MA, The George Washington University, Speech and Hearing Science, 2001
BA, Loyola College in Maryland, Speech-Language Pathology, 1995
Andrea Handscomb received her bachelors and masters in speech-language pathology from Loyola College in Maryland in 1999 and from The George Washington University 2001 respectively.While employed by Georgetown University in 2001, she provided speech services for two pediatric interdisciplinary diagnostic teams, Georgetown University Interdisciplinary Developmental Evaluation (GUIDE) team and Georgetown Hospital’s Autism Clinic.While at Georgetown, Ms. Handscomb also provided treatment and consultation and for Bright Beginnings, a Head Start program for children who are homeless.Many children who received services were diagnosed with pre-natal and environmental risk factors, developmental delays, and feeding difficulties.In 2002, Ms. Handscomb began working at The River School in DC where she treated deaf and hard of hearing children ranging from age 18 months to age 9 in a mainstream classroom environment.The River School provided her with the unique experience of providing “push-in” aural-oral and reading therapy to students with cochlear implants and hearing aids while co-teaching with a masters–level educator.Additionally in 2005, she served as Clinical Director of River REACH, the school’s outpatient clinic.From 2007 to 2008, Ms. Handscomb worked as a speech-language pathologist for the Knowledge is Power Program (KIPP) in DC.KIPP is a nation-wide charter school for inner-city youth.She provided pull-out and classroom-based intervention to middle school and pre-school children.While working at KIPP, Ms. Handscomb was also employed as a Clinical Supervisor in The George Washington Speech and Hearing’s Speech and Hearing Science Department.She oversaw graduate clinicians who provided reading intervention, foreign accent reduction, augmentative, alternative communication (AAC) device evaluations, and therapy for adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities.Her areas of professional interest include reading and literacy, early intervention, cochlear implant technology, articulation, and autism.
reading intervention; early childhood communication intervention; cochlear implants in the pediatric population; autism; foreign accent modification
DCPS K-12 License in Speech-Language Pathology
Certificate in Clinical Competency from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA)