Applicants to the Master of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology will complete the Common Application at CSDCAS.
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Admission is for the fall and spring semesters. The LIU Post CSDCAS Deadline for fall is February 15th and for Spring it is December 1st. 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.
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Candidates for the Master of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology must have completed the following prerequisites or their equivalent.
|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 14 Historical, Philosophical and Sociological Foundations of Education
EDU 41A Nurturing Young Children's Development
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 minimum undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 and 3.0 average in the major area. In addition, a GRE requirement of 150 in Math, 150 in Verbal and 4.0 in Writing is preferred. An interview may also be required.
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 the program and prepare for the Praxis exam.
During the five-semester sequence of clinical practica, students will not be able to work full-time. These courses require several days and evenings per week in academic and clinical pursuits and represents a full-time commitment.
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. Students also participate in experimental learning in the Ladge Speech and Hearing Center and the community.
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. A minimum of 25 hours of guided 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 practicum provides students with an understanding through observation of audiology and aural rehabilitation services conducted at the Ladge Speech and Hearing Center as well as an opportunity for students to conduct hearing screenings at the Center and at outside sites.
Every Semester, 1 Credit
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
|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 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|
|SPE 681||Language Disorders in Severe Developmental Disabilities and Autism||3|
|SPE 694||Communication Based Intervention for Infants and Toddlers||3|
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 are arranged by placement coordinator with the consultation from the students during the clinical sequence. There is a varied network of affiliations available giving the students opportunity to expand their clinical knowledge and growth outside of our in-house clinic. The placement process is highly individualized allowing students to have a say in their placements.
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.
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?
Do you accept applications on a rolling basis?
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?
Qualified candidates may be invited to interview. A spontaneous writing sample may be required at the time of the interview.
Are there worker opportunities?
Opportunities to work within the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the Ladge Speech and Hearing Center or the departmental academic office are available and provides payment for work completed throughout the graduate program.
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.
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.
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.
Catherine C. Crowley, Ph.D., CCC-SLP is an assistant professor at LIU Post and has taught numerous graduate courses as an adjunct professor at Adelphi University. She is also a bilingual speech-language pathologist at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. She specializes in adult speech, language, and swallowing disorders, with an interest in head and neck cancer. Catherine completed her doctoral work at Adelphi University. Her doctoral focus was on the effects of deep brain stimulation surgery on speech and language function via pre-, intra-, and post-operative assessment. Her current research project is investigating the relationship between stereotactic body radiation therapy and dysphagia. Catherine maintains membership in the American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA), Dysphagia Research Society, and the New York Neuropsychology Group (NYNG).
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