Ep. 49 – Establishing an International SLP Nonprofit - Amanda Puentes MS, CCC-SLP

July 6, 2021

On this episode, we had the pleasure of speaking with special guest, Amanda Puentes MS, CCC-SLP, about her private practice, Project Speech, and the amazing philanthropic efforts of her nonprofit, Project Speech International. Amanda reflected on the journey toward starting her own nonprofit, detailing the inspiration behind its purpose, the business side of nonprofits, the current impact of Project Speech International, and more.

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We Discuss

  • (0:00) Show introduction and Amanda’s background
  • (11:49) Amanda’s private practice clinic, Project Speech
  • (24:40) Amanda’s nonprofit, Project Speech International
  • (36:50) The inspiration behind starting a nonprofit
  • (43:34) How SLPs can get involved with Project Speech
  • (45:33) The business side of a nonprofit
  • (52:43) The future of Project Speech & Project Speech International

About Amanda Puentes MS, CCC-SLP

Amanda is the founder of Project Speech (private practice in Boynton Beach, FL) and Project Speech International (nonprofit helping families in Belize and the Dominican Republic). She has extensive experience as an SLP working with the pediatric population in both English and Spanish. Amanda attended the University of South Florida for both her undergraduate and graduate degrees, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude. She has worked in both the US and in Latin American countries providing speech therapy to children with a variety of diagnoses, as well as providing training to professionals while promoting sustainable practices.

Where to find Amanda online:

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Producer - Jonathan Cary
Assistant Producer – Katie Schrauben
Show Notes – Sam MacKay
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