TESTIMONIALS FROM PROFESSIONALS

“As a pediatrician practicing for over 15 years in the West Bloomfield and Novi area I have referred dozens of patients to Amanda for speech and language therapy. I have worked professionally with Amanda and am extremely confident in her ability to assist young children with their speech development.  

I am so confident in Amanda’s ability as a speech therapist that I entrusted her with my own child’s therapy when he was in need of speech therapy. The results of her work were great and I witnessed first hand the professionalism and ability she has in working with young children. She not only treats the patient but facilitates the education of parents to assist with speech in their own children.  Over the years I have heard the same praise of Amanda from the dozens of patients I have referred to her. Amanda’s clinical skill is only matched by her great empathy and compassion for her patients.  As a pediatrician and a parent I highly recommend Amanda if your child is in need of speech and language therapy.”

Seth H. Forman, MD, FAAP West Bloomfield Pediatrics, PLLC

wbpediatrics.com

 

“Amanda Tompkins has worked with our program since 2013.  She has not only offered us professional guidance in the area of speech and language development but has also offered amazing services to our families.  Amanda is flexible to work with, professional, and easily builds trust with children which are key to furthering their development.  Working with Amanda has been a great addition to our program and what we provide to our parents.”

 

 

Shannon Hall
Assistant Director Infant/Toddler/Transition
Jewish Community Center of Metropolitan Detroit
Sarah and Irving Pitt Child Development Center
West Bloomfield, MI 48322

 

“Amanda was working with one of our students outside of the center when we met.  We had arranged a meeting with her and the parents to receive more information and maybe to gain some knowledge and tools to help the child while in our classroom.  I was struck by the heartfelt passion she has for her career and the child she was helping.  She goes above and beyond her “job.”   I came out of that meeting knowing that I wanted my teaching staff to be introduced to her, to gain more knowledge about the developmental milestones and red flags for speech and language, to learn about her personal philosophy and experience in this field.  I appreciate that she is conservative in her actions regarding each child and I trust that she truly has the best interest of the child in mind.  We look forward to working with her on future projects in our early learning center.”

Heidi Wilkinson, Hand-in-Hand Early Learning Center, 1669 West Maple Road, Birmingham, MI  48009

For over ten years, I have had the pleasure of working with Amanda Tompkins as part of a school multidisciplinary special education team.  Her enthusiasm, compassion, and professionalism have made her an invaluable member of the team.  As a psychologist, I appreciate Amanda’s approach to understanding the whole child. Well-trained and committed to staying abreast of current research, she is both an excellent diagnostician and an effective therapist.  Amanda is committed to her students and works tirelessly to improve their language functioning. She also places a high priority on collaborative work with parents as an essential part of a treatment plan.  Without hesitation, I would recommend Amanda as an exceptional speech therapist.

 

 

Mary Scher, Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist

 

“Amanda, I would be happy to be listed as a referral source for your new website.  Your expertise and reputation in the community as a Pediatric Speech and Language Pathologist is exceptional.  I highly recommend you for my pediatric patients' speech and language needs. ”

David Seel, D.O., F.O.C.O.O.

Otolaryngology/Facial Plastic Surgery

ENT Specialists, p.c.

Clinical Assistant Professor Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine

“Amanda Tompkins has created a trusting and professional rapport within my school’s community of teachers and families. Amanda is always willing to visit our school to do on-site testing, free of charge, she is open and honest with the parent and does not make them feel that she is looking to add another client to her list without a reason.

Amanda has also worked with my staff to help them understand the stages of appropriate language development. This helps them to determine if a referral is necessary. It is a pleasure to work with Amanda and my parents are so happy with her results.”

 

Lauren Blitz, ECC Director, Temple Beth El, Bloomfield Hills

 

“I’m both a professional social worker and a mother who has had experiences with many speech therapists over the years and I can honestly say that Amanda is great!  She is able to make children feel comfortable and makes therapy fun.  Amanda is knowledgeable, insightful, and truly cares about her clients.  I recommend Amanda wholeheartedly.”

Lainie Paull Welham  LMSW, LCSW

 

“I have had the honor of working alongside Amanda for almost 15 years. As a therapist, she is talented, innovative, dedicated, and compassionate. She has a broad knowledge base and seeks to stay current in research and effective therapy practices. Amanda is one of the few SLPs in the area who has many years of experience working with the Deaf and Hard of Hearing population. She has extensive knowledge in both assessing and providing effective therapy for this unique population. Amanda uses various strategies with DHH students such as Visual Phonics and various auditory training strategies and sign language. She has been an advocate for her students and a parent educator. I can honestly say that I hold her in the highest esteem both personally and professionally. “

Christine Spike, M.A., CCC-SLP