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Communication Disorders

Speech-Language and Hearing Center

Announcement: The Department of Communication Disorders is offering a 10-week spring semester clinic for 7th - 11th graders with Aspergers or high-functioning autism to improve verbal and non-verbal communication skill in a variety of social interactions.

Therapy will be conducted in a group setting by undergraduate and graduate students in the Communication Disorders program, supervised by Wendy Bower, M.S. CCC-SLP—a New York State licensed and certified speech language pathologist and full-time faculty member. Large and small group interventions will be held with a maximum of 8-9 students in the large group.

When: Thursdays from 4:30-6:00pm beginning February 6, 2014. No clinic on March 20 or April 17.
Where: SUNY New Paltz Speech-Language and Hearing Center, in the Humanities Building on campus
Fee: $100 for the 10-week session; no charge for SUNY NP facultystaff families

For more information or to sign up for the group, please contact Sandy DiStasi, the secretary in the Communication Disorders Department office at 257-3600, or e-mail Professor Bower at



The mission of the SLHC is to facilitate the integration of the professions of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology through observation and clinical participation experiences. Diverse opportunities are provided to student clinicians to develop competencies and research-based rationales for working with communication-disordered patients. The variety and complexity of the patient population reflect the expertise of the faculty. The SLHC provides resources to the community and a venue for clinical education of students. Students participate in clinical service delivery following current professional standards and ethical guidelines.

The SUNY New Paltz Speech-Language and Hearing Center offers both diagnostic and therapeutic services for children and adults who demonstrate speech, language, or hearing difficulties. Speech and Language Pathologists along with graduate students provide a range of services related to speech and language difficulties and hearing problems.

Audiologists and graduate students provide assessments of hearing and the rehabilitation of hearing loss at the Center including the provision of hearing aids.

Speech and Hearing Teachers Intstruct Children

Speech and Hearing Teachers Intstruct Children

All supervisors of the students hold the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Certificate of Clinical Competence in either Audiology or Speech-Language Pathology and are licensed by New York State.


The Center has five therapy rooms, one diagnostic-classroom-observation room and a full audiology suite, all equipped with remote video observation and recording capabilities. A student preparation room is available and is well stocked with testing and therapy materials. Students have access the state-of-the-art equipment. A computer laboratory with Internet access is located in the Center.

The Speech-Language and Hearing Center attracts a large and varied caseload from the community and receives referrals from multiple resources. All supervisors of the students hold the American Speech-Language- Hearing Association Certificate of Clinical Competence in either Audiology or Speech-Language Pathology and are licensed by New York State. Our network of external clinical practicum sites is extensive and offers a wide variety of opportunities, including major hospitals, rehabilitation centers, nursing homes, preschools, public schools, and private practices.

The Center is a part of the Department of Communication Disorders and operates on a not-for-profit basis. Members of the community are charged nominal fees for the services available at the Center.

Speech and Hearing Teachers Intstruct ChildrenFor more information contact:
Speech-Language and Hearing Center
State University of New York at New Paltz
Humanities 14A
1 Hawk Drive, Suite 6
New Paltz, New York 12561-2440
Telephone: (845) 257-3600, Fax: (845) 257-3605