This spring 2010 issue of Hofstra Horizons highlights the unique professional services, education and research carried out at the Joan and Arnold Saltzman Community Services Center at Hofstra. I am pleased to introduce this issue and its focus on the Saltzman Center, as it underscores the core educational principles of Hofstra University.
In 1991 the Saltzman Center launched its clinics and opened the doors of its child care facility. Since then, each clinic – Psychological Evaluation, Research and Counseling Clinic; Marriage and Family Therapy Clinic; Speech-Language- Hearing Clinic; and Reading/Writing Learning Clinic – as well as the Diane Lindner-Goldberg Child Care Institute (CCI), has earned a high level of respect and recognition with the help of the excellent services of its directors, staff and doctoral students. But the conception of the Saltzman Center was due to the vision and generosity of Joan and Arnold Saltzman as well as Robert Goldberg, who, through the Fay J. Lindner Foundation, made the child care institute possible.
Each of the four Saltzman Center clinics offers our students vital clinical experience with supervision by Hofstra’s respected faculty and licensed professionals, and well prepares our students for their future careers. In addition to student preparation, I am pleased that our professionals can reach out to Hofstra’s surrounding communities to offer various clinical and educational services. The CCI is open to the public, maintains a highly trained staff, and is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).
I thank the directors and staff of the Saltzman Center for their continued dedication to teaching, counseling, research, and education, as well as their significant contributions to their respective fields.
Please join me in congratulating them on their fine work.