My name is Mandy and I am a speech-language pathologist. I’m licensed in my state and hold the CCC-SLP from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA). Currently I work for a large urban school district evaluating preschoolers age 2-5 for eligibility for special education services. I see everything you could imagine in that job, from typically developing children whose parents are a little worried and just need some reassurance, to kids with serious medical issues that leave them unable to walk, talk, or eat solid foods. Most of my treatment experience has been working with children with Autism, but I’ve had the pleasure to work with all kinds of kids, including those with rare syndromes, apraxia of speech, cerebral palsy, language disorders, speech sound disorders, hearing impairments (including Cochlear Implants), stuttering, and the list goes on. Although I’ve been very fortunate in having opportunities to specialize in Autism Spectrum Disorders, anyone working in the public schools has to adapt to anything life may throw at them and I have to be able to think on my feet to serve a wide variety of needs.
At work, I play, I laugh, I cry, and most of all I learn. I hope I can share a little bit of all those things with you.