The clinic has two audiometric sound suites, complete with the latest equipment. One room is designed for in depth hearing evaluation of adult patients, ranging from standard pure-tone, speech, and immittance measurements to hearing aid, electrophysiological, and central auditory evaluations. The second suite is equipped to evaluate children's hearing. A third area is dedicated to immittance and otoacoustic emission audiometry. A hearing aid room is used for acoustic analysis of hearing aids, hearing aid modifications, and hearing aid fitting and dispensing. A new facility for electronystagmography has been added for evaluating patients and training audiology students in aspects of inner ear and balance disorders. Facilities are available for auditory training of clients who have auditory perception and/or hearing problems. A room is equipped for students' use in practicing with audiometric equipment and carrying out clinical exercises associated with their coursework. A newly established Tinnitus Clinic offers assessment and treatment for those who experience chronic and debilitating ringing in their ears.
The clinic consists of ten individual or small-group treatment rooms and adjoining observation booths. Each treatment room is equipped with a video camera/audio system, that enables both remote videotaping and indirect supervision/monitoring from a central control room. A fully equipped preschool room houses our innovative language-based preschool program. The room has numerous manipulative toys and learning supplies that make it possible to create a wide range of naturalistic play experiences with young children. An adult group-therapy room, complete with kitchen, dining, and living room areas, lends itself to creating functional learning opportunities for groups of adult clients with aphasia, aural rehabilitation needs, laryngectomies, fluency disorders, and other communicative disorders, and for those enrolled in parent counseling programs.
DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNICATIVE DISORDERS AND SCIENCES
Initial Certification Requirements for
New York State Teacher of Students with Speech and Language Disabilities
(NY State Education Department does not require United States citizenship or permanent resident status for the initial certificate. Citizenship or permanent residency is required for permanent or professional certification.)
Graduate students in the CDS Speech-Language Pathology (M.A.)program must accumulate a total of 400 clock hours of clinical practicum. Hours must include 25 hours of observation and 375 hours of direct provision of services. Only clinic hours acquired through an ASHA accredited institution may be counted toward this total. Students who have completed practicum hours as part of their undergraduate degree are allowed to count up to 50 of those hours toward the required 375 hours of direct clinical service.