Hello My Name Is...

Amy Raster

I have been the Speech-Language Pathologist at Hamrick since the fall of 2000.  I have my Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Tulsa.  I enjoy spending time with my family and dogs, traveling, concerts, and most of all St. Louis Cardinals baseball!

Click on the links below for information about
speech-language development and disorders!

Speech-Language Development
Childhood Speech-Language Disorders

The state of Missouri uses the following guidelines when looking at a child’s speech errors:


before 5






m, n, h, w, p, b, t,  d, k, g  

f, v, tw, kw, y

l, l blends

s, z, s blends  ing, ‘sh’, ‘ch’, ‘dz’ as in  judge

r, r blends, th,

‘zh’ as in measure

If you are concerned your toddler's speech or language development please contact Parents as Teachers. For preschool speech and language concerns, you may contact the Don Earl Early Childhood Center. If you are concerned about your school-aged child's speech development please contact me for a screening. Some children in kindergarten or first grade can receive interventions to help correct speech errors before a formal evaluation is completed. Once a child is evaluated, it must be determined that the errors have an impact on the child’s education or school functioning in order to meet eligibility to be considered speech impaired.  If this is found to be the case, the IEP team-parent, teacher, SLP, school official-meets to develop an IEP and place the child in special education. Please contact me at school 636-282-6930 or rastera@foxc6.org if you have any questions!