When Andrea White started Berkshire Speech + Language almost ten years ago her goal was to provide the latest evidence-based therapeutic services for children and adolescents who need speech, language, or autism services. At that time there were no speech-language pathology practices in the Berkshires that treated autism. And many new technologies like augmentative communication, web-based therapy programs, biofeedback, and speech therapy tools for parents and therapists like Speech Buddies were either unknown or not used in the Berkshires. Children were misdiagnosed and were receiving either no treatment. Parents were frustrated. Kids weren't getting what they needed to make progress. SPED teachers and specialists in schools were overwhelmed. Andrea has brought fresh new thinking and an optimistic, can do attitude to diagnosing and treating child and adolescent communication disorders using methods based on the latest scientific research and up-to-date technologies.
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Andrea S. White, MEd, MA, CCC-SLP
• Speech-Language Pathologist
• Certified Autism Specialist
• Special Educator
"I'm always looking for new and better ways to diagnose and treat kids with communication challenges. I believe an accurate diagnosis is a critically important prerequisite for therapy and I take lots of time to delve into each child's unique situation using standardized tests, clinical observation, and interviews with parents and teachers. I then study the latest scientific literature to see if there are any developments relevant to the child I'm evaluating. While I consider information from all sources, I make up my own mind about what's going with each child and I don't accept easy answers. Then I use my extensive experience working with kids to tailor a treatment protocol that works. I never give up on a child and I usually can find a way to help a child make progress, no matter how serious their communication difficulty is and no matter how many previous experiences with speech therapy have been unsuccessful. I really love kids and I love what I do."
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA AT LOS ANGELES
Certificate in Educating and Supporting Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (Earned with Distinction)
THE COLLEGE OF NEW JERSEY
M.A., Speech-Language Pathology
Clinical Internships: The University Medical Center at Princeton, NJ, Princeton Regional School District, NJ, + Eden Autism Services, Princeton, NJ
M.Ed., Elementary + Special Education
B.A., Art History
Licenses + Certifications
Licensed Speech-Language Pathologist in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island + Vermont
Licensed Special Educator in Massachusetts + New Jersey
Licensed Elementary School Teacher in Massachusetts + New Jersey
Activities + Affiliations
Vice-Chair, Board of Trustees, Pine Cobble School, Williamstown, MA
Board of Trustees, The Crisis Ministry of Princeton and Trenton, NJ
International Conference Committee, Pulmonary Hypertension Association
Grace Episcopal Church, Great Barrington, MA