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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 accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and is registered as licensure-qualifying in New York State. The graduate concentration in Speech and Language Disabilities also leads to a NYS 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