Communication Sciences and Disorders

M.A. in Speech-Language Pathology


Imagine the satisfaction of helping a child overcome chronic stuttering or assisting a stroke patient to improve overall speech intelligibility and communication skills. With the specialized, advanced training provided by the 58-credit Master of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology you will be equipped for a career diagnosing and treating a wide range of speech, language, swallowing and hearing disorders. 

The Master of Arts program in speech-language pathology at LIU Post is designed to mentor and educate students to become competent, caring, qualified and accountable speech-language pathologists who in turn will be well equipped to serve clients in a culturally and linguistically diverse society. Our mission is to provide students with a comprehensive program, built upon a sound theoretical foundation in speech, language and hearing sciences, in which clinical skill development is integrated. Educational and clinical experiences will be guided by a strong adherence to evidence based practice.  Strong clinical reasoning, decision making, and communication skills will be developed through training and supervised practice.  Students will be required to demonstrate high standards of competency and ethical conduct within the scope of professional practice. An important element in our training of MA candidates includes inter-professional educational opportunities where students can learn from and work closely with other disciplines. We seek to guide our students through the program by providing advisement, instruction, as well as clinical and intellectual challenges. Our program goals are both formative and summative in accordance with standards of our professional accrediting organization, the Counsel of Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology. Upon completion of the program our students will be prepared to function in our pluralistic society as speech-language pathologists working alongside allied health professionals and educators in a variety of settings serving the needs of children and adults throughout the lifespan.

Courses examine all facets of the field, including: voice, stuttering, motor speech and swallowing disorders; aural rehabilitation; language impairments and neurogenic communication disorders through the lifespan. Central to your training will be 4 clinical practica: the first two in the on- campus clinic, the 3rd in a school setting, and the 4th in a hospital, rehabilitation center or other adult facility. If the student follows their plan to study as initially established, attends full time and satisfactorily completes all classes, the program is usually completed in two to 2 1/2 years inclusive of summers.

The master’s education program in speech- language pathology at LIU Post is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA), 2200 Research Boulevard, #310, Rockville MD 20850, (800) 498-2071 or (301) 296-5700. As a prerequisite for admittance, and undergraduate degree in a communication sciences and disorders is preferred, but a background in another area will be considered. In addition to ASHA certification, the program meets the requirements for New York State licensure and New York State teacher certification.

All applicants to the Master of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology program must complete the Common Application at CSDCAS. 


CSDCAS Applicant Portal Linkhttps://csdcas.liaisoncas.com/applicant-ux/#/login

Admission is for the fall semester only.  The LIU Post CSDCAS Deadline is February 1. Applicants must have a complete application by the deadline date posted. A complete application requires that the application is e-submitted and all transcripts, and payments, have been received by CSDCAS. Documents should be sent to CSDCAS several weeks prior to the deadline date to ensure all items arrive on time. 

CSDCAS Customer Service is available Monday thru Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Phone: 617-612-2030
Email: csdcasinfo@csdcas.org
Address (All official transcripts MUST be sent to CSDCAS at the address below):

CSDCAS Verification Department
P.O. Box 9113
Watertown, MA 02471

Note: CSDCAS posts Frequently Asked Questions on the applicant portal, which can be accessed even before an application is created. Please read the FAQs before submitting your application.




Admissions Requirements

Applicants to the Master of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology will complete the Common Application at CSDCAS. 

CSDCAS Applicant Portal Link

CSDCAS Customer Service Information 

CSDCAS Customer Service is available Monday thru Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Phone: 617-612-2030
Email: csdcasinfo@csdcas.org
Address (All official transcripts MUST be sent to CSDCAS at the address below):
CSDCAS Verification Department
P.O. Box 9113
Watertown, MA 02471

Admission is for the fall semester only.  The LIU Post CSDCAS Deadline in February 1.  Applicants must have a complete application by the deadline date posted. A complete application requires that the application is e-submitted and all transcripts, and payments, have been received by CSDCAS. Documents should be sent to CSDCAS several weeks prior to the deadline date to ensure all items arrive on time. 
Visit the Submitting an Application for Admission page for additional information.

