Anna Vagin, PhD, CCC-SLP
Anna Vagin, Ph.D., is a licensed speech/language pathologist with over 30 years of experience. Currently in private practice in Marin County, California, she provides individual sessions and social learning groups to families and children 8 years through young adulthood. Her particular interests are using media and gaming, including Therapeutically Applied Role-Playing Games, to support students with social cognition and language differences, and the role of mental processes in communication, relationships, and life satisfaction.
Anna received her doctorate from UC Berkeley and SFSU, writing her dissertation on the subject of mother-child interaction in children with cleft lip and palate. Her particular areas of study were attachment theory (with Mary Main, Ph.D., USB), early child language (with Anne Fernald, Ph.D., Stanford University), and cranio-facial difference. She provides consultation to parent groups and schools and is a frequent speaker in the US and Canada on topics related to social cognition. She is the author of Movie Time Social Learning (2013) and YouCue Feelings: Using Online Videos for Social Learning (2015), and developer of the Conversation Paths Pack Expanded Version (2021), and additional materials to support emotional learning and social engagement.
Disclosures: Financial: Anna Vagin will receive a speaker’s honorarium from TheraMoves Services for the presentation and she receives royalties from KDP/Amazon for products mentioned Non-Financial: She has no non-financial relationships to disclose.
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