Amber Bettencourt, M.S., CCC-SLP

Amber is a Speech-Language Pathologist who is passionate about working with Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CLD) populations. From addressing the needs of people and organizations through process improvement initiatives in Silicon Valley, to teaching English in South Korea, Amber found her way to the field of communication sciences and disorders. She obtained a M.S. degree from the University of Louisiana at Monroe, where she was a Graduate Assistant to the Program Director. During that time, she was a co-lecturer on African-American English and Bilingualism for an undergraduate course on Multicultural Issues in Clinical Service Delivery, and taught an Introduction to Linguistics course to a cohort of international students pursuing their Master’s degree in Teaching English as a Second Language. Amber, then, traveled to New England where she worked with students of mild to complex needs in the Manchester School District and with neurogenic communication and swallowing disorders at a Dartmouth-Hitchcock affiliated hospital. Amber enjoys the assessment process and educating team members on linguistic differences. She views her role as that of a partner; where she collaborates with the clients, his/her family, and other service providers to work towards mutual goals and facilitate the development of effective communication skills. She highly values a multi-disciplinary approach to care, and keeps current on the latest research in the field. Amber enjoys connecting with her global community of friends and colleagues, a good cup of coffee, yoga, hiking and spending time on the Northern California Coast. She is currently working in Sonoma County schools and is a Coach for Girls on the Run.