Candidates for the Master of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology must have completed the following prerequisites:

SPE 51 Phonetics of English 3
SPE 63 Introduction to Linguistics and Language Acquisition 3
SPE 82 Introduction to Speech Science 3
SPE 84 Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech and Hearing Mechanism 3
SPE 90 Introduction to Audiology 3
SPE 93 Speech  Pathology 1 3
 SPE 94 Speech Pathology 2 3
EDU 15A Psychological Perspectives: Teaching and Learning 
or
EDU700A Psychological Foundations of Education
3
EDU 703 Child Development 3

Each applicant’s academic background and training will be evaluated to determine if he or she needs to complete any prerequisite courses. Prerequisite work will not count toward the 58-credit master’s degree requirements. For admission to the program, an undergraduate degree in communication sciences and disorders is preferred, but a background in other areas will be considered along with prerequisite work required before the master’s program.
Admission is restricted and requires a general undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 and 3.0 average in the major area. In addition, there is a GRE requirement of 150 in Math, 150 in Verbal and 4.0 in Writing.
The program requires completion of at least 58 master’s-level credits. The degree candidate selects either a thesis (additional 3 credits) or comprehensive examination option to complete.
During the four-semester sequence of clinical practica, students will not be able to work full-time. These courses require a minimum of two days per week and may be a full-time commitment.


Accreditation

ACCREDITATION & PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS



ACCREDITATION
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
ASHA is the professional, scientific, and credentialing association for speech-language pathologists, audiologists, and speech, language, and hearing scientists in the United States and internationally. Newly admitted students receive information regarding ASHA certification at the orientation meeting at the beginning of each semester. Additional literature about ASHA certification is always available in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders office. Clinical seminars provide ongoing information pertaining to ASHA certification, the ASHA Code of Ethics. Any specific questions pertaining to ASHA certification may be addressed with the Chairperson and faculty members in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders or visit www.asha.org for further information.

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

National Student Speech-Language - Hearing Association (NSSLHA)
The National Student Speech Language and Hearing Association is a pre-professional organization for undergraduate and graduate students in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, and related majors. The organization, which has chapters throughout the country, is involved with sponsoring activities at the ASHA conventions, planning drives to raise money for clinical and academic events, informing students about current issues and events in the profession and much more. Membership in NSSLHA provides students with substantially discounted rates for all ASHA journals, and for the initial cost of professional membership.

New York State Speech-Language - Hearing Association (NYSSLHA)
The New York State Speech-Language-Hearing Association acts as advocate for educational programs, promotes master’s level entry into our field and lobbies for reimbursement and autonomy of professionals in our field. Further, the Association sponsors scholarships, workshops, seminars and the annual convention. Students are encouraged to join our state association at a reduced fee. Join, and reap the benefits.

Long Island Speech-Language-Hearing Association (LISHA)
The Long Island Speech-Language-Hearing Association, is the largest regional speech-language-hearing association in the country. The Association provides its members with opportunities for increasing knowledge in communication sciences and disorders and promotes high professional standards for its members. It encourages student membership, sponsors numerous conferences each year, and is a local advocate for many professional issues.

