Amanda Zito Griffin
Amanda received her Master’s degree in Hearing and Speech Sciences from Vanderbilt University in 2003. She graduated magna cum laude from Louisiana State University in 2000, with a bachelor’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders.
Amanda began working in the public school system in August 2003 – working first in Atlanta Public Schools and later, Fulton County Schools. During her 9 years in the school system, Amanda worked with children with a variety of communication disorders and diagnoses, including Autism, Deaf/Hard of Hearing, Apraxia of Speech, Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, Articulation Delays, Language Delays, and ADD/HD. She has served as a Clinical Fellowship Year supervisor to new SLPs, as well as the Lead CPTS Therapist for North Fulton County Schools. From 2009-2012, Amanda partnered with an occupational therapist to form the Fulton County Feeding/Swallowing Team, addressing the oral-motor, sensory, behavior, and positioning needs of children with feeding and swallowing disorders in the school system. The team evaluated children with feeding/swallowing delays and disorders, collaborated with teachers and therapists, and trained staff and parents on techniques and strategies to work with the child.
In addition to her work in the school system, Amanda began working in private practice in 2004. She served children in a variety of settings – their homes, daycares, and schools – before opening her own clinic in 2012. Amanda’s areas of expertise include Childhood Apraxia of Speech, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Feeding Disorders, and Social/Pragmatic Language Disorders.
Amanda’s other experience includes:
Radiance Pediatric Therapy Services, located in the Marcus Autism Center: provided speech-language therapy, and co-treatment, as part of a multi-disciplinary therapy team
GA PINES: provided early intervention services to children, ages birth to 5 years, who have been newly-diagnosed with hearing loss.
Clerc Center - Early Childhood Education Program - at Gallaudet University: provided individual speech-language therapy to Deaf/Hard of Hearing children, ages 2 to 5 years. Also provided group therapy and parent training to children, ages birth to 2, and their families.
Work providing ABA therapy, under the supervision of a Board-Certified-Behavior Analyst, during undergraduate and graduate school
Amanda has training in a number of areas, including:
Introduction to PROMPT
PROMPT: Bridging Technique to Intervention
Kaufman Speech to Language Protocol
Beckman Oral-Motor Protocol
Relationship Developmental Intervention (RDI)
SOS Approach to Feeding
Social Thinking Curriculum
Applied Behavior Analysis
The Affect-Based-Language Curriculum/Floortime
American Sign Language
Auditory-Oral and Auditory-Verbal Therapies
Amanda is certified by the American Speech Language Hearing Association and is licensed by the Georgia State Board of Examiners in Speech and Language Pathology and Audiology.
Amanda lives in Dunwoody with her husband and two children. She keeps busy running after her preschooler and soon-to-be-1st grader, doing yoga, reading, and spending time with friends.