Communication Sciences & Disorders
The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders offers a pre-professional undergraduate program in Communication Sciences and Disorders, and a graduate program in Speech-Language Pathology. The department is committed to advancing the study of human communication sciences and disorders within a culturally and linguistically diverse society.
Intellectual growth is promoted through the recognition and expression of multiple theoretical, cultural, and individual perspectives. The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders fosters respect for diversity and a commitment to serve individuals with communication problems.
National Student Speech Language and Hearing Association (NYSLLHA)
NSSLHA is the pre-professional national organization for master’s candidates and undergraduate students interested in the study of normal and disordered human communication behavior. The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at LIU Brooklyn has established a Speech-Language-Hearing Society as a local chapter of the NSSLHA. All speech majors are encouraged to apply for membership. The Speech-Language-Hearing Society will serve as a forum for discussion of issues both in the Speech Pathology program at LIU and in the field itself. It will also serve as a network between students, faculty and practitioners.
Any student desiring membership into the Speech-Language-Hearing Society should register with the recording secretary before a general meeting. NSSLHA application forms can also be
obtained from the recording secretary or in the department office.
Distinctions of the LIU Brooklyn speech-language pathology program:
- Accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard, #310, Rockville, MD 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700.
- Students earn experience evaluating and treating patients from our community at the Downtown Brooklyn Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic, located on campus.
- Faculty and students speak many languages, including Spanish, Russian, Arabic, Chinese, enabling them to serve bilingual and ELL children as well as adults with speech disorders.
- Opportunities for research, certification, and licensure in various specialty areas that directly lead to job placement.
The master’s of science program in speech -language pathology at Long Island University’s Brooklyn Campus has been placed on probation 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, MD 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700. A program on probation is not currently in full compliance with the accreditation standards. Programs on probation remain accredited but must demonstrate compliance with the standards within one year.
CAA publishes notice of its accreditation actions, including the basis for the decisions, for all final accreditation decisions resulting from a comprehensive review (applications for candidacy, initial accreditation, or re-accreditation) or that affect an accreditation status (e.g., accredited to accredited-on probation). Recent decisions can be accessed online at http://caa.asha.org/programs/accreditation-decisions/ .