Highlights of Hofstra's Department of Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences

Read More


Department Administration

Chair

Jenny Roberts, PhD
106 Davison Hall
Phone: (516) 463-5508
Email

Graduate Program Director

Jason Davidow, PhD
100B Davison Hall
(516) 463-4582
Email

Support Staff

Joyce Hidalgo
Senior Assistant to the Dept. Chair 
106 Davison Hall
Phone: (516) 463-5508
Email
See Joyce for questions and concerns regarding the undergraduate program and dual degree program.

Support Staff

Laurie Kinzer
Senior Assistant to Graduate Program
Phone: (516) 463-5509
Email
See Laurie for questions and concerns regarding the graduate program.

Administrative Staff

Wendy Silverman, MS – CCC/SLP
Clinic Director
(516) 463-4062
110 Saltzman Community Services Center
Email | Bio

Rose Valvezan, AuD – FAAA, CCC/A
Coordinator – Audiological Services
(516) 463-5603
109 Saltzman Community Services Center
Email | Bio

Ianthe Murad, Sc.D., CCC-A
LI Au.D Clinical Program Coordinator
(516) 463-3537
Saltzman Center, Room 215
Email | Bio

Melissa Fitzgerald, MA – CCC/SLP
Coordinator – Speech Language Services
(516) 463-5263
105 Saltzman Community Services Center
Email | Bio


Clinical Supervisors

Gina Arguelles, MA – CCC/SLP
Clinical Supervisor
(516) 463-5656
104 Saltzman Community Services Center
Email | Bio

Barbara DeCicco, MA – CCC/SLP
Clinical Supervisor
(516) 463-7039
103 Saltzman Community Services Center
Email | Bio

Lily P. Goldberg, MS – CCC/SLP
Email | Bio

Barbara Hartford, MA – CCC/SLP
Clinical Supervisor
(516) 463-7040
104 Saltzman Community Services Center
Email | Bio

Barbra Lederer, MS – CCC/SLP
Clinical Supervisor
(516) 463-5221
204 Saltzman Community Services Center
Email | Bio

Kristin Masterson, MA – CCC/SLP
Clinical Supervisor
(516) 463-5656
104 Saltzman Community Services Center
Email | Bio

Denise Passerieux, AuD, MA – CCC/A
Clinical Supervisor
(516) 463-4384
111 Saltzman Community Services Center
Email | Bio

Denise Ruscio, M.S. – CCC/SLP
Full-Time Clinical Supervisor
(516) 463-5433
107 Saltzman Community Services Center
Email | Bio

Suzanne Shelley, MS – CCC/SLP
Clinical Supervisor
(516) 463-7040
104 Saltzman Community Services Center
Email | Bio


Support Specialist

Allison Collins
Senior Support Specialist
(516) 463-5656
100 Saltzman Community Services Center
Email | Bio

Dr. Evelyn Altenberg
Email | Bio

Dr. Ronald Bloom
Email | Bio

Dr. Audrey Eisen
In Memorium

Dr. Carole T. Ferrand
Email | Bio

Dr. Levi Reiter
Email | Bio

Kathy A. Scott, PhD
Email Bio

Dr. Harvey White
In Memorium 

Mission Statement

The Department of Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences is committed to scholarship in the area of human communication and its application to the diagnosis and treatment of diverse populations demonstrating communication disorders across the lifespan.

Read More


Goals and Learning Objectives

Read about the department's goals and objectives for students.

LEARN MORE


Essential Functions of Speech-Language Pathology

The Essential Functions specific to Speech-Language Pathologists as recommended by the Council of Academic Programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders are established as the abilities considered essential for professionals entering the field of speech-language pathology. Students applying to and/or enrolled in the MA-SLP program must possess these functions, with or without reasonable accommodations, in order to achieve the level of competency required for graduation and independent practice.

Read More


Frequently Asked Questions

  1. How many credits are required toward the Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences?
    The University requirement for speech-language majors is 124 semester hours for the B.A. degree, which includes 41 semester hours in the major area as follows: SPCH 5A, 6, 8, 9, 10, 101A, 102A, 103, 131, 132, 133, 134, 137, 138. In addition, at least one course in behavioral/social science, one course in biology, one course in physical science, one course in math and one course in statistics (PSY 40) is required.
  2. How many credits are required toward the minor in the Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences?
    As a minor in Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences, you are required to take 18 s.h. of SPCH classes including: SPCH 5A, 6, 9 and 102A, and 6 s.h. chosen from SPCH 8, 101A, 103 or 137.  Please note that pre-requisite course overrides are never issued to Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences minors.
  3. How will I be assigned an advisor?
    When you declare Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences as your major, please visit the departmental office located in Room 106 of Davison Hall.  The Department Secretary will help you fill out a change of major form and assign you an advisor.
  4. What kinds of grades do I need to advance in the undergraduate program?
    A minimum of C- is required in a prerequisite course to progress onto the next course. If the student does not meet this minimum requirement, the class must be taken over.
  5. Are scholarships available for undergraduate students?
    Financial Aid Office determines scholarships for all departments. For more information you can visit their website.