Amanda Hadley-Harriss

Speech Language Pathologist CA, TN, NC

Amanda first graduated with a Bachelors of Arts in psychology from Appalachian State University. She became the Director of the Community Alternatives Placement Program (CAP), where she assisted parents and guardians who wanted their loved ones to be deinstitutionalized and live within the community with support. Through this work she discovered and fell in love with speech pathology. Giving someone the power to voice their wants and needs became a driving force for her. She received her Master’s in Communication Disorders from Appalachian State University in 1998 and began practicing speech therapy at a small boarding school in Illinois for children with learning differences. She then opened up a small private practice with a friend/mentor in Illinois and served children with dyslexia. Amanda moved overseas to contract with the U.S.Military to help the children of military members in the early intervention program in 2004. She was stationed in Azores, Portugal and Okinawa, Japan. In Japan is where she helped start and maintain a Hippotherapy Program for children where PT, OT, and ST all worked together with children. Since she has been back in the States she has mostly done work for school systems with some time spent working with adults in a skilled nursing facility during COVID. She now continues her work through teletherapy and working with children in the school systems.

Treatment Approach

Strength based approaches, Allowing the child to lead, Gestalt


Articulation/Phonological Deficits, Language Deficits, Aphasia, Dysarthria, Language Based Reading Deficits, Early Intervention, Apraxia, Pragmatic/Social Language Deficits, School Age, Adults, Geriatrics

Joined GHS

Years in practice

Alma Mater

Appalachian State University, Boone NC



Additional Certifications

The Sensory Capacity of Interoception

Neurodiversity: Navigating Scenarios Using a Neurodiverstiy-Affirming Approach

The STAR Symposium

Intervention With Teens and Adults Who Stutter: Readiness for Change

Innovations for Telepractice Success in a School Setting

Conversations on Treating R Errors

Delivery of Trauma Informed Care: Understanding, Recognizing, and Responding

Intervention Programming for Nonverbal Children

Developing Communication Skills in Young Children