Founded in 2017, Artful Expressions is the result of planning, passion, and persistence by two professionals. Both Sarah and Amanda, seasoned Speech-Language Pathologists, who met through their backgrounds in healthcare management, had been working in two different school districts on opposite coasts.
Through conversations, both had noticed the same trend, with an increased workload in the school setting, it was getting difficult to adequately address the pragmatic language and executive functioning needs of the students on their caseloads. Through these discussions, the concept for Camp Ausome was born.
They also noticed another population that was underserved in the Olympia, WA area. Individuals on the Gender Spectrum, seeking to create a voice with which they feel a connection, were driving to Portland, OR or Seattle, WA. Both Sarah and Amanda have the Voice Training and passion to serve this group of individuals.
Sarah and Amanda both firmly believe that the basic building block of good communication is the feeling that every human being is unique and of value. We strive to help everyone who comes through our doors discover their value and strengths.
M.A. / CCC-SLP / Co-Owner
Graduated with her B.A. and M.A. in Communication Science and Disorders from the University of Central Florida. She holds her Certificate of Clinical Competence from ASHA. She is certified in Hanen More Than Words, Lee Silverman Resonant Voice Training, and Level 1 P.A.C.T. trained. She is a Certified Kidding Around Yoga Teacher. She enjoys hiking, backpacking, and snowboarding with her husband.
M.A / CCC-SLP / Co-Owner
Graduated with her B.A. from the University of Vermont, and her M.A. in Communication Science and Disorders from San Diego State University. She holds her Certificate of Clinical Competence from ASHA. She has completed level 1 P.A.C.T training. She has taken many continuing education classes in voice and language development. She is a Certified Kidding Around Yoga Teacher. She enjoys spending time with her husband and two children.
Artful Expressions Speech Language Pathologists have a passion for helping individuals increase language, communication, pragmatics (social language), and voice skills in order to increase confidence, communication competence & quality of life.