Speech-Language pathoLogy & audioLogy
Why choose this field? There is an increasing demand for speech-language pathologists and audiologists.
One out of every twenty people suffers from a communication disorder.
The field affords great flexibility regarding clinical population served, work place settings and work schedules.
The profession offers challenging and rewarding career opportunities with competitive salaries.
The NYC Department of Education will finance the masters degree leading to SLP licensure for those that qualify.
Curriculum Highlights: Anatomy and Physiology The cognitive and physiological mechanisms used to communicate
Phonetics How speech sounds are produced and the acoustic characteristics of those sounds
Linguistics The form (grammar), content (semantics) and use (pragmatics) of language
Development The development of the speech, language, and motor skills used in communication
Rehabilitation & Training How treatment and education plans are designed for adults and children with speech-language disorders and learning disabilities
MMC student running a clinical session
What is Speech-Language Pathology?Speech-language pathology is the study of communication disorders.
Speech-language pathologists (SLPs) are also know as Speech Pathologists or Speech Therapists.
SLPs assess, diagnose, and treat disorders of communication and dysfunction of the anatomical and physiological mechanisms of communication. SLPs work with persons with concerns such as:
SLPs can work in settings such as:
What is Audiology?Audiology is the study of hearing and hearing disorders.
Audiologists assess, diagnose and treat hearing deficits and disorders.
Audiologists perform many tasks such as:
Autism Strokes Laryngeal Cancer Learning Disabilities Vocal Nodules/Polyps Paralyzed Vocal Folds
Dysphagia (feeding problems)
Cerebral Palsy Brain Tumors Downs Syndrome Hearing Deficits
Dyslexia Stuttering Issues A desire for polished
Hospitals Schools Corporations Universities Clinics
Private Practice Nursing Homes Research Laboratories Rehabilitation Centers
Hearing testing Auditory rehabilitation Fitting and dispensing
Hearing conservation education Writing education programs for the
hearing impaired Consulting with cochlear implant patients
What Have Our Students Said About Our Program?
The Speech Language Pathology department at MMC is a positive nurturing environment. Every professor and staff member always provided the time to advise and encourage me at every step on my way to graduate school. Marymount is committed to promoting confidence in each student that walks through the door.
Christina Foster 08
I found a perfect fit in Marymount Manhattan College. The Communication Sciences and Disorders Department far exceeded my expectations. As a student preparing for graduate school, the coursework provided an excellent introduction and foundation in the field of speech-language pathology. After a 10 year hiatus, I was apprehensive about returning to school, but the faculty were inspiring and supportive. I received unparalleled guidance in navigating the grad school application process. Marymount is the perfect choice for pre-requisite coursework in speech-language pathology.
Elizabeth Brown, Pre-requisite Student
I love how, right in my freshman year, I was able to dive into the major. Ive learned more in less than a year than I thought I could, and because of how hands-on the program is here, it has kept me very interested! The small and intimate classroom setting has allowed for me to develop meaningful relationships with professors and fellow students and I know that they will continue well into my future. I feel so relieved to know that I have teachers and friends who want me to succeed, and I know I wouldnt feel this way if I were at any other college.
Catrina Hughes 10
My time at MMC was so special to me. That is where I met great friends, inspiring teachers, and took classes that are allowing me to pursue a new and exciting career!
Tesy Mitchell, Pre-requisite student
Why choose MMC?The Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology program at Marymount ManhattanCollege is unique among undergraduate programs. At MMC Students:
Do clinical practica in the in-house clinic and the field. Can obtain the New York State TSLLD certificate all clinicians need to provide services to school children. Students in other programs must do this certification concurrently with their masters program work. Satisfy the prerequisites needed to enter a masters program for licensure and certification to practice speech-language pathology or audiology. Can work with their TSSLD Certificate while they pursue graduate study. Receive individual attention from internationally acclaimed and accomplished faculty and clinical staff. Have exceptional opportunities to fine tune their educations, do internships, independent studies, conduct research and pursue other opportunities to enhance their resume for life and graduate school.
The Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology program MMC hosts a chapterof The National Student Speech, Language & Hearing Association (NSSLHA).This student run organization allows our students to:
Explore the field with greater breadth. Interact with professionals in the field through conventions, lectures, field trips, and meetings. Hone leadership and group organizational skills. Experience service learning via fundraising and volunteer efforts for various charities.
MMC students observing clinical sessions
Alumnae/iAndrea Lendaris, 99Ms. Lendaris pursued the Masters of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology at Columbia University and received her Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology from the America Speech-Language & Hearing Association. Ms. Lendaris works with adult patients performing fiberoptic evaluation of swallowing, videofluoroscopic swallow studies, laryngectomy voice rehabilitation, and neurological rehabilitation for aphasia and cognitive linguistic deficits. She also has served as both clinical supervisor in the MMC in-house clinic and as adjunct faculty.
Brandi Odell Singaram, 00Dr. Singaram pursued the Masters of Audiology at St. Johns University and completed her Doctorate in Audiology at Arizona School of Health Sciences. She works as an audiologist in the New York City Department of Education and in private practice. Dr. Singaram specializes in diagnosing hearing impairments and in recommending and dispensing hearing aids and assistive listening devices. She also serves as a clinical supervisor in MMC in-house clinic.
Margaret T. Kamowski Shakibai, 01Dr. Shakibai entered the Doctoral Program in Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences at the CUNY Graduate Center following her studies at MMC. She earned a Masters and Doctor of Philosophy degree, has done research in neurophysiology and language disorders and has served as an adjunct faculty member at MMC. She is presently completing the requirements for the clinical degree in speech-language pathology at William Patterson University.
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For More Information:For further information on the Communication Sciences & Disorders program contact Dr. Ann Jablon, Department Chair, at 212-774-0725. For further information on admissions, financial aid, and housing, contact the Office of Admission at 1-800-MARYMOUNT/212-517-0430 or email@example.com.
MMC students assisting Dr. Singaram in hearing testing