Amanda McDermott

Special Education Teacher/Behavior Analyst


Amanda is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) and a certified Special Education Teacher for children grades K-12. She has 9 years of experience working with individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder using the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis. Amanda earned her Masters in Education with a concentration in Severe Disabilities from Simmons University in Boston, MA. Before joining Prism Academy, she held a variety of positions within residential, public school, and in-home settings to help individuals with Autism increase their social, communication, and daily living skills while decreasing their maladaptive behaviors. Amanda has worked with children of a variety of ages ranging from 2-20 years old and has additionally worked closely with her clients’ families and caregivers to provide training and generalization opportunities.

What brings Amanda joy?

When not at work, Amanda loves spending time with her husband, son, and two cats! On the weekends, she enjoys reading, going for walks with her family, and cheering on the Philadelphia Eagles.

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