Melinda Sheehan, MA, CCC-SLP
Melinda Sheehan received her Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education and Communications. She worked as a first grade teacher for six years, where she obtained her Master of Arts in Education and Teacher of Students with Disabilities certification. She decided she wanted to hone her skill set and become more specialized. Melinda graduated from Seton Hall University, with a Master in Science in Speech-Language Pathology and was awarded “Outstanding All-Around Student” for both clinical and academic excellence as well as being inducted into the Alpha Eta honor society.
Melinda started her career in Speech-Language Pathology at The New Beginnings School in Fairfield, NJ. In 2013, Melinda joined the faculty and staff at The Phoenix Center in Nutley, NJ.
Melinda has experience with a variety of communication disorders and diagnoses including: Autism, Fragile X, seizure disorders, apraxia of speech, Down Syndrome, phonological and fluency disorders, expressive and receptive language delays, auditory processing and articulation.
In addition to her work in a private office and school setting, Melinda has also provided speech and language services to children ages birth to three years old with developmental delays and/or disabilities. Having the opportunity to provide early intervention services allows Melinda access to a separate skill set and continued development as a well rounded therapist.
Melinda is a strong proponent of using functionally based activities within her therapy to promote skill generalization, communication and independence. Melinda views each child as a whole and collaborates with all disciplines to en-sure the child’s needs are being met.
Melinda holds a New Jersey state license as a Speech-Language Pathologist, New Jersey Speech and Language Specialist, Elementary School Teacher, and Teacher of Students with Disabilities Certifications from the Department of Education. Additionally, she holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence with the American Speech Language and Hearing Association.