Communication Disorders

SLHC - Information for Students
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The mission of the Speech Language and Hearing Center 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 Center provides resources to the community and a venue for the clinical education of students. Students participate in clinical service delivery following current professional standards and ethical guidelines.

Clinical Excellence

Students begin their clinical practice experience at the Center observing, and later working hands-on, side-by-side with faculty and professional SUNY New Paltz supervisors. Clinical experience in the Center is integrated closely with coursework, allowing students to directly apply classroom learning in the immediate setting.



Speech clinic group seated around table

Continuing Center experience provides students with the confidence and skills they need to be successful in clinical practice off-campus, with our partner schools, hospitals, and private providers. Involvement in the Center enriches both the clients and the students, and paves the way for students to become fully certified and licensed professionals.

A Message to Students

Dr. Jana Losey    

Hello Students,

The Speech-Language and Hearing Center is a University-based community clinic. We offer diagnostics, therapy and audiological services to all ages. As a student, you will have the opportunity to evaluate and treat a variety of diagnoses, collaborate with your supervisors and other students, and develop professional skills that you will use throughout your career. The Center is your first step in becoming a well-rounded speech pathologist; it is the place where you will develop no only clinical skills, but awareness of client dynamics and perspective.

Take advantage of the interaction and feedback from your clinical supervisors and don't feel that you have to get it right the first time. Ask any accomplished SLP professional which they learned more from, the things they did perfectly, or the things they could have done better, and you will find that the latter has the most to offer. Have confidence in yourself and your ability to learn and you will be successful. -Dr. Jana Losey, Instructor and Former Director, SUNY Speech-Language and Hearing Center



Speech-Language and Hearing Center
State University of New York at New Paltz
Humanities Building, Room 9B
1 Hawk Drive
New Paltz, New York 12561-2440
Telephone: 845-257-3600, Fax: 845-257-3605