Sonia Aller, PhD, CCC

University of Southern California
Childrens Hospital Los Angeles
4650 Sunset Boulevard
Mailstop #53
Los Angeles, CA 90027-6062
Phone: 323-361-3828
Email: [email protected]
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Last Updated: October 05, 2015


Discipline Coordinators: Speech-Language Pathology
Discipline(s): Speech-Language Pathology
AUCD Council Membership: No Council Membership


Dr. Aller is a developmental psycholinguist, and a licensed, multi-lingual (Armenian, Arabic, English) speech-language pathologist, specializing in pediatric communication disorders, particularly in children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), and related neurodevelopmental conditions.

Current Roles/Projects

  • Director, Communication Disorders, CA-LEND interdisciplinary training program
  • Project Director, Tech for TotsTM: Assistive Technology for Infants and Young Children
  • Clinical Supervisor, Communication Disorders Department, California State University Los Angeles
  • Manager, Assistive Technology Project, F. D. Lanterman Regional Center
  • Member, Board of Directors, Foothill Autism Alliance (FAA), Glendale, CA


  • Ph.D., Cognitive Psychology/Psycholinguistics, Indiana University, Bloomington
  • M.A. Equivalent, Speech-Language Pathology, Indian State University, Terre Haute
  • Certificate of Clinical Competence, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)
  • California State License in Speech-Language Pathology

Areas of Interest

  • Interdisciplinary training, family-centered service coordination, parent-professional collaboration models in developmental disabilities
  • Provider and parent education in early communication development, early identification, and intervention
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders: Subtyping and treatment options for young children
  • Assistive technology and experience-based developmental learning in infancy and early childhood