Melinda Sheehan, MA, CCC-SLP
Melinda Sheehan received her Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education and Communi-cations. 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 cer-tification. She decided she wanted to hone her skill set and become more spe-cialized. Melinda graduated from Seton Hall University, with a Master in Sci-ence in Speech-Language Pathology and was awarded “Outstanding All-Around Student” for both clinical and academic excellence as well as being in-ducted 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 diagno-ses including: Autism, Fragile X, seizure disorders, apraxia of speech, Down Syndrome, phonological and fluency disorders, expressive and receptive lan-guage 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 pro-vide 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.