Amanda Speights DHSc, OTR/L (she/her/hers)
Associate Professor of Clinical Occupational Therapy
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Dr. Amanda Speights is an innovative, solutions-oriented leader with a clinical background in occupational therapy. She is skilled at data-driven decision making to achieve short-term and long-term goals using evidence-informed strategies. Her clinical experience includes working with children and adults in school-based, hospital, home health, outpatient, prescribed pediatric extended care (PPEC) and telehealth settings.
Dr. Speights is dedicated to serving the occupational therapy profession through her work as a clinical fieldwork educator, former Subject Matter Expert (SME) for the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy® (NBCOT) pediatric and school-based practice content and instructor for professional OT continuing education courses. She currently serves as an OT practice representative on the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education® (ACOTE) Roster of Accreditation Evaluators (RAE), assisting in evaluating the compliance of occupational therapy and occupational therapy assistant educational programs with ACOTE accreditation standards through on-site evaluations and online reviews. Dr. Speights is a member of USC Chan’s admissions team, and is passionate about increasing diversity in occupational therapy.
Doctor of Health Science (DHSc)
2021 | Nova Southeastern University
Master of Science in Occupational Therapy (MSOT)
2010 | Florida International University
Bachelor of Science (BS)
in Food Science and Human Nutrition: Dietetics Specialization
2006 | University of Florida
President’s Faculty Research and Development Grant | 2020
Nova Southeastern University