Certified Provider

Amy Brummel



While earning her Bachelor of Science in Speech and Hearing Science and a Master of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology with highest honors from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Dr. Amy Brummel 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 her 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. This award is a formal recognition 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. 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 in a research-practice partnership, researching and developing evidence-based reading and writing interventions. Amy also mentors undergraduate speech-language pathology students, supervises graduate students, and advises clinical doctorate students researching 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.