Amy Briggs MA, CCC-SLP
Amy Briggs MA, CCC-SLP
speech-therapist

Languages:

English
Syracuse University
BFA
SUNY Buffalo
MA
  • pediatric speech-language intervention
  • Significant experience with children with autism including background as an ABA therapist/teacher
  • Apraxia of Speech,Auditory Processing Disorders (APD),Augmentative/Alternative Communication (AAC),Autism,Executive Function,Developmental Disorders,Early Intervention,Fluency/Fluency Disorders,Language Disorders,Learning Disabilities,Literacy,Phonological Disorders,Voice Disorders

I was previously a speech and language pathologist with Birmingham Public Schools (BPS), where I have been thrilled to work for the past 3 years treating students in grades Pre-k through 5.  In addition to treating a wide variety of speech-language delays and disorders, I was a clinician on the county wide autism spectrum disorder treatment team, servicing all of Oakland County.  This program provides self-contained autism spectrum disorder classrooms for student with severe presentation of autism spectrum disorder, and is housed at BPS.   Prior to my time at BPS, I was the speech and language pathologist at Kent Lake Elementary School, part of South Lyon Community Schools (SLCS), where I worked for three years.

During my tenure as a school-based speech-language pathologist in Michigan, I have harnessed the creativity, knowledge and talent from my training and experience to implement strategies to help my students make meaningful functional progress in their speech and language, leading to educational success and greater involvement in the school community. I have also worked closely and collaboratively with colleagues to develop and implement multi-modal literacy interventions for learners with a wide variety of speech and language impairments, including severe presentations.  As a school-based practitioner, I have the benefit of having exposure to a variety of interventions, teaching tools, and approaches.  I also have intimate knowledge of what instruction looks like in the classroom, and the tools to aid staff in finding a fit for all students within classroom experiences.   I have also worked closely with parents to ensure a team-based approach to maximize student growth and build capacity among all communication partners.  I foster a culture of growth in my classroom and nurture the skills my students, their teachers, and families need to take ownership of therapeutic success and become independent in their use of therapeutic strategies.

I hold a Master’s degree from The University at Buffalo-State University of New York in Communicative Disorders and Sciences in the area of Speech and Language Pathology. In addition to my clinical and academic coursework, I conducted research on grammar acquisition in children with language impairment and severe hearing impairment/cochlear implant, and was intimately involved in the development and application of cutting-edge research on pediatric speech and language treatment. I hold a current license with the State of Michigan in Speech and Language Pathology, and a Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

I also previously worked as an Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) teacher and case manager at the McCarton School (now called The Keswell School) in New York City, one the country’s leading treatment centers for children with autism. I enjoyed a rich, highly collaborative teaching environment that optimized student growth. I bring this team approach to all my work and relish opportunities to foster student growth through communication and collaboration with coworkers.

I am highly dedicated to my field and passionate about empowering and teaching children to use language for learning, self-expression and self-development in the fullest ways possible. I pride myself on working not only with my own caseload clients, but also with staff members and families to build competence in key communication partners.

We have been extremely pleased with Amy! She is wonderful to work with and my son looks forward to his weekly sessions. She is patient and makes every session fun for [my son]. -TherapyWorks Parent

COVID-19 Protocol

We hope you and your family are continuing to stay safe and healthy! We have outlined our protocols for in-person sessions during COVID-19. As you know, the health and safety of our clients and therapists remain our highest priority. As always, please reach out with any questions or concerns. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding as we work together through these unprecedented times.


Hand Washing:
Upon arrival at your home, your therapist will wash their hands with soap and water and/or use hand sanitizer. We ask that you and your child also wash your hands and/or use hand sanitizer upon your therapist’s arrival.
 
Facemasks:
We are asking our therapists to wear masks upon entering your home and throughout your child’s session. That said, we understand that some children have adverse reactions to seeing adults in masks and will leave it up to you and your therapist to decide your comfort level while still taking safety precautions.
 
We ask that parents and caregivers also follow the guidelines and wear masks when sitting in on sessions. We will not enforce that policy, but we do kindly ask for compliance.
 
As for your child, we realize that masks may not be appropriate for every child so we will not enforce the rule that children over the age of 2 should wear a mask.  However, if your therapist insists that your child wear a mask, then that will be a requirement directly between the two of you. We respect our therapists’ individual comfort levels with safety precautions and ask that you respect them as well.

 

Protocol Acknowledgment and Health Certification:

Before your child’s first in-person session, we are asking clients to submit an acknowledgment of these protocols and a health certification, which you can find here. Thank you again for your cooperation and for helping all of us stay healthy!