Amy Tepper

Assistant Professor
Ed.D., National Louis University

Amy Tepper

Amy TepperAssistant Professor

Ed.D., National Louis University
M.S., B.S., Eastern Illinois University

Dr. Amy Tepper, CCC-SLP, is an assistant professor in the department of communication sciences and disorders. She joined the faculty of BW with 20 years of professional experience providing rehabilitation opportunities to individuals presenting with various disabling communication and swallowing impairments across the lifespan (clinical, medical, and school-based settings).

Her primary interest areas include developing and enacting innovative instructional supports/methods toward mitigating potentially disabling barriers in education, creating maximally supportive classroom learning environments, facilitating equitable student access to educational resources and supports, and meeting the educational needs of underserved/vulnerable populations effectively.

Tepper teaches a variety of graduate and undergraduate coursework specific to such topics as:

  • integrating solutions-focused problem solving, ethics, evidence-based practice and collaborative consultation into clinical practice;
  • developing practitioner awareness and consideration of the social model of disability;
  • diagnosing and providing therapeutic intervention to children presenting with disabling language impairment;
  • diagnosing and providing therapeutic intervention to children presenting with disabling speech sound disorder;
  • diagnosing and providing therapeutic intervention to individuals presenting with disabling communication impairment across the lifespan;
  • differentiation of intervention approaches consistent with the principle tenets associated with universal design for learning;
  • innovative preventive-intervention programming development;
  • consideration of the integral role of speech and hearing science in clinicians’ practice;
  • policy analysis and advocacy; and
  • traditional research methods in communication sciences and disorders.

Additionally, she consults with school-based professionals, collaborates with colleagues, supports undergraduate student research, and supervises undergraduate and graduate clinicians.

Tepper has presented at Disability Studies in Education conferences, the National Network of Pathways Scholars conference, the No Child Left Behind conference, the Ohio Speech-Language Hearing Association convention and the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association convention.