Amanda attended Western Carolina University, where she received a Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders with a Minor in Psychology. Amanda continued her graduate studies at Appalachian State University, where she earned a Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology. While pursuing her education, Amanda gained clinical experience working with children and adults in a variety of settings including: schools, preschools, home health, inpatient hospital, and outpatient clinics. Amanda had the opportunity to assess and treat a range of diagnoses, including articulation and phonological disorders, expressive and receptive language disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and various genetic disorders. She has gained experience targeting various areas of speech and language, including articulation and phonology, use of Augmentative and Alternative Communication, and expressive, receptive, social, and early intervention language.
Amanda enjoys working with children and their families, and is so excited to join Developmental Therapy Associates where she can provide children with the skills and opportunities to help reach their communicative goals. In her leisure time, Amanda enjoys fishing, hiking, stand-up paddle boarding, spending time with friends and family, and her two dogs, Lucy and Maggie.