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About Me

Hello and welcome!  My name is Amanda Patten, and I am the Speech-Language Pathologist for Coal City Elementary and Coal City Intermediate Schools.  As a school based speech-language pathologist, I am responsible for the identification, assessment, and treatment of speech and language disorders that may impact a child's educational performance and experience.  This includes all areas of speech and language development including speech sound production, receptive language, expressive language, pragmatics, voice, and fluency.  Collaboration with the larger school team is also a critical part of my job.  In addition to providing therapy services, I am a member of the Building Leadership Team and Student Assistance Program at Coal City Elementary School.  
I obtained my Bachelor of Science in Speech and Hearing Sciences from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and my Master of Arts in Communicative Disorders from Northern Illinois University.  This is my 21st year working with the students of Coal City Unit District #1.  There are so many things I love about my job, but the best part of being a speech-language pathologist is learning something new from my students each and every day.  My students have become some of my most valuable teachers, and the lessons they provide me are priceless!