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MA in Speech-Language Pathology Experiential Learning

Joan and Arnold Saltzman Community Services Center Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic

The Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic utilizes state-of-the-art observation and treatment facilities and equipment. Individual and group treatment options are available. Clinical programs include toddler language development groups, aphasia treatment and support groups, outreach to an area elementary school, hearing screening, audiological testing, and hearing aid dispensing. The Community Services Center also houses a reading and literacy clinic, marriage and family counseling services, psychological services, and a licensed daycare center which enrolls children from ages 8 weeks to 5 years.

Off-Campus Affiliations

The graduate program is affiliated with over 150 sites throughout the metropolitan New York area including acute and sub-acute health care facilities, hospitals, rehabilitation facilities, nursing homes, geriatric centers, special schools for communicatively disabled children, regular and special education schools, and private practices.

Research

Graduate students have the opportunity to work with faculty on research. Students have assisted faculty in various aspects of research including data collection, testing, and data analysis. All graduate students are introduced to the principles of research design in SPCH 207 (Research Methods), a course which serves as a catalyst for the development of student research projects. The department hosts an annual research seminar where outstanding student research is featured alongside professional guest speakers. In addition, projects initiated in this class have been presented at conferences given by the New York State Speech-Language Hearing Association and American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. More information can be found at the Speech-Language-Hearing Research page.