Amy Horton Johnson has been a practicing Speech-Language Pathologist for more than 20 years, focusing on developmental speech, language, feeding disorders, and servicing medically fragile infants with complex medical and neurological conditions. She received a Bachelor of Science in Special Education from Boston College and a Master of Science degree in Speech Pathology from Teachers College at Columbia University. Specialized training includes course work in The Sequential Oral Sensory Approach, a transdisciplinary approach to assessing and treating children with feeding difficulties, and the SOFFI Method (Supporting Oral Feeding in Fragile Infants), an evidence-based method for quality bottle-feedings of preterm, ill, and fragile infants and multiple other programs for treating medically complex pediatric feeding disorders. Amy owns and operates Pediatric Practices in Speech and Feeding, a private practice that provides evaluations and therapy as well as consulting services and continuing education seminars to health care agencies and school districts. Her private work also includes supervision of clinical fellows.
Amy currently works for Blythedale Children’s Hospital where she serves as an integral member of the Intensive Feeding Program. Amy has a particular clinical interest and expertise in behavioral feeding disorders and extended experience in transitioning children from enteral feeding to oral intake. Her most valued aspect of her work is helping develop collaboration and successful outcomes via positive interactions with medical staff, families and clinical fellows. In addition to holding the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association’s (ASHA) Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology (CCC-SLP), she is an ASHA Fellow and a contributing member of the Special interest Group in Swallowing and Dysphagia. She has held a faculty appointment as Clinical Instructor in Speech-Language Pathology at New York Medical College since the fall of 2015.