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Speech-Language Pathologist Becomes Autism Specialist

04:46PM / Wednesday, January 15, 2014
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Andrea S. White

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Andrea S. White, owner of Berkshire Speech & Language, a speech-language pathology private practice based in Williamstown, has recently been credentialed as a certified autism specialist by the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards.

The specialist credential recognizes professionals in the field of autism who have demonstrated superior knowledge, experience and performance in their profession. The International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards is the largest and most recognized accrediting organization that focuses on special needs and human services. Certified autism specialists are recognized in all 50 states and in more than 40 different countries.

White, who holds masters' degrees in both speech-language pathology and special education, also recently completed a Certificate in Educating and Supporting Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders from University of California at Los Angeles Extension. The certificate was "Earned With Distinction" based on her performance in the program.

She is a designated as a senior level therapist by the Massachusetts Department of Developmental Services Autism Division and offers speech-language pathology services to individuals and on a contract basis to schools through her private practice. In addition to treating children with autism spectrum disorder, she also treats a wide range of speech, language and voice disorders in children and adults.

For more information about White and Berkshire Speech & Language, visit www.berkshirespeech.com.

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