Speech therapist profile
Amy Morgan Linde
Amy joined Verboso in 2019 as the Chief Clinical Officer. She continues to provide speech therapy for the greater Chicagoland region via online sessions. In addition, she also helps oversee the development of Verboso’s speech therapy games. Amy’s clinical work has allowed her to meet families from all over the country, and she knows that access to speech therapy services can be challenging. Kids may struggle with getting enough practice to see real improvements in their speech sound skills, and speech therapy software is an important way to help boost skills. Amy is looking forward to seeing all the positive changes we can help create in access to speech therapy for people searching for help with improving their communication skills!
Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin
Speech therapy career and bio
Amy has been working as a pediatric speech-language pathologist in the greater Chicagoland area and Midwest for the past 11 years. After receiving her Master’s degree in speech-language pathology from Northwestern University in Evanston, IL, in 2009, she began working at Shriners Hospitals for Children—Chicago, where she stayed for 8 years.
During her time at Shriners in Chicago, Amy worked with kids and their families who had a cleft palate or other craniofacial diagnosis, like craniosynostosis, hemifacial microsomia, or developmental jaw differences. She enjoys helping families understand the impact of their child’s orofacial differences on their speech production, along with all the other aspects of development that are important to communication! Amy helped to develop an intensive summer camp program for kids with cleft palate in the greater Chicagoland area. She loves collaborating with dentists, orthodontists, and other medical professionals to help ensure good communication about the treatment plan for kids with complex medical needs.
After working at Shriners—Chicago, Amy moved to Michigan with her family, where she worked on the Homer D. Stryker Western Michigan University Medical School cleft palate team. She also taught the cleft palate graduate course at the WMU speech-language pathology graduate program, and supervised graduate students from WMU. Amy enjoys teaching the next generation of speech-language pathologists about speech sound disorders and craniofacial anomalies!
- Elected to American Speech Language Hearing Association Coordinating Committee for Special Interest Group 5: Craniofacial and Velopharyngeal Disorders in 2016.
- Appointed Coordinator of that group for three-term running from 2018-2020.
Morgan, A., Crilly Bellucci, C., Coppersmith, J., Linde, S., Curtis, A. Albert, M., O’Gara, M., Kapp-Simon, K. (2017). Language Development in Children with Cleft Palate with or without Cleft Lip Adopted from Non-English Speaking Countries. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, Vol 26, 342-354.
Morgan, A., O’Gara, M., Albert, M., Kapp-Simon, K. (2016) Early Decision Making in Treatment of Children with Cleft Lip and Palate who are Internationally Adopted. Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups, SIG5, Vol. 1, Part 1, 2016, 27-39.
Morgan, A., O’Gara, M., Bellucci, C. C., Linde, S., Albert, M., Curtis, A., Patel, P. & Kapp-Simon, K. A. (2018). Speech production skills in children with cleft palate who were internationally adopted. The Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal, 55(9), 1225-1235.
Interested in working with Amy and reside in Illinois, Michigan, or Wisconsin? Book a free screening and be sure to select Amy as your therapist. For pricing information, see our therapy services page.