Phone: (951) 294-6386 ext 3015
Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Science in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Master of Speech-Language Pathology, California Clinical or Rehabilitative Services Credential, California State Speech Pathology License and National License with the American Speech-Language Hearing Association
Ms. Elizabeth Portillo
Hello, and welcome to the La Vorgna Elementary speech and language program! My name is Elizabeth Portillo and I have been a speech-language pathologist for almost 20 years. I received my B.S. in speech pathology and audiology from Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Arizona. Following my undergraduate experience, I spent a year working as a speech aide in a private clinic and throughout Vista Unified School District. The experience and knowledge I obtained during that time were extremely valuable as I was able to learn from a variety of therapists and expand my understanding of childhood speech and language development.
Following my undergraduate experience, I pursued a Masters of Speech Pathology at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. At that time, I was fortunate to work as a graduate student for Dr. Gary Rentchler, who is well known for his research and contribution to stuttering therapy. I was also fortunate to work closely with Dr. Diane Williams, who is well recognized in the speech pathology community for her work with autism and childhood language development. I currently hold a Certificate of Clinical Competence with the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, as well as a Clinical and Rehabilitative Services Credential with the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. Since graduate school, I have worked in the school setting, private clinics, hospitals, contract agencies and home hospital. I love what I do and I adore the children I work with here at LES. Every day I feel blessed I have the opportunity to both teach children and learn from them. I look forward to working closely with both you and your child(ren) to create a successful and warm learning environment! If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact me at (951) 294-6380 ext. 3015 or send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org