Course Descriptions

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

SPE 601 Neuroanatomy of the Speech/Language and Hearing Mechanism
This course is designed to provide the student with a working knowledge of the anatomical landmarks of the central nervous system, its physiology, and those pathological disorders which are speech/language/hearing specific. Its goal is to familiarize the student with basic brain behaviors. It is particularly useful to those students who choose to work with neurologically impaired children and adults.
Prerequisite: SPE 84, SPE 82
Fall, 3 Credits
SPE 610 Speech Science
This course provides an overview of acoustics and speech production with an emphasis on the acoustic phonetic analysis of the speech signal. Laboratory exercises provide hands-on experience that integrates theory with clinical practice.
Prerequisite: SPE 51, SPE 84 and SPE 82 
Fall and Spring, 3 Credits
SPE 620 Clinical Methods and Focused Observation in Speech-Language Pathology
This one credit seminar provides students in Speech-Language Pathology with an introduction to clinical methods used in prevention, evaluation and treatment of communication and related disorders across the life span. Students have an opportunity to observe sessions in the Ladge Speech and Hearing Center, and participate in lectures, videotape analysis, seminar participation and role playing to better understand the thought process for session planning and administration. 
Experiences are supervised by the clinic director and supervisory staff. The seminar class focuses on the review and discussion of theoretical and procedural information as well as clinical observations. The class is designed to prepare students for SPE 625 in which they will be engaged in direct clinical interactions. 
1 credit
SPE 625 Introduction to Clinical Practice in Speech-Language Pathology
This course provides the graduate student in speech-language pathology with an overview of the evaluation and therapeutic process with a limited amount of hands-on clinical experience. The course covers fundamental concepts in client - clinician interaction, the clinical process, clinical vocabulary, and the supervisory process. Students participate in lecture seminar, clinical observation and therapy as well as analysis of clinical sessions. Lecture for one hour weekly plus observation and directly supervised clinical interaction with one to three clients over the semester in the Ladge Speech and Hearing Center is included. Forty hours of observation (15 hours must be at the Ladge Speech and Hearing Center) is required prior to registration for this class.
Every Semester, 2 Credits
SPE 626 Practicum in Diagnostic Evaluation of Communication Disorders
This supervised clinical practicum is offered in conjunction with SPE 633, Diagnostic Procedures in Speech Language Pathology. It provides students with hands-on experience in screening and evaluation of children and adults with communication disorders.
Every Semester, 1 Credit
SPE 627 Practicum in Audiology
This course is designed to fulfill Audiology Practicum hours for Speech Pathology Master of Arts Degree. The practicum is completed through observation and some participation of the Audiology and Aural Rehabilitation services conducted at the Ladge Speech and Hearing Center. A total of 35 hours is required: at least 15 hours related to Diagnostic Audiology and at least 15 hours related to Aural Rehabilitation and the remaining five hours in either of the above. The course focuses on Audiology and Aural Rehabilitation testing techniques, client-professional interaction, appropriate management of client cases, etc.
Prerequisite: SPE 90
Every Semester, 1 Credit
SPE 628 Clinical Practicum in Speech-Language Pathology I
This course is a hands-on experience in providing evaluation and treatment directly supervised by the Communication Sciences and Disorders faculty and clinic staff in the C.W. Post Campus Ladge Speech and Hearing Center. Seminar once a week to discuss clients, clinical procedures, and professional issues includes the ASHA current Code of Ethics, licensure and C.C.C.
Prerequisites: SPE 625, SPE 685, SPE 687 (1 complete, 1 concurrent), SPE 689
Every Semester, 2 Credits
SPE 629 Clinical Practicum in Speech-Language Pathology II (optional)
Additional hands-on experience in evaluation and treatment is directly supervised by the Communication Sciences and Disorders faculty in the Ladge Speech and Hearing Center. There is a seminar once a week to discuss clients and clinical procedures.
Prerequisite: SPE 632
Every Semester, 1 to 3 Credits
SPE 631 Clinical Practicum in Speech-Language Pathology IV
This course provides clinical experience with adults, in off-site facilities including hospitals, rehabilitation centers, and developmental disability centers. Supervision is provided by qualified personnel at off-campus affiliated sites.
Prerequisite: SPE 625, SPE 628, SPE 633, SPE 685, SPE 686 or SPE 691
Every Semester, 3 Credits
SPE 632/EDU 925 Practicum in a School Setting
This practicum is designed to partially fulfill requirements for the Teacher of Children with Speech-Language Disabilities. The student becomes familiar with all aspects of the administration of speech/language services in a school and gradually assumes responsibility for caseload management.
Prerequisite: SPE 628, SPE 633
Every Semester, 3 Credits
SPE 633 Diagnostic Procedures in Speech-Language Pathology
This course covers assessment procedures, formulation of diagnostic impressions, and development of recommendations. Initial therapeutic goals are taught through a combination of lecture, observation and participation in diagnostic sessions. Diagnostic principles and procedures including interviewing, testing and report writing are stressed. 
