Dana K. Hockenbury has been working as a Certified Orofacial Myologist since February 2009. Her private practice is dedicated to the treatment of Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders. She completed the intensive course work in orofacial myofunctional therapy in 2007 with the Academy of Orofacial Myology overseen by the International Association for Orofacial Myology (IAOM) www.iaom.com; followed by an internship in 2009. To date, she is the only orofacial myologist in Manhattan to hold this advanced certification.
In addition, Dana is a full time practicing Speech and Language Pathologist with the New York City Board of Education. For over 24 years, she has been working with the elementary school age population treating a variety of disorders including articulation, oral-motor, fluency and receptive and expressive language disorders. Dana is licensed to practice Speech-Language Pathology in the state of New York and Massachusetts.
Dana completed her undergraduate degree in Communication Disorders at Northeastern University, Boston, MA in 1985 and her Masters in Communication Disorders at Lehman College, NY in 2005.
She is a member of the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association (ASHA) and is listed in the ASHA directory @www.asha.org. Dana received two ACE Awards for continuing education from ASHA for her participation in many continuing educational conferences, where several were on the topic of oral motor and articulation disorders. She is an active member of the IAOM and currently currently holds the Educational Chair position. She served on the Mentoring Committee for those seeking their certification in Orofacial Myology. In addition she volunteered to serve on the Convention Committee for previous IAOM conventions.
In 2011, she founded the highly active Tri-State Orofacial Myology Study Club supporting Orofacial Myologists from New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. Dana organizes and brings in top speakers in the field of OM to present advanced courses (Level II and Level III) to the members. She is also a member of the Dentofacial Study Group of New York, the SoCal OFM Study Club of Southern California, the AAPMD and the AAMS.
Dana actively participates across the nation in advanced course work offered by other related groups such as the AAPMD, the AAMS and the IATP.
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Dana has worked in a variety of settings including public schools, private residential rehabilitation centers and TBI centers.
Dana enjoys long-distance cycling. In 1990 she founded and is president of the active Washington Heights Gardening Crew in Upper Manhattan.