Amanda Binns, PhD, SLP-CCC, Reg. CASLPO
Amanda Binns is a clinician, researcher, and educator in the field of Speech-Language Pathology. She draws from her interprofessional clinical experiences to inform her research and to influence and support best practice in the field of Speech-Language Pathology. In her role at Holland Bloorview, she is currently clinical lead of an innovative virtual student-led environment that is working in partnership with clinicians, families and autistic children in Northern Ontario. (https://ipe.utoronto.ca/SLED-VAST). Her program of research examines social communication programs and their effectiveness and incorporates both practice-based research and implementation science. This research program is the result of over 15 years of experience working as a speech-language pathologist providing supports for neurodiverse children and their families. Her work is designed to co-create knowledge with clinicians, families and patients and aims to: improve Speech and Language services by optimizing them to fit child, family and system needs, and increase system wide adoption of compassionate and evidence-based services. She has presented to and worked with professionals, parents and policy makers, locally, across North America and internationally.