American Speech-Language- Hearing Association Certificate of Clinical Competence
Licensed Speech-Language Pathologist, State of California #13639
Licensed Speech-Language Pathologist, State of Arizona #7719
Licensed Speech-Language Pathologist, State of South Carolina #6188
Amanda has worked in the field of medical speech-language pathology since 2002. She holds the Certification of Clinical Competence (CCC) by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and is licensed with the state of South Carolina, Arizona, and California. She graduated with her Master’s degree in Communication Disorders from the University of Texas at Dallas. Amanda is an accomplished clinician, educator, and leader. She was Speech Therapy Supervisor in a Level II Hospital Trauma Center and Certified Stroke Center in Southern California for 6 years. Amanda was adjunct faculty at Chapman University in Orange, CA in their post-baccalaureate communication sciences and disorders certification program and taught two courses: Anatomy and Physiology and Neurology and Neurogenics for two years. She served as Director of Therapy Services for Providence Speech and Hearing Center, a non-profit based in Southern CA, for seven years and managed the clinical staff, programs, and operations for seven outpatient locations.
Amanda's clinical experience includes fifteen years of evaluating and treating individuals with speech, language, cognitive, voice and swallowing disorders. She has served individuals with diagnoses of non-traumatic and traumatic brain injury, post-concussive syndrome, stroke, cardiac disease, pulmonary disease, head and neck cancer, brain tumor and spinal cord injury. She is trained and skilled in executing Modified Barium Swallow Studies (MBSS) for adult and pediatric patients with dysphagia. She is also trained in performing Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES). She supervised over 75 speech-language pathologists, graduate student interns, and clinical fellows in her previous roles. Amanda served on many hospital committees involved in development and training for stroke and brain injury programs. She also served on a neonatal feeding and swallowing team for three years as well as a pediatric trauma team for five years. Amanda has completed advanced trainings in treatment of swallowing disorders and is certified in the McNeill Dysphagia Therapy Program.
Amanda relocated to Pawleys Island with her family in 2017 to live closer to her parents and enjoy everything the area has to offer.