Give your child the tools to succeed.
How we support speech, language, and literacy skills.
Evaluation and treatment of reading skills to increase your child’s oral reading fluency and reading comprehension.
- Orthographic Knowledge
- Phonological Processing
- Story Elements
- Sound-Letter Associations
Evaluation and treatment of social language skills to help your child communicate appropriately in his/her daily interactions with others.
- Body Language
- Topic Maintenance
Evaluation and treatment of expressive language skills to help your child communicate his or her needs, thoughts, or ideas.
- Asking Questions
- Expressing Wants and Needs
- Grammar (Syntax)
- Labeling Objects (Vocabulary)
- Story Retell
Evaluation and treatment of written expression to improve your child’s writing skills.
- Sentence Construction
Evaluation and treatment of receptive language skills to improve your child's ability to understand language.
- Figurative language
- Following directions
- Metacognitive Skills
- Semantics (Word Relationships)
Speech Sound Disorders
Evaluation and treatment of speech sound disorders to increase your child’s intelligibility.
- Articulation (Speech Sound Errors)
- Phonological Processes
About Amy's Academics
Dr. Amy K. Brummel graduated with highest honors from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Speech and Hearing Science and a Master of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology. She taught phonetics as an undergraduate teaching assistant and researched morphology in multicultural settings as a graduate research assistant. Amy’s passion for research and implementing evidence-based practices inspired her to earn her clinical doctorate in speech-language pathology with a focus on language and literacy.
Amy began her professional career at Easter Seals where she earned a specialization in early intervention and then transitioned to helping school-aged children. While working in various schools, she realized that most children were not receiving sufficient support in literacy to become proficient, lifelong readers. Determined to make a difference, Amy started her private practice, Amy’s Academics: Speech, Language, and Literacy, and became credentialed as a Wilson® Dyslexia Practitioner (W.D.P.). She subsequently completed an extensive training and mentorship program to become a SPELL-Links™ Certified Provider.
Amy, who is licensed to practice in Illinois and Kentucky, holds the ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence and has earned an ASHA ACE award, recognizing that she has demonstrated excellence and dedication to lifelong learning by completing more than double the number of continuing education units required to maintain her professional certification. Amy is also a member of the Illinois Speech-Language-Hearing Association and holds her Illinois Professional Educator License from the Illinois State Board of Education. She is an International Dyslexia Association provider. As a recognized literacy expert, Amy has been sought out by parents and attorneys as a content expert in due process hearings. Amy collaborates with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in a research-practice partnership, researching and developing evidence-based reading and writing interventions. Amy also guides undergraduate speech-language pathology students, supervises graduate students, advises clinical doctorate students, and mentors practicing speech-language pathologists who wish to specialize in language and literacy.
Amy is a child-centered practitioner who has dedicated her entire professional career to researching language, literacy, and writing, and sharing her passion and knowledge with clients. Her enthusiasm and expertise have inspired countless children to succeed academically and become lifelong readers.