Amanda Worek (she, her, hers) is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders and the Coordinator of Clinical Operations for the Julie Atwood Speech, Language and Literacy Center.  She is also a doctoral student in Institute’s Doctor of Speech Language Pathology program. 

Amanda is an ASHA-certified Speech Language Pathologist and maintains state licensure to practice clinically in Massachusetts, Pennsylvania and Delaware. She also holds an Educational Specialist I: Speech Language Pathology teaching certificate in Pennsylvania.

Amanda’s areas of special interest are in integrating technology into clinical practice, clinical education, and interprofessional education and practice.  Her experience includes working with individuals across the lifespan in virtual and brick-and-mortar K-12 education, outpatient, home health and client advocacy environments. She has also worked in psychology, psycholinguistics, and communication disorders research at the University of Pittsburgh, Harvard University, and MGH IHP. 

  • BS, Psychology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
  • MS, Speech-Language Pathology, MGH Institute of Health Professions

Amanda has published numerous papers - some titles are highlighted below. You can view a complete listing of Amanda's publications on ResearchGate or in her CV. 

Students tele-all: Self-efficacy and self-reflection as measures of student success in telepractice training. 

Word vs. world knowledge: A developmental shift from bottom-up lexical cues to top-down plausibility.

Outcomes among student clinicians after participation in LEGO ® club: A service-learning pilot program.


See ResearchGate profile


In addition, Amanda regularly presents at conferences and industry events. Please see her CV for a complete list of presentations.

Do-Tele: A Story of Student Self-Efficacy and Self-Reflection as Measures of Student Success in Telepractice Training at the American Occupational Therapy Association INSPIRE National Conference.

Inter-rater reliability of a tool for evaluating anti-oppressive and oppressive themes in decodable texts at the Annual ASHA Conference. 

On your mark get SSET: A cross-disciplinary student self-efficacy tool for telepractice training outcomes at the Annual ASHA Conference. 

The feasibility of using a telepractice model to deliver speech and language services in a graduate student clinic at the Annual ASHA Conference.

Facilitator effectiveness in pediatric speech-language   pathology telepractice: Observations from a graduate pilot program at the Annual American Speech-Language Hearing Association Conference. 

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