Dana McKenna

Dana is the newest member of our team. She comes to us with over 18 years of experience working as a school and clinic-based Speech-Language Pathologist. She loves teaching the “littles” in every aspect of communication. 

Role: Speech/Language Pathologist + Executive Function and Social Coach

Hometown: Cape Elizabeth, Maine

Education: B.S. University of Vermont + M.S. Syracuse University

Favorite Book: Me Talk Pretty One Day-David Sedaris

Hobby: Running, running and more running

Experience in Field

Dana first became interested in the field of speech pathology at a young age after a year of her own childhood in school receiving speech therapy. Dana is a graduate of the University of Vermont and obtained her masters degree at Syracuse University. During her professional career, Dana has worked in outpatient rehab, early intervention, private practice and in schools with students in preschool through middle school. Dana has had the opportunity to work with a variety of populations and disorders including children with Developmental Delays, Feeding/Oral Motor Disorders, Down Syndrome, Autism, Apraxia, Language-Based Literacy Disorders, Fluency Disorders, Medically Fragile Children, Executive Functioning Disorders, and Articulation/Phonological Disorders. She has received specialized training in early intervention for children with Autism through the Hanen Program, Childhood Apraxia of Speech, Autism Spectrum Disorders, The Floortime Method, basic sign language, The Picture Exchange Communication System and Social Thinking. She enjoys working with individuals of all ages and their families while collaborating with caregivers and other professionals to ensure a successful outcome in therapy. Dana is licensed by the board of Allied Health in the State of New Hampshire and has her Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech Language Hearing Association. 

What are you learning now?

The importance of being present (and…coffee is good, but too much coffee is bad).