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Amanda Kleinhans

School Psychologist

Degrees

Ed.S. School Psychology,

University of Minnesota


M.A. Educational/School Psychology, University of Minnesota


B.A. Child Psychology, University of Minnesota

Licensed

Prek-12 School Psychologist 

Summary of Professional Experiences: 

Amanda has enjoyed working as a school psychologist for over fifteen years. In that time, she has worked with families across age groups, including early childhood through adulthood. Amanda has an extensive background and passion for interpreting and sharing assessment results in a manner in which student strengths as well as their educational needs are highlighted, giving parents a broader understanding of how their student learns. She gained additional valuable experience conducting research on the achievement of students with disabilities while working as a Research Fellow at the University of Minnesota’s Institute on Community Integration (ICI). 


Personal Information:
Amanda was born in New Jersey and currently lives in Minnetonka with her husband and their blended family, which consists of five children ranging in age from 7 to 21. In her spare time, Amanda enjoys spending time with her family, being outdoors, and watching her children participate in various activities. 

How can Amanda help you:  

Amanda is adept and experienced in administering and scoring a variety of assessment tools, including norm referenced intellectual and academic tests, social emotional and behavioral assessments and structured interviews and observations. She has expertise in conducting Functional Behavior Assessments (FBAs) and developing behavior intervention plans. Amanda is passionate about using evaluation results to inform the selection of appropriate educational supports, accommodations, and instructional strategies.