Oklahoma State University

2017 Conference Speaker



D. Renee Attaway, M.S., CCC-SLP 

Speech-Language Pathologist

Member of the Social Thinking® Training and Speaking Collaborative 


Renee Attaway is the founder and director of Social Learning located at The Parish School.  Social Learning offers social cognitive services for preschool to high school children in Houston, Texas.  For over 8 years, her program has provided group and individual therapeutic services in both social learning groups and individual therapy, an overnight social learning summer camp called Camp Social Superheroes, and a parent group.


As a member of the Social Thinking® Training and Speakers’ Collaborative, Renee has presented workshops for organizations across the United States and Canada since 2012.  Renee has been described as an enthusiastic speaker who enjoys sharing her own clinical experiences with audiences.  Before joining the Collaborative, Renee had over 7 years of speaking experience in her community.  In addition to Social Thinking®, Renee speaks about social cognitive and language development, preschool play skills, group language therapy, and creating effective social groups. 


Renee is a Speech Language Pathologist and has offered Social Thinking® groups since discovering Michelle’s work in 2003. Renee’s career has included working in private schools, the university setting, and private practice.  She has focused on the school setting for over 15 years through work with the public schools as a supervisor, consulting with private schools and her position at The Parish School, a private school for children with language and learning differences.  Renee’s passion for language and cognition came from her many roles there, including working as a lead preschool teacher, private therapist, and administrator for Speech Pathology services.   Program development is another of Renee’s strengths and she has been instrumental in creating or supporting language programs and summer camps at The University of Houston, The Parish School, and Camp Social Superheroes.  She also served as a program chair the Texas Speech and Hearing Association.  


Financial Disclosure

Financial: Speaker for Think Social Publishing, Inc. and receives speaking fees. 

Non-­financial: No relevant non-­financial relationships exist.