Speech and Hearing CenterClinic Director: Carolyn McCarthy
Graduate students' early clinical education takes place at the Lehman College Speech and Hearing Center. Graduate students complete two supervised clinical and diagnostic practica under the supervision of full-time faculty and experienced adjunct supervisors. All supervisors in the Speech and Hearing Center hold the American Speech-Language Hearing Association's Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology (CCC-SLP) and are licensed speech-language pathologists in the state of New York. Current information regarding a supervisor's licensure status is available to the public at the Office of the Professions-NYS Education Department.
As partial fulfillment of the requirements in SPV 430: Clinical Observation in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, undergraduate majors are provided with supervised observation of speech-language therapy sessions conducted by graduate students in the Speech and Hearing Center. Through this experience, students obtain the 25 observation hours required prior to enrollment in graduate clinical practicum coursework.
The Speech and Hearing Center is located on two floors in the Speech Building and has individual and group therapy rooms with observation areas for family and student observers, seminar rooms, and playrooms. All therapy rooms in the second floor clinic are equipped with desktop computers. The entire clinic is equipped with current technology, which permits video observation and recording of clinical sessions. A wireless audio system provides ongoing supervisor-student interaction. The Speech and Hearing Center houses the Voice and Speech Analysis and Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) laboratories.
The Speech and Hearing Center maintains a library that includes textbooks and periodicals that supplement the campus library where students have access to print and electronic journals and databases such as Academic Search Premiere, ERIC, LLBA, and MEDLINE.
Professional Services for Lehman College and the Bronx Community
The Speech and Hearing Center provides quality speech-language and audiological services to the community throughout the academic year at significantly reduced fees. Clients of the Speech and Hearing Center are evaluated and treated by graduate student clinicians under the direct supervision of a licensed and certified speech-language pathologist or audiologist. Funding from the annual CUNY United Way Campaign allows us to provide services at no-cost or for a greatly reduced fee to families who would otherwise be unable to afford services. Services are available Mondays through Thursdays during the academic year. The Center is closed during the summer.
Monday-Thursday 8 am-6 pm and Friday 8 am-5 pm
Speech-Language Therapy: Monday-Thursday 12-6 pm
Diagnostic Evaluations: Monday-Wednesday 6-9 pm and Thursday 4-9 pm
Last modified: Nov 13, 2012