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Communication Disorders

Welcome to Communication Disorders!

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:

  • 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).


Contact the department

Wendy Bower, M.S., CCC-SLP, Chair

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Department of Communication Disorders
Humanities 14A
1 Hawk Drive
New Paltz, NY 12561-2440
Department office phone: 845-257-3620
Fax: 845-257-3605