Amanda Farina Nodes
Amanda received a Master of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Misericordia University. Amanda began working for The Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, a 965 bed unit in New Brunswick, NJ immediately following graduation. Amanda earned a position as the clinical coordinator for the St. Luke’s Miner’s Campus in Coaldale, Pa. She has experience in a wide variety of settings including acute care, inpatient rehabilitation, and outpatient adults and pediatrics. Amanda has provided therapeutic services within the areas of language, speech, voice, fluency, dysphagia (difficulty swallowing) and cognition. Amanda is also certified to complete Modified Barium Swallow Studies, a key tool in the diagnosis of dysphagia related disorders. Amanda has received further certification in Vital Stim and Vital Stim Plus, a neuromuscular electrode stimulation therapy targeting the strength, coordination and timing of a patient’s swallow with biofeedback measures. She has also received certifications in Myofascial Release in the treatment of head/neck cancers, dysphagia, vocal disorders, and cervical trauma through manual therapy methods. Amanda is certified in Interactive Metronome therapy for both adults and pediatrics, targeting the recovery of brain injury and neurogenic disease patients. Amanda has a competency in dysphagia based therapies, helping patients on their road to recovery.