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About Colleen
Name:
Colleen Melissa Sheehy
Location (City,State):
Boston, MA
What is your role in Special Education?:
Speech-Language Pathologist
State and National Certifications:
American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA) Certified
Licensed in the Commonwealth of Massachuset
Areas of Professional and Personal Interest::
AAC
Autism
Feeding and Swallowing
Early Language Development
Motor Speech
Cleft Palate
Bio:
Growing up with a special educator turn administrator for a mother and an uncle with special needs on my father’s side, I have always been surrounded by and interested in special education. From watching my grandmother fight CT state government for maintaining workshop day programs, to nightly dinner conversations regarding how various educational theories and programs affect learning in students with special learning needs, it is no surprise to many that I have become an SLP and teamed up with Joy Aginsky to form a website to facilitate information/idea exchange in the area of special education.

My career has offered many dynamic, specialized experiences. While completing my master’s degree, I worked as both an ABA therapist and a graduate research fellow. In 2006, I completed an IRB approved research study on the motor speech characteristics of children and adolescents with autism. A year later, I had the opportunity to present my findings at the ASHA convention in Boston.

As a new graduate, I began my career at the Fairfield CT Public Schools, where I worked in their magnet autism programs. Working within such a well-funded district, I had the opportunity to work directly with more than 10 other SLPs, and to complete co-treatments with an assortment of OTs, PTs, Social Workers, and School Psychologists.

Following a move to South Florida, I was given the amazing opportunity to work at University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. There, I worked as an SLP at the early intervention center-based program in the Debbie School, as a consultant to families whose children were diagnosed with hearing impairment in the SHINE program, an evaluator within the Early Discovery Service Partnership to help serve children at risk of language delay, as a member of the IDES (Interdisciplinary Evaluation Service) team where I conducted the speech and language portions of evaluations, and helped develop the University of Miami Introductory Autism Online Module for pediatric medical residents and allied health, psychology and social work interns.

Returning to my roots in the Northeast, I am currently focused in the area of AAC as a speech-language pathologist at the Boston College Campus School, a program for children with multiple disabilities. There, I work with a phenomenally progressive and intellectual educational team of professional problem solvers and fantastic support system of undergraduate volunteers who dedicate themselves to the mission of best serving our unique population.

In my spare time, I love to play... whether it be with kids, babies, dogs... I also love yoga, exploring/traveling (both near and far), creating/writing, being active outdoors (hiking, kayaking), and learning about anything and everything.
Education:
University of Maryland College Park: B.A.
Southern Connecticut State University : M.S. Communication Disorders
Languages Spoken:
English
Are you available for private services?:
evaluation, consultation
Additional Information:
Please contact me @ Colleen@AllSpecialEd.com

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