Partnering with parents to continue improving a child’s communication skills while direct in-person services are not available from home

FUNctional Speech and Language is now offering a new telehealth service, providing speech and language evaluations and/or treatment sessions for kids ages 1-8 over video conferencing. Speech and language skills are essential to a child’s overall development. A child needs to be able to communicate clearly to get basic needs/wants met as well as socialize. Prioritizing your child’s communication skills will set them up for success in other remote learning sessions during COVID-19.

FUNctional Speech and Language owner and founder Amanda Kukis M.A., CCC-SLP, is also hosting two LIVE webinars FREE for parents to learn strategies she personally uses in her teletherapy sessions to coach parents on how they can promote speech/language skills while staying at home during COVID-19. See below for more information and claim your spot at

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  • Let’s Keep Talking – Strategies to facilitate language in toddlers

           May 7th 8:45 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

  • Can you say that again? – Learn how to provide effective prompts to help your child speak clearly

           May 12th 8:45 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

About Amanda Kukis M.A., CCC-SLP

Amanda is a certified Speech-Language Pathologist through the American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA), is licensed in the state of New Jersey, and is also certified by the New Jersey Department of Education as a Speech-Language Specialist. Amanda received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communication Studies from Montclair State University and a Master of Arts Degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Kean University. Furthermore, Amanda is a Hanen certified clinician with training in play-based interventions, augmentative and alternative communication, and oral placement therapy. Amanda has 8+ years of experience working in a special education school and in a pediatric outpatient medical center evaluating and treating children with a variety of medical diagnoses and speech/language disorders such as autism spectrum disorder, Down syndrome, ADHD, sensory processing disorder, childhood apraxia of speech, fluency disorders, language-based disorders, articulation/phonological disorders, and feeding disorders. 

“As a mom and a speech therapist, I understand how important it is for a child to be able to communicate effectively with others. I am passionate about providing effective speech therapy in the child’s natural and most comfortable environment as well as partnering with parents coaching them to make sure they can help their child carryover the skills learned in therapy and strengthen family interactions.”

Amanda can be contacted directly via email at to schedule a FREE consultation.

About FUNctional Speech and Language

FUNctional Speech and Language provides evaluation and treatment services to kids from Cranford, Clark, Westfield, Garwood, Scotch Plains, Fanwood and neighboring towns. FUNctional Speech and Language is helping kids learn to “talk” from the comfort of their home. As well as empowering parents to become their child's most important language teacher and communication partner.

To learn more about FUNctional Speech and Language, please contact Amanda Kukis at 908-227-4934 or You can also check us out on our website and our social media accounts.