Amanda, OTR/L

Occupational Therapist

Amanda Nehilla has over 15+ years of experience providing intensive individual therapy to kids across the country and most recently in the Triangle. Amanda received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Kentucky. She then attended graduate school at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, receiving her Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy in 1997. While at Thomas Jefferson, Amanda participated in the early intervention specialty tract, which involved additional training and mentoring in early intervention services.

Over the last 18 years, Amanda has focused on working with children and their families. She has practiced in a variety of different settings including schools, outpatient clinics, daycare centers, and in the home. Amanda has collaborated with physical therapists, early childhood educators and speech and language pathologists in her treatment experience. She has worked with families and children of all ages with various diagnoses, including autism spectrum disorders, ADD/ ADHD, genetic disorders, hemiplegia, hemiparesis, cerebral palsy, learning disabilities, neurologic and orthopedic disorders, developmental delay, fine motor delay, coordination issues, visual perceptual and visual processing difficulties, and sensory processing disorders.

Amanda has extensive training and experience with sensory processing disorder, visual motor training, and treatment of fine motor delay. She is certified in the Sensory Integration and Praxis Test. Amanda has experience working with augmentative communication and switch access. She enjoys working with families and children in their natural environment to help them grow and experience success in their daily lives. Amanda is married with 3 children, adding to her understanding of the hectic and rewarding job of parent!