The department of Communication Disorders at the State University of New York at New Paltz is dynamic and student centered. Our faculty strives for excellence in teaching as well as research. Outstanding clinical training is provided in our on-site Speech-Language and Hearing Center, which has a large, varied caseload and state-of-the-art equipment. Our network of external clinical practicum sites is extensive and offers a variety of opportunities, including hospitals, rehabilitation centers, nursing homes, preschools, public schools, and private practices.
The department offers the following programs:
- An undergraduate major in communication disorders that prepares students for graduate study in speech-language pathology, audiology, or related areas.
- An undergraduate minor in deaf studies that may be completed by students in any major.
- A post-baccalaureate prerequisite certificate program for students who intend to apply to graduate programs in communication disorders, but have completed a major in a different field.
- A graduate program in communication disorders with two concentrations: speech-language pathology and speech and language disabilities. The graduate program is registered as licensure-qualifying in New York State and is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard #310, Rockville, MD 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700. The graduate concentration in speech and language disabilities also leads to a New York State initial certificate as a Teacher of Students with Speech and Language Disabilities (TSSLD).
Wendy Bower, M.S., CCC-SLP, Chair
Department of Communication Disorders
1 Hawk Drive
New Paltz, NY 12561-2440
Department office phone: 845-257-3620