Communication Disorders

Communication Disorders
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About the Program

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 Master of Science (M.S.) education program in Communication Disorders at SUNY New Paltz 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, Maryland 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700. 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).

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 Dr. Wendy Bower

Wendy Bower, Ph.D., Chair

Department of Communication Disorders
Humanities Building (HUM), Room 9B
1 Hawk Drive
New Paltz, NY 12561-2440
Department phone: 845-257-3620
Fax: 845-257-3605