Lotus & Bananas

Dr. Amanda Blackwell - Bilingual SLP and Working in Central America

August 27, 2021 Chris McDonald and Brandi Wentland Season 1 Episode 4
Lotus & Bananas
Dr. Amanda Blackwell - Bilingual SLP and Working in Central America
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Lotus & Bananas
Dr. Amanda Blackwell - Bilingual SLP and Working in Central America
Aug 27, 2021 Season 1 Episode 4
Chris McDonald and Brandi Wentland

In this episode, Dr. Amanda Blackwell SLPD, CCC-SLP shares how a series of missionary trips and work during her PhD, led to becoming a Bilingual Speech Language Pathologist based in Antigua, Guatemala since 2013. Since then, her call to Central America has led her to work with a wide variety of organizations, universities and research products:

-Supervisor at FUNDAL Guatemala https://fundal.org.gt/ and Down Guatemala https://www.downguatemala.org/

-Co-Founder of LUNA Autismo on Instagram @LunaAutismo and FB LUNA Legado Universal del Autismo

-Co-founder an VP of the Guatemalan Association of Speech Therapists (@SomosTLgt)

Adjunct Faculty Member at: 

-Saint Mary's College in Notre Dame, IN (Autism)

-Minot State University in Minot, ND (AAC)

-University of Redlands in Redlands, CA (Language development) 

-Amanda is currently in her last semester of EdD program at Murray State University with a goal to open a University of Allied Health Professions in Guatemala

-Spanish content creator at SLP Toolkit

-Currently participating in research study about international AAC with ISAAC president Juan Bornman and researchers in South Africa, Penn State, and Sri Lanka

-Participated in research with Penn State about AAC education for professionals in Guatemala 

-Doctoral research using static VSD with adults with complex communication needs in Guatemala

For more info on the show sponsors, check out We Speak AAC and PicSeePal.

Show Notes

In this episode, Dr. Amanda Blackwell SLPD, CCC-SLP shares how a series of missionary trips and work during her PhD, led to becoming a Bilingual Speech Language Pathologist based in Antigua, Guatemala since 2013. Since then, her call to Central America has led her to work with a wide variety of organizations, universities and research products:

-Supervisor at FUNDAL Guatemala https://fundal.org.gt/ and Down Guatemala https://www.downguatemala.org/

-Co-Founder of LUNA Autismo on Instagram @LunaAutismo and FB LUNA Legado Universal del Autismo

-Co-founder an VP of the Guatemalan Association of Speech Therapists (@SomosTLgt)

Adjunct Faculty Member at: 

-Saint Mary's College in Notre Dame, IN (Autism)

-Minot State University in Minot, ND (AAC)

-University of Redlands in Redlands, CA (Language development) 

-Amanda is currently in her last semester of EdD program at Murray State University with a goal to open a University of Allied Health Professions in Guatemala

-Spanish content creator at SLP Toolkit

-Currently participating in research study about international AAC with ISAAC president Juan Bornman and researchers in South Africa, Penn State, and Sri Lanka

-Participated in research with Penn State about AAC education for professionals in Guatemala 

-Doctoral research using static VSD with adults with complex communication needs in Guatemala

For more info on the show sponsors, check out We Speak AAC and PicSeePal.