SPEECH PATHOLOGY AND AUDIOLOGY
Professor Joseph Danto
The Speech Pathology and Audiology Program at Stern College for Women is an exciting baccalaureate degree program designed to prepare students for advanced graduate programs, with an ultimate goal of qualifying for national certification and appropriate licenses so that they may help children and adults with speech, language, voice, swallowing, balance and hearing disorders.
Speech pathology and/or audiology professionals work with the full range of communication disorders, from development of hearing, language learning and processing, balance, language and speech production, through the loss of these skills from trauma, disease or aging.
The courses at Stern College are presented sequentially, with a natural progression from basic sciences to clinical coursework introducing the tools for evaluative and rehabilitative strategies.
The program has an active Speech Pathology/Audiology Club that presents speakers on various topics, provides public information to the general school population and offers a forum from which our students can address other issues of interest.
There is also a nascent Speech Pathology/Audiology Journal, with material written, edited and published by students, adding to their own credentials and enhancing the Stern College experience.
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The mission of the Speech and Hearing Sciences Department is to prepare students for admission to advanced, graduate study in the fields of Speech Language Pathology and Audiology by helping a student develop a knowledge of the underlying anatomy, physiology, physics and philosophies of the speech, hearing and language mechanisms, their development and impairment.
Program Student Learning Goals
- Students will understand the normal development of language.
- Students will be able to evaluate basic language and hearing function.
- Students will be able to know basic anatomy and physiology of the speech/voice hearing. mechanisms.
- Students will be able to appreciate processes that impair these normal functions.
Yeshiva University is preparing to offer a Master of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology, and is seeking Candidacy status with the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. The program will lead to the Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology (CCC-SLP) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and licensure in the state of New York. The SLP graduate program has been approved by the State of New York. Enrollment of students will begin following Candidacy approval by CAA.
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