Prerequisite: SPE 685, SPE 687 (1 complete, 1 concurrent)
Fall and Spring, 3 Credits
SPE 680 Swallowing Disorders in Children and Adults for the Speech- Language Pathologist
This course will present the anatomy and physiology of normal and disordered oral feeding and swallowing, in infants, pre-school, and school aged children as well as adults. Emphasis will be on medical, cognitive and behavioral issues related to the etiology, diagnosis and treatment of dysphagia. Topics will include evaluation and treatment of oral feeding and swallowing disorders in the home, medical setting, and the classroom. Methods of technological assessment including modified barium swallow studies, flexible endoscopic evaluation of swallowing will also be presented.
Prerequisites: SPE 601, SPE 685
Fall, 3 Credits
SPE 682 Voice Disorders
This course is a study of the disorders of voice and the interrelated structural, physiological, psychological and cultural factors causing aphonias and dysphonias. Diagnosis and therapy for various problems of intonation, pitch intensity and quality as well as therapy for the laryngectomy in esophageal speech is included.
Fall, 3 Credits
SPE 684 Stuttering
The course covers the major theories and research on the etiology and development of stuttering. The study of therapeutic principles and procedures for children and adults are stressed.
Prerequisites: SPE 601
Spring, 3 Credits
SPE 685 Aphasia and Related Disorders
This course presents the physical, theoretical and etiological considerations pertaining to aphasia and related disorders including dysarthria and cognitive impairments. Diagnostic and therapeutic approaches are studied.
Prerequisite: SPE 601
Spring, 3 Credits
SPE 687 Phonological and Articulation Disorders in Children
This course familiarizes the graduate student of speech/language pathology with the research in normal phonological development and its application to the assessment and treatment of phonologically impaired children. Phonological disorders are characterized with respect to recent developments in the field of linguistics, specifically in terms of distinctive features, phonological rules, and processes.
Prerequisite: SPE 601, SPE 610, SPE 689 or SPE 690 
(1 complete, 1 concurrent)
Fall and Spring, 3 Credits
SPE 689 Language Disorders in Children and Adolescents
Normal acquisition of language is reviewed as a baseline for identifying language and learning disorders and delays. Characteristic features of speech and language in the language disordered child will be covered. Assessment procedures including standardized tests and language sample analysis will be emphasized. Strategies of intervention and implementation of functional therapy programs will be discussed. Units include interdisciplinary views of the child with speech, language, and communication challenges; issues in speech, language, communication; social-emotional and cognitive development related to specific language impairment, pervasive developmental delay, autism, mental retardation, language learning disabilities, ADD and ADHD, multicultural populations and the non-verbal child. 
Fall, 3 Credits
SPE 690 School-Based Language Intervention for the Speech-Language Pathologist
This course will enable graduate students in speech-language pathology (SLP) to apply the fundamentals learned in the normal and disordered processes of speech, language and hearing to the classroom setting. SLP students will be challenged to question more traditional school-based clinical practices, such as relying on intervention conducted in separate settings, in light of an increased call for collaboration between regular and special educators and SLPs in the classroom. They will learn to serve the communicative needs of their clients through curriculum-based assessments and intervention.
Fall and Spring, 3 Credits
SPE 691 Motor Speech Disorders in Children and Adults
This course will provide graduate students in speech-language pathology with a comprehensive understanding regarding the nature and treatment of motor speech disorders that may result from: stroke, head trauma, progressive neurological diseases, cerebral palsy, developmental apraxia of speech, and developmental dysarthria. Visual and auditory aids including, power point, overheads, slides, as well as audio/video recordings, will be utilized.
Spring, 3 Credits
SPE 692 Aural Rehabilitation
This course provides the graduate student in speech pathology with a broad understanding of the principle theories and methodologies currently applied in aural rehabilitation of hearing impaired persons. The hearing aid as an instrument of rehabilitation is described as well as other assistive listening devices. Also included are techniques of speech reading and auditory training.
Prerequisite: SPE 90
Spring, 3 Credits
SPE 700 Independent Study in Speech-Language Pathology
SPE 707 Research Problems in Speech-Language Pathology
This course provides students with an understanding of scientific methodology in communication sciences and disorders and information important to the development of skills necessary for critical evaluation of research. Students will be exposed to the research process through the development and implementation of a group project culminating in a presentation of findings at a departmental colloquium.
Fall, Spring, 3 Credits
SPE 708 Thesis Seminar
This course covers the preparation of the thesis. The completed thesis must be approved by a committee, and the writer must undergo an oral examination. Enrollment is restricted to students whose projects have been approved by the Speech and Hearing faculty. This course may replace the comprehensive examination.
Fall, Spring, 3 Credits

