Amanda Santarlas, M.B.A., M.S., CCC-SLP, BCS-S

Director of the La Salle University Speech-Language-Hearing Community Clinic
Communication Sciences

Amanda Santarlas has worked as a Speech-Language Pathologist in various healthcare sites in the Northeast region of the U.S. over the last 20 years. She has served in acute hospital, acute rehabilitation hospital, subacute rehabilitation, outpatient, & private practice settings. In addition to clinical care, Amanda has spent the last 4 years authoring continuing education seminars and delivering training to Speech-Language Pathologists. As a lifelong learner, she values education. Her goal is to pass her clinical knowledge on to students and peers so that they may provide quality care and maximize rehabilitation to the individuals they treat.

Areas of Expertise
• Neurogenic Cognitive- Communication disorders
• Medical Speech Pathology
• Swallowing
• Concussion

• M.B.A.- Business Administration, The Pennsylvania State University
• M.S.- Speech- Language Pathology, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
• B.S.- Speech- Language Pathology & Audiology, Minor- Spanish, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania

• Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC-SLP) -American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)
• Pennsylvania State License
• MBSImp
• Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation (NMES)
• Certificate in Quality and Safety & Person and Family Centered Care- Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI)
• Leadership and Organizing for Change Certificate- IHI

• Leadership Development Program (LDP) – ASHA
• Award for Continuing Education (ACE) for Seven triennial intervals- ASHA
• Board Certified Specialist in Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders (Since 2012)- Specialty Board & ASHA recognized


• COSD 100: Introduction to Language and Communication
• COSD 102P: Introduction to Communication Disorders
• COSD 306: Neurological Bases of Communication & Behavior
• COSD 306P: Neurological Bases of Communication & Behavior
• COSD 435: Undergraduate Capstone
• COSD 501: Introduction to Clinical Practicum

Clinical Competencies
• Modified Barium Swallowing Studies (MBSS)
• Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallow (FEES)
• Myofascial Release- Head, Neck, & Chest
• Kinesotaping

Recent Presentations
• Santarlas, A. (2021- Present) Apps: Innovating Adult Treatment. CIAO Seminars. (Live- stream, Webinar)
• Santarlas, A. (2021- Present) Life with Dysphagia: Knocking Down Social and Ethical Barriers. ARC Seminars. (Webinar)

Clinical Instruction & Training
• DINES: Specialty Certificate, NMES Training- CIAO Seminars (2021)
• Using Lingraphica AAC Devices, Apps, and Therapy- Lingraphicare America (2018-2020)