Andrea S. White

MEd, MA, CCC-SLP

Williamstown, Massachusetts

Andrea S. White | Williamstown, Massachusetts | Top 100 Speech-Language Pathologists Impacting the Field

Practicing Since

2008

Graduate Program

The College of New Jersey

Therapeutic Focus

Pediatric, in-home; School; Autism Spectrum Disorder

Accolades, Award or Notable Achievements

• Received 2 ACE awards from ASHA
• Regarded as the “go to” SLP in western Massachusetts for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other challenges who have not benefitted from previous experiences with speech-language therapy


Favorite Quote

“There needs to be a lot more emphasis on what a child can do instead of what he cannot do.” - Dr. Temple Grandin

Andrea S. White

MEd, MA, CCC-SLP

Williamstown, Massachusetts


“I believe an accurate diagnosis is a critically important prerequisite for therapy.”



About

I began my professional career by getting a master’s degree in special education and elementary education from Lesley University. I taught in a public school and in a school for children with learning challenges. After taking a few years off when my son was born I got a master’s degree in speech-language pathology from The College of New Jersey and almost immediately began to specialize in treating children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. I have also obtained a certificate in educating and supporting students with Autism Spectrum Disorder from UCLA as well as certification from the Hanen Centre.

I’m always looking for new and better ways to diagnose and treat kids with communication challenges. I believe an accurate diagnosis is a critically important prerequisite for therapy and I take lots of time to delve into each child’s unique situation using standardized tests, clinical observation, and interviews with parents and teachers. I then study the latest scientific literature to see if there are any developments relevant to the child I’m evaluating. While I consider information from all sources, I make up my own mind about what’s going with each child and I don’t accept easy answers. Then I use my extensive experience working with kids to tailor a treatment protocol that works. I never give up on a child and I usually can find a way to help a child make progress, no matter how serious their communication difficulty is and no matter how many previous experiences with speech therapy have been unsuccessful. I really love kids and I love what I do.