ELECTIVES


SPE 634 Practical Applications of State Standards for School-Based Speech Language Pathologists (originally SPE 908A)

This course will provide graduate students with the knowledge of practical applications for the school based Teacher of Students with Speech and Language Disabilities. This course will focus on who, what, where, why and how to effectively work in schools. Areas to be addressed will include: organizational procedures: caseload determination, scheduling, writing IEP’s, therapy strategies, literacy, teacher consultations and workshops plus professional and administrative responsibilities.
SPE 634 on occasion 3 credits
SPE 681 Language Disorders in Severe Developmental Disabilities and Autism
The elective course covers the presentation of the linguistic characteristics of people with Mental Retardation and with Autism. The course emphasizes diagnosis, identification, intervention along with the social, emotional and cognitive aspects of language development. A functional communicative approach to language is taught. Augmentative communication and the use of technology is covered.
Prerequisite: SPE 601
Spring, 3 Credits
SPE 694 Communication-Based Intervention for Infants and Toddlers
This course involves students in a critical study of recent trends and materials for young language impaired infants and toddlers, birth through age three. Special attention is given to developmental approaches and mainstreaming.
Prerequisites: SPE 601, SPE 610, SPE 689 (concurrent)
Summer Session I, 3 Credits
SPE 695 Assessment and Management of Hearing Loss in Children
This three credit elective graduate offering will provide students with an understanding of the relationship between hearing in children and the development of speech and language. The acquisition of language is linked, through auditory stimulation, to a critical period within the first few years of a child’s life. The presence of hearing loss from birth or within the early developmental years may contribute to significant delays in speech and language. The early identification of hearing loss is crucial in order to take the (re)habilitation steps necessary to provide auditory stimulation. Practitioners in speech-language pathology and audiology must be aware of the relationship between hearing and speech/language development and be prepared to face the challenges presented when working with a child who has a hearing loss. The purpose of this course is to introduce the student to the early development of auditory behaviors, the assessment of hearing in infants and children, audiological assessment of central auditory processing, and the impact of hearing loss on speech, language and learning.
SPE 695 On occasion 3 credits
EDU 813 Methods and Materials in Speech-Language Pathology

This course will introduce school-based speech-language pathology practices as a learning experience. Students will learn to interface effectively with teachers and other personnel in the schools. Students will explore curriculum and the underpinning components of speech-language development and the impact of speech-language difficulties and differences on children’s ability to listen, speak, read, and write. Service delivery models including classroom collaboration and consultation will be presented using constructionist techniques and authentic materials.
Summer, 3 Credits


