Welcome to Speech Therapy with Mrs. Dana Heinold! This is my sixth year in the Lyndhurst Public School District in the Special Services Department as a Speech-Language Specialist. I received a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish with a minor in Italian from Providence College and received a Masters of Science in Communication Disorders and Sciences with a Speech-Language Pathology concentration from William Paterson University in May 2015. I have experience working with children, adolescents, and adults with articulation, expressive and receptive language, voice, fluency, and feeding/swallowing disorders.
This year, I provide speech and language services to students in grades 3-5 at Roosevelt School and grades 6-8 at Lyndhurst Middle School. Therapy sessions can be performed in individual and small-group pull-out settings, as well as pushing in to the classroom. A school-based Speech-Language Specialist is responsible for providing therapy, conducting evaluations, and collaborating with other school professionals, parents, teachers, counselors, and Child Study Team members to ensure the student’s IEP goals and the school curriculum standards are in alignment and are being met.
Please do not hesitate to email me with any questions/concerns!
At the current time, the best way to reach me is via email:
*If a phone conference is preferred, please email me to set up a time*
• The Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech- Language-Hearing Association
• A New Jersey state license
• Department of Education certification as a Speech Language Specialist
***Please be advised that the Speech-Language Progress Reports can be viewed on the district’s Parent Portal. The progress reports will be available for viewing when the report cards are posted each marking period.
In order to view your child’s Speech-Language progress, click the G&O Progress tab on the left side and once the new screen pops up, click on 'View G&O Progress Report' under 'Current Goal and Objective Progress.' Once that loads, scroll down the document until you find the 'Speech' heading.