Amanda Buono, a c/o 2000 Brenau graduate, has returned to Brenau University as an instructor in the school of Occupational Therapy. She has a BS/MS in Occupational Therapy and has a broad clinical background, working everywhere from Neonatal Intensive Care units , acute care and rehabilitative hospitals, outpatient clinics, sub-acute and skilled nursing facilities and school systems throughout the country. Most recently, Amanda has worked in a local school system with students with severe disabilities where she developed clinical expertise in feeding, assistive technology and environmental/activity adaptation.
Amanda has always had a passion for the field of OT and has worked to advance the field through advocacy of new rolls and setting for OTs. Amanda worked with a multi-disciplinary committee to develop a feeding team to address feeding issue for students at her school and she developed a lab to assess and practice vocational and leisure skills for students with severe disabilities. Amanda has supported the development of strong practitioners through guest lecturing, mentoring new practitioners and acting as a clinical fieldwork educator.
On a personal level, Amanda has been married to her husband, Chris, for 6 years and is the mother to three young children. She is active in her church and frequently participates in volunteer opportunities. When time allows, she enjoys outdoor activities, travel and time with friends and family.