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Chiara Scarpelli


Speech-language pathologist
Language enthusiast, avid traveler and nature photographer

About me

Pronouns: She | Her | Hers

Chiara Scarpelli is a speech-language pathologist who specializes in evaluating and caring for children who are deaf or hard of hearing. She supports children in language acquisition and development, and partners with families and community-based providers to enrich her patients' listening and communication skills. She embraces a multidisciplinary approach to care and relationship-centered communication strategies. Her professional interests include bilingualism and cochlear implants. After earning a bachelor's degree in speech and hearing sciences at the George Washington University, Scarpelli earned a master's degree in communication sciences and disorders at Columbia University. She completed her training with a fellowship in the New York City public school system.

Before joining UCSF in 2019, Scarpelli worked at La Trobe University in Melbourne, Australia. She was a researcher in the aphasia lab and cared for adults and children who stutter in the fluency clinic.

Scarpelli is a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and serves in its special interest group on childhood hearing disorders. She has published articles in academic journals on topics such as bilingualism and hearing loss.

  • Education

    Columbia University, MS, Communication Sciences and Disorders, 2016

Where I see patients (3)

    Smell the roses

    Wander outside into our Butterfly Garden in Oakland and our healing gardens at Mission Bay.

    Please check with your health insurance plan regarding coverage for this type of care. Not all providers at UCSF are covered by every insurance plan.