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Doctor Biography

Dr. Susan Gray-Holland received her doctorate from the University of Southern California. She has been the co-Director of the Harbor-UCLA Medical Center’s Department of Communication Disorders, and Director of the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles’ Hearing and Speech Division. During both posts Dr. Gray-Holland held faculty appointments at the UCLA Medical School in Otolaryngology and the USC Keck School of Medicine in Otolaryngology respectively. Dr. Gray-Holland has been a member of the Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Teams at Harbor-UCLA and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, and served as consultant to the Ventura County Cleft Palate Team.

In order to better serve her clients with autism, Dr. Gray-Holland has attended seminars presented by Stanley Greenspan, M.D., one of the world’s leading authorities on Autism Spectrum Disorders, with Pamela Payne in the practice of Links to Language, a curriculum designed to enhance communication for language impaired children, and has been trained in the PROMPT method of motor speech facilitation to benefit individuals with apraxia and other motor speech disorders.

Dr. Gray-Holland is past-President and Fellow of the Society for Ear, Nose and Throat Advances in Children (SENTAC), and a Fellow of the California Speech-Language-Hearing Association from which she also received the Outstanding Service Award in 2002. She is also a member of the American Speech-Language Association, the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association and the Association of Educational Therapists.

Dr. Gray-Holland has presented clinical and educational papers to local, state, national and international organizations such as the Pasadena School District, the California Speech-Language-Hearing Association, the Society for Ear, Nose and Throat Advances in Children, and the Pediatric Neurology Society. She is a Board Recognized Specialist in Fluency Disorders approved by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Dr. Gray-Holland maintains continuous studies relative to new information concerning autism spectrum disorders and other impairments of communication function.

Currently Dr. Gray-Holland has a private practice in Pasadena through which she assesses and treats both children and adults with a wide array of communication disorders. In addition to her specialty credential in stuttering, she is a certified provider for Scientific Learning’s Fast ForWord programs for children and adults with auditory processing and reading disorders and has been trained at the National Jewish Medical and Research Center in the management of patients with Vocal Cord Dysfunction.