Fluent in Spanish
Amanda first became interested in speech pathology at the age of five when her brother received speech therapy for a language delay. She has always been interested in working with people and absolutely adores playing with children and watching them develop. Her journalism background, coupled with her speech training, has allowed her to solidify her love of words, language and helping others.
Amanda has experience with children with various needs in both private and public school settings conducting individual and group therapy and working through the IEP process. She has participated in various trainings including PROMPT, PECS, DIRFloortime, Michelle Garcia Winner’s Social Thinking, Language Acquisition Through Motor Planning (LAMP), TalkTools oral placement therapy, Beckman Oral Motor, Lindamood-Bell Seeing Stars, several childhood apraxia of speech trainings and a course on executive functioning. Amanda is fluent in Spanish and has facilitated bilingual meetings, evaluations and therapy sessions.
Amanda received her bachelor’s degree in journalism and Spanish from New York University and her master’s degree in speech-language pathology from George Washington University. She is a member of ASHA and is licensed to practice speech pathology in Virginia.
In her spare time, Amanda enjoys exploring Loudoun County with her husband, three daughters and dog, and cheering on a variety of sports teams (Go Yankees!)
“It’s so much fun seeing kids in their natural environment and being able to assist in the improvement of their communication skills. I love playing games with kids, but most importantly I love giving them a voice!”