Amanda Potter, MA, CCC-SLP

Speech Language Pathologist

Amanda was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest and always knew that her profession would be in service to children with special healthcare needs and their families.

During her time at the University of Washington, she began working in home-based programs using the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis and discrete trial training techniques. After graduating with her Masters in Speech and Hearing Sciences from Washington State University, Amanda worked at a private pediatric clinic while completing her clinical fellowship year. She primarily worked with children with autism spectrum disorder, childhood apraxia of speech and receptive and expressive language delays.

Following her clinical fellowship year, Amanda had the opportunity to work for a neurodevelopmental center that was in the planning and implementation phases of a preschool program for young children with delays in their communication, social-emotional, behavioral and sensory-based skills. Amanda saw children in the early intervention program, working in the child's natural environments, and with older children in the clinical setting. She had the opportunity to use aquatic therapy to help address early engagement and social communication and interaction skills. Amanda worked for the Education Service District as an autism education consultant, working directly with students, teachers and other professionals to create educational environments that would best serve students. She has also recently worked full-time for a local early intervention program using a parent coaching model. Amanda is excited to work in the clinic-based setting and collaborate with families and professionals to ensure the best care for her clients.

Education

  • Master of Art (MA), Speech and Hearing Sciences (2005)
    Washington State University
  • Bachelor of Science (BS), Speech and Hearing Sciences (2003)
    University of Washington

Additional/Post Graduate TraininG

  • Prompts for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets, (PROMPT), Level One Trained
  • The Sequential Oral Sensory Approach to Feeding (SOS)
  • Promoting First Relationships (PFR)

Professional Interests

  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Childhood Apraxia of Speech
  • Executive Functions
  • Oral Motor/Feeding Skills
  • Engagement/Play-based Skills

Beyond Work

In her spare time, Amanda enjoys reading and spending time with her family and friends.