Amanda Driedric, M.S., CCC-SLP, has been a part of the ACCESS team for more than 10 years and is currently a speech-language pathologist for clients in the Intermediate 1 ACCESS Academy classroom, as well as for outpatient clients. When she first started at ACCESS in May 2011, she worked as an Academic Therapist, specializing in helping clients with dyslexia and other learning disabilities. Amanda transitioned to be full-time speech therapist for the ACCESS Academy campus in 2016. Amanda also has experience working with adults, as she works part-time for St. Vincent Rehabilitation Hospital in Sherwood on the weekends.
Amanda's experiences with many different individuals and skills allows her to treat a diverse caseload and serve a wide range of disabilities. Amanda believes in challenging children when appropriate, but also providing supports needed for them to feel successful. Amanda takes the ACCESS mission of expanding individual potential through innovative instruction to heart. She truly believes that every individual has the potential to learn and experience success and strives to help her clients accomplish this. Amanda's goal for her clients is to set them up to be successful, functional young adults.
Amanda graduated from the University of Central Arkansas, where she holds a Master's Degree in Speech-Language Pathology. Amanda is certified in the Dubard Association Method, Lindamood Bell's Visualizing and Verbalizing, Cogmed Working Memory Training, and the Interactive Metronome. She also has extra training in the Wilson Reading System and compensatory technology.
Amanda's favorite part of working at ACCESS is the clients and families we serve. "My clients make me proud every day, and I love how involved our families are in their child's success." Her coworkers also make ACCESS Amanda's ideal place to work. ACCESS is her second home!
Amanda lives in Maumelle with her husband and four children. In her free time, she enjoys doing Crossfit at Stronger Together Fitness, watching sports (Go Cardinals! and Go Razorbacks!), and spending time with her family.