecutive years called "Life After Stroke" for stroke survivors and their families. I've worked in long-term acute care, skilled nursing facilities, and have graduate training in middle school/high school age students. I would describe my clinical style as functional.

Practice details and specialties

states licensed to practice



languages spoken


Education and training

M.S., Southern Connecticut State University

B.S., University of California, Berkeley


Accent Modification

Acquired Apraxia

Adult Articulation

Adult Dysphagia

Adult Fluency/Stuttering

Adult Social-Pragmatics


Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)

Autism Spectrum Disorder

Childhood Apraxia of Speech

Down syndrome


Executive Functioning



Pediatric Articulation/Phonological Disorder

Pediatric Fluency/Stuttering

Pediatric Receptive-Expressive Language Disorder

Pediatric/Adolescent Social-Pragmatics

Traumatic Brain Injury


Other interests

In my free time, I enjoy reading for my book club, birding, trail/ultramarathon running, biking, cuddling with my nieces and nephews, learning Japanese, listening to Spanish music and trying new Mediterranean recipes from a cooking club.

Patient Reviews

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12 reviews

Allison is amazing. She is completely engaged and interacting. She can keep my 6 year old focused through a Zoom meeting. She has helped him tremendously and we could not be happier we were placed with her!

K.L./Apr 10, 2024

Allison provides me with detailed information about her sessions with my son and they are right on target with what the neuropsychologist recommended. My son hasn't complained once about meeting twice a week, which also is a positive endorsement of Allison. I highly recommend.

W.P./Mar 27, 2024

E.B./Mar 7, 2024

Allison is wonderful! I couldn’t be happier with our progress so far.

R.G./Feb 29, 2024

Allison is very kind, excited for us to work with her

V.B./Feb 23, 2024

A.L./Feb 22, 2024

My therapist told me about my problems with my speech and my goals too.

J.D./Jan 23, 2024

Allison is amazing! She's patient, helpful, and each time we meet I can tell that I'm making progress

J.C./Jan 13, 2024

My provider was very detailed and asked a lot of great questions.

K.L./Jan 13, 2024

D.M./Jan 4, 2024

I was pleased.

A.L./Jan 3, 2024

Allison was AMAZING....very warm, friendly, knowledgable, and professional. I can't wait to begin my sessions with her this week!

J.C./Jan 1, 2024

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