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Meet Hana!

Hanalei Lumley, MS CCC-SLP

Hana (Hanalei) is the owner and lead speech therapist at Hana Speech Therapy. She is a licensed speech-language pathologist (SLP) certified by the American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA) which awarded her their Clinical Certificate of Competence (CCC).  


Hana has been working in the speech therapy field for 8+ years with patients across the lifespan in a diverse array of settings, including public schools, outpatient rehabilitation, private practice, and in-patient acute care. 


Hana specializes in areas of neurodivergence across the lifespan including: 


My Story

Hana earned her Master’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon in 2021.  She worked at Two Trees Physical Therapy and Wellness, a multidisciplinary outpatient rehabilitation and private practice in Ventura and Oxnard following graduation to earn her CCC while working with pediatrics, adults, and geriatrics. While in graduate school, she worked as a student clinician in many settings including Cottage Hospital for 3 months. Hana also studied Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences to earn her Bachelor's degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder (CU Boulder) in 2014.  After earning her Graduate level certificate from CU Boulder that same year, Hana went on to work as a speech-language pathology assistant (SLPA) for 3 years in the public school district in Bend,  Oregon and a private practice in Colorado. ​ Hana is a neurodivergent SLP and is passionate about neurodiversity-affirming, holistic approaches to speech therapy services.  As a member of the neurodiverse community, she strongly believes in strength-based services to empower patients and their families. She has completed continuing education on neurodiversity-affirming practices, trauma-informed practices, AAC, gestalt language processing and natural language acquisition. Hana is 200-hour registered Yoga teacher (RYT) and completed 20 hours of additional training to earn her certification in the LoveYourBrain yoga program for health professionals. This training qualifies her to instruct adaptable yoga and mindfulness practices for individuals and groups of people who have experienced traumatic brain injuries (TBI). ​ In her undergraduate career, Hana studied abroad for a semester in Ecuador with the Student International Training (SIT) program. She lived with host families around the country and completed cultural and language immersion courses. Hana spent the last portion of her program in Cuenca and wrote her thesis on the disability community and educational system while volunteering at a local school for children with disabilities, ADINEA. She speaks conversational Spanish and continues to study the language to improve her fluency so she can provide fully bilingual speech language services in the near future. ​ Hana's name comes from her German and Norwegian heritage but she was also lucky enough to be named after the beautiful Kaua'i town of Hanalei where she spent time growing up. She feels a deep connection to the place and its natural healing waterfalls and mountains which has inspired her pursuit of holistic practices. Hana has deep gratitude and acknowledges the culture and language of the native people of Hawai'i for her name and their land. Hana moved around the midwestern US throughout her childhood and now lives in Santa Barbara, CA with her two cats, Luna and Michi. In her free time, she practices yoga and is an avid outdoor adventurer who loves to surf, snowboard, hike, and mountain bike.




Master of Science,
Pacific University

Field of Study: Communication Sciences & Disorders

Clinical Field Work Sites: Cottage Hospital, Aphasia Network, Smile Oregon, The Community Transitional School, Pacific University Comprehensive Health Clinic


Graduate Certificate,
University of Colorado-Boulder

Certification: Speech-Language Pathology Assistant

Placement: St. Vrain Valley School District - Trail Ridge Middle School, Eerie High School


SIT Study Abroad,
School for International Training (SIT), Ecuador

Program: Development, Politics, and Languages

Independent Study ProjectEl esfuerzo de ADINEA: un análisis de la educación por personas con capacidades diferentes


Bachelor of Arts,
University of Colorado-Boulder

Major: Speech, Language, & Hearing Sciences

Internships: Denver Center for Hearing, Speech and Language - RISE early literacy intervention, CU Boulder's Speech Language and Hearing Clinic

Relevant Volunteer Work: Boulder Community Health, Starkey Hearing Foundation

Professional Development

August 2023

Meaningful Speech Course for SLPs and SLPAs

Topics: Gestalt Language Processing (GLP), Natural Language Acquisition (NLA), Delayed Echolalia, child-led therapy, AAC, motor planning, sensory processing, autism

July 2023

Meaningful Speech AAC for Gestalt Language Processors Course

Topics: AAC for GLP, NLA, Delayed Echolalia, robust AAC, assessment of learning process (ALP), AAC therapy utilizing the Natural Language Acquisition (Blanc, 2012) framework


LearnPlayThrive'sApproach to Autism

Topics: Neurodiversity-affirming feeding practices, pathological demand avoidance, supporting queer and gender non-conforming Autistic kids, Autistic social communication, authentic Autistic friendship and unmasking

October 2022

LearnPlayThrive'sNeurodiversity-Affirming SLP Practice: An Autism CE Summit

Topics: Disability justice, Autistic learning styles, strengths-based goal writing​, delayed echolalia as communication, gestalt-language processing, emergent literacy, building safety and connection, culturally responsive practices, ​augmentative and alternative communication (AAC)​, sensory processing supports, interoception

August 2021

Topics: Brain injury; neurology; neuroplasticity; sensory processing; adaptive yoga, breathing techniques, and meditiation to accomodate variaties of brain injury symptoms; as billable service

2020 & 2018

Oregon Speech-Language & Hearing Association Conference

Presentations attended: Dysphagia in Older Adults: A Multipronged Approach to Care; Black Language Matters: Child African American English, Assessment, Intervention; Participation-based Clinical Practices: Aphasia, Dementia, and Cultural Diversity; Being the Change: Working for Inclusion, Equity, and Justice: Where You Are; COVID-19 and Acute Care: Special Considerations and Professional Pracitce; Bilingual Adults with Acquired Communication Disorders; School Age Stuttering: A Practical Guide to Assessment and Treatment...


Oregon Trauma-Informed Teaching Summit

Topics: Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE), trauma impact on brain and development, resiliency, Maslow's hierarchy of needs, acute stress response, trauma de-escalation techniques, race, gender and intersecting systems of oppression, trauma sensitive behavior response


Bend-La Pine Schools Professional Development Trainings

Topics: Lindamood Phoneme Sequencing® Program (LiPS), The Nancibell® Visualizing and Verbalizing®
e Comprehension and Thinking (V/V), Zones of Regulation: A social emotional learning framework & pathway to regulation, Michelle Garcia Winner's Social Behavior Mapping*

*Noted some trainings were completed prior to neurodiversity education and have been adapted or disregarded to fit in a context of neurodiversity-affirming services only

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(805) 364-0360

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