Heather Hayworth

Middlefork Speech-Language Pathologist

My name is Heather Hayworth (students usually call me Ms. Heather), and I am the speech-language pathologist at Middlefork School.


This is my thirteenth year as a speech-language pathologist, my seventh year with VASE, and my fourth year at Middlefork.  I live in Champaign with my husband, Joe, our eight-year-old son, Henry, our two-year-old daughter Rosie, and our cat Rolo. When I’m not at school, I like to craft, read, and spend time with my friends and family.


I'm excited to be at Middlefork full-time again this year to help support students with their communication and learning every day!


Below, you will find links to a variety of resources. If you have any question or concerns about your student’s speech, language, or communication development, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with me. You can reach me via email by using the form below or by calling me at the school.


I look forward to getting to know all the students this year and seeing the great progress that everyone will make!


Ms. Heather

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