Degree Requirements

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

Courses Credits
SPE 601 Neuroanatomy 3
SPE 610 Speech Science 3
SPE633 Diagnostic Procedures in Speech-Language Pathology 3
SPE 680 Swallowing Disorders in Children and Adults for the SLP 3
SPE 682 Voice Disorders 3
SPE 684 Stuttering 3
SPE 685 Aphasia and Related Disorder 3
SPE 691 Neuromotor Communication Disorders 3
SPE 687 Phonological and articulation Disorders in Children 3
SPE 689 Language Disorders in Children and Adolescents 3
SPE 690 School-Based Language Intervention for the Speech-Language Pathologist 3
SPE 692 Aural Rehabilitation 3
SPE 707 Research Problems in Speech - Language Pathology 3
EDU 613 Methods and Materials or 3
SPE 634 PASS: Practical Application of State Standards for School Based Speech - Language Pathologists 3
SPE 620 Clinical methods and Focused Observation sin Speech-Language Pathology 1
SPE 625 Introduction to Clinical Practice in Speech-Language Pathology 2
SPE 626 Practicum in Diagnostic Evaluation of Communication Disorders 1
SPE 627 Practicum in Audiology 1
SPE 628 Clinical Practicum I: In-House 2
SPE 629 Clinical Practicum II: Remedial 1-3 *
SPE 631 Clinical Practicum: Practicum in an Adult Setting 3
SPE 632 Clinical Practicum in a School Setting 3
* When deemed necessary by faculty

CHOOSE ONE OF THE FOLLOWING ELECTIVES:

Courses Credits
SPE 681 Language Disorders in Severe Developmental Disabilities and Autism 3
SPE 694 Communication Based Intervention for Infants and Toddlers 3

Clinical Experience

CLINICAL EXPERIENCE

Clinical education in speech-language pathology emphasizes clinical mentoring designed to develop an increasing degree of clinical competency and self-evaluation in our graduate clinicians and future professionals. During the practicum sequence students acquire the necessary skills to provide speech, language, hearing, swallowing, communication and related services. Each student begins their clinical experience with a pre-clinic course followed by two semesters at the Ladge Speech and Hearing Center, where they provide a full range of diagnostic and therapeutic services for clients across the lifespan.  Students then complete two outside clinical placements where they continue to develop their clinical competency and skills.


OUTSIDE PLACEMENTS
Outside placements are arranged by students by faculty during the clinical sequence. We have a variety of affiliations available which gives the student the opportunity to expand their clinical knowledge and growth outside of our in-house clinic.
STUDENT VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
  • Conversational Partners
  • Extended Day Aphasia Center
  • Dysphasia program at a skilled nursing facility 
  • Lots to Say
  • PLANS

 


FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions


Does LIU Post require supplemental applications?
LIU Post does not require a supplemental application.

Does LIU Post require an essay?
The only essay required for the LIU Post application is the one requested by the CSDCAS application.You will be asked to describe the personal qualities and experiences that make you well suited to the profession of speech-language pathology.

Does LIU Post require letters of recommendation?
LIU Post requires 3 letters of recommendation.  Letters of recommendation should be sent directly to CSDCAS and are accepted electronically ONLY.  The applicant must provide a valid email address when filling out the reference section. 

Does LIU Post require GRE scores?
LIU Post requires GRE scores. The code for submitting GRE scores for your LIU Post CSDCAS application is 1866.

If I’ve take the GRE in the past, can I submit those scores rather than retake the exam?
LIU Post will accept test scores within a 5-year period.

If I have taken courses at more than one university, do I need to send CSDCAS all my transcripts?
Yes, an official transcript for EVERY institution you attended must be sent to CSDCAS, even if the courses and transfer credits are listed on your primary institution’s transcript. This includes courses taken in study abroad programs, if the grades are not reflected on your primary transcript. CSDCAS will not release your application to LIU Post until they receive all official transcripts.  Advanced Placement test scores and transcripts for college courses taken during high school are not required.

If I’ve applied to LIU Post in the past, must I apply through CSDCAS for this September and must I submit all new transcripts, letters and scores?
Yes

Do you accept applications on a rolling basis?
No

Is there an additional fee for applying to LIU Post for the Speech Language Pathology program?
No, the only application fees are those charged by CSDCAS.


