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What to Look for in a Speech Pathologist

Working with a speech pathologist is an intimate process. This individual will help you or your child to improve your skills in speaking, but it is important that you feel comfortable enough to open up to them. You also need to consider your overall goals for the process, expectations, and specific condition needs. The best providers will work closely with you through most types of treatment options.
A speech pathologist should be a licensed professional. They should have speech-language skills. A higher level of education is desirable. They should be able to then help with diagnosis, creating a treatment plan, and developing workable solutions to fit just about any need. We encourage you to visit us at Summit Speech Therapy to learn more about how our team can support your needs through improving your speech and communication needs. Even if you are not sure you need a speech pathologist, request an evaluation.

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Amanda Hinman-Ahmed

Amanda’s focus in speech therapy is using the best evidence-based practice to increase functional communication across settings to achieve success. She uses a wide range of therapy techniques. She has worked in acute and sub-acute care, neonatal intensive care (for swallowing concerns and feeding by mouth vs tube), rehabilitation facilities and in the school setting. She is passionate about helping patients develop their full communicative potential. Amanda is an active member of the American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA) and the Texas Speech and Hearing Association. She is a 2019 graduate of the distinguished AHSA Leadership Development Program (LDP) Healthcare Cohort, a selective and intensive program awarded to 30 SLPs every two years (out of over 180,000 ASHA members), focusing on the creation of volunteer programs to give back to the local community. She graduated from SUNY at Buffalo with a Master’s in Communication Disorders and Sciences in 2003.

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