Kelly Sheehan, MS, SLP-CCC
Kelly joined Abilities in Action in January 2008. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Speech Language Pathology from The College of New Jersey in 1997, and a Master of Science in Communication Disorders from Penn State University in 1999. Kelly has worked in schools, early intervention, hospitals and private practice. Prior to joining Abilities in Action, she worked at Children's Specialized Hospital, providing speech, language, and feeding therapy to children of all ages. Kelly believes in a functional and family-centered approach to therapy, with parent and caregiver involvement being an integral part of goal setting and carry-over of strategies to maximize a child's progress. Kelly's areas of interest, clinical experience, and on-going training include sensory-based feeding disorders, PROMPT, dysphagia, apraxia, fluency disorders, language development, and articulation deficits.
Gwynn (Davies) Neves, MA, SLP-CCC
Gwynn joined Abilities in Action in July 2008. She graduated from the University of Massachusetts with a Bachelor of Science in Communication Disorders in 1990 and from the University of Maryland with a Master of Arts in Speech Pathology in 1992. She is a certified member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). Gwynn has been practicing speech-language pathology predominately in early intervention and pediatric outpatient facilities. Her clinical interests include feeding disorders, infant/toddler development and behavioral management. She is Level 2 PROMPT trained and has completed extensive continuing education in the area of medically-based feeding disorders, including the SOS approach to feeding.
Sarah V. Dorn, MA, SLP-CCC
Sarah joined Abilities in Action in 2010. She graduated magna cum laude from North Carolina State University in 2002 with a Bachelor's Degree in Communication Disorders. In 2005, she graduated from the University of Memphis with a Master of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology. Sarah's professional clinical experience began at Jersey City Medical Center where she practiced outpatient and acute care rehabilitation with individuals of all ages. From there she moved to Hawaii where she worked in skilled nursing facilities and with the Honolulu Department of Education providing speech and language therapy to preschool and school-aged children. Sarah is a certified member of the American Speech Language Hearing Association. She is level 2 PROMPT trained with clinical experience and interest in treating children with deficits in the areas of pragmatics, speech and language development, motor speech, feeding, and fluency.
Benita Mancini-Ajello, MS CCC-SLP
Benita joined Abilities in Action in March 2007. She has a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Dalhousie University, Nova Scotia, Canada and a Master's degree in Speech Communications in Arts and Sciences from Brooklyn College. She has over 17 years of experience as a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist, providing services in center-based programs, public schools, inclusionary pre-school, private practice and home care. Benita is a member of the American Speech and Hearing Association, as well as the New York State Speech and Language and Hearing Association. Benita is PROMPT trained and specializes in the treatment of infants, toddlers and young children with speech delay and oral motor difficulties. Using a holistic approach, she believes in consulting with other professionals and integrating the needs of the family into therapy. Benita's unique ability to establish a good rapport and trust with the families provides lasting changes with her patients. She believes that while focusing on helping the children communicate functionally, it is necessary to help parents, guardians and caretakers accept, understand and feel capable to move forward in communicating actively and productively with their children.
Jennifer Walk, MA, CCC-SLP
Jennifer joined Abilities in Action in October 2011. She graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Muhlenberg College in 1992 and a Master's Degree in Speech Language Pathology from Montclair State University in 1995. She also received a Special Education Certification from Georgian Court in May 1998. Jennifer has experience in working in public schools, private schools, early intervention and outpatient centers. She currently works full-time for a public school in addition to providing outpatient services to children after school at Abilities in Action. Jennifer has extensive experience in treating infants, toddlers and children with speech and language delays and disorders, articulation disorders, and oral motor difficulties.