Amanda L, MA, CCC-SLP

Department Head of Speech-Language Pathology, Speech-Language Pathologist

Blue Bird Day Staff and Amanda Langan

Blue Bird Day Employee Since 2017

Education

Masters of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology
Indiana University

Bachelor of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology, Minors in Psychology and Dance
Purdue University

Credentials and Certification 

  • Licensed and Credentialed Speech-Language Pathologist, State of Illinois 
  • Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC), ASHA Certified 
  • License and Credentialed Speech-Language Pathologist, State of Colorado 
  • Professional Educator License (PEL), State of Illinois 
  • Nonviolent Crisis Prevention Intervention Certified 
  • CPR and First Aid Certified 

Clinical Expertise

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • DIR/Floortime
  • Parent Coaching
  • Expressive and Receptive Language Disorders
  • Early Language Acquisition and Development
  • Social-Pragmatic Language Development
  • Fluency 

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My Story

I received speech therapy as a child due to my difficulty with articulation, specifically producing /s/. While I can remember how my difficulty communicating affected me, I remember even more so the impact my speech-language pathologist had on me. She helped me to become a more confident, successful, and intelligible communicator each and every session. I appreciate the important role she had in my childhood. I strive to do the same for other children by empowering my clients, and their families, to achieve their full potential while holding true value in the therapeutic relationship. 

My Blue Bird Day

I love learning and growing each and every day I come to Blue Bird Day. Working daily alongside different disciplines, I am better able to support my clients. I find that this is a place where collaboration isn’t only available for our therapists, but encouraged and sought out! It allows each therapist to provide the best possible treatment for our families. The greatest part about my job is watching our clients improve, along with coachingeducating, and supporting their families, I enjoy reflecting back on all the progress we have been able to achieve, as a team. 

My Advocacy

Autism Speaks

My Blue Bird Day Goals

  1. To continue my evidence-based practice learning, by attending, participating, and ultimately contributing to continuing education courses and seminars. 

Testimonials

Facebook: “Special thank you and shout out to all our team at Blue Bird! We are so grateful for all you do!” 

From my peer:Amanda is such a thoughtful therapist and a wonderful leader for our speech team. She always makes herself available to answer my questions and offers a fresh perspective, which helps to make me a better clinician.” 

“You’re [my] first department lead/supervisor that has actually given me constructive feedback to help me grow to be a better clinician… I truly appreciate you and just want to say thank you!” 

From my supervisor: “[The Speech Team] is very lucky to have you advocating and problem solving with them! You have done an amazing job taking over the speech department!”