Does LIU Post require an interview?

Highly qualified candidates are invited to interview.  A spontaneous writing sample may be required at the time of the interview.

Are there worker opportunities?

Select opportunities to work within the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the Ladge Speech and Hearing Center or the academic office are available and may provide reimbursement of up to $5000 for the first year of graduate study.

Additional FAQ
CSDCAS posts Frequently Asked Questions on the applicant portal, which can be accessed even before an application is created via this link https://portal.csdcas.org/ 
Please read the FAQs before submitting your application.

Contact Us

Faculty and Staff 

Faculty 

Robert Domingo, Chair
Dr. Robert Domingo, a past president of the Long Island Speech-Language-Hearing Association and currently serving on the Board of Directors for the New York State Speech-Language-Hearing Association as Universities and Labs representative, is a certified and licensed speech-language pathologist. He teaches courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and supervises graduate clinicians in a hospital-based clinical practicum in Nassau County. His clinical background includes expertise in adult language habilitation and rehabilitation, motor speech disorders, neuroanatomy, autism and developmental disabilities, swallowing disorders, and alternative and augmentative communication; as well as pediatric language acquisition, phonology and articulation, and school-based language intervention.

Nassima Abdelli-Beruh 
Dr. Nassima Abdelli-Beruh is a speech scientist with a background in experimental and cognitive psychology. She has earned a Ph.D. in speech and hearing sciences from The Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY). She acquired a comprehensive background in psychology and neurophysiology at the University of Paris-X and Paris VI in France. She was an assistant professor at NYU for four years before joining the Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders at the C.W. Post Campus in September 2006. Since earning her Ph.D. in 2002, she has developed three research tracks: the first focuses on the production of the voicing contrast by Parisian French; the second is centered on the acoustic underpinnings of the rule of regressive voicing assimilation in French stops, with the aim to explore the phonology-phonetic interface; and the third explores the relationship between language and speech through a series of studies on the acoustic cues to the production and perception of idioms in Parisian French and American English.

John Amato Jr. is a speech-language pathologist with clinical and research experience in the areas of neurogenic-based communication and swallowing disorders in infants, children and adults. Areas of research have included oral motor and oral feeding disorders in preschool children with autism, language and play in preschool children with autism, language and socialization in children with Asperger Syndrome, syndrome identification in children with hypernasal speech disorders, swallowing disorders in Parkinson's disease, the use of sEMG in assessment and treatment of swallowing disorders, and the use of neuromuscular electrical stimulation in treatment of swallowing disorders in patients with head and neck cancer.

Margaret Laskowski

Dr. Margaret M. Laskowski is an ASHA certified and New York / New Jersey state licensed speech-language pathologist who serves as an Assistant Professor within the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Long Island University - Post.  Dr. Laskowski’s over 30 years of clinical experience is broad, serving clients on the continuum from infant to adults.

Lori Newman

Lori M. Newman is a certified and licensed speech-language pathologist who serves as the Assistant Clinic Director of the Ladge Speech and Hearing Center, as well as an Assistant Professor within the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at LIU Post. Her clinical background is in pediatrics with specialty areas in autism spectrum disorder and early childhood development. 

Dianne Slavin 
Disorders of Fluency, Post-Stroke Rehabilitation, Stuttering, Voice and Adult Language


Elizabeth Viccaro

J.M. Ladge Speech & Hearing Center
Joyce Rubenstein, Clinical Director 
Lori Newman, Assistant Clinical Director 
Lucia Larice, Ladge Manager
Myriam Joseph, Secretary 


Administration

Sherry Miller
Secretary
Phone: 516-299-2436
Email: sheryl.miller@liu.edu

Michael Giacalone
Enrollment Services Counselor 
Phone:516-299-2995
Email: Michael.Giacalone@liu.edu



CONTACT

College of Education, Information, and Technology
Dr. Albert Inserra, Dean
516-299-2210

post-educate@liu.edu