Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences

Internships and Externships

Hofstra University’s Joan and Arnold Saltzman Community Services Center provides a multidisciplinary setting that includes a Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic; a preschool and day care center; and clinics in psychology, counseling, and reading. The Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic is staffed by licensed and certified speech-language pathologists and audiologists who are responsible for the evaluation and treatment of clients with various communication disorders, such as hearing loss, stroke, stuttering, voice problems, and language delay.

More about the Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic at the Saltzman Community Services Center

Graduate students in Speech-Language Pathology complete clinical work and laboratory experiences that complement academic coursework. All students complete an initial clinical practicum at Hofstra’s Joan and Arnold Saltzman Community Services Center, which houses the Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic. The clinic serves as a training center for graduate students and is staffed by certified audiologists and speech-language pathologists who provide diagnostic and treatment services. In addition, students complete three external clinical placements in pediatric, medical, and/or educational settings. These clinical experiences are designed to build student competencies in the diagnosis and treatment of a wide variety of communication disorders across the lifespan.

Hofstra University is affiliated with over 150 externship sites, including:

  • Preschools
  • Special education facilities
  • Public schools
  • Medical centers
  • Private practice settings
  • Rehabilitation centers
  • Nursing homes and extended care facilities