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Communication Sciences and Disorders


We apologize for the disruption and will be in touch with you as updates are received. 

We are not in the office. However, we are checking voicemail on a daily basis. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call us at 516-877-4850 or email the director, Anne Marie Skvarla, directly at

We wish you and your family the best during this difficult time. 

Instilling Respect and Understanding for Individuals with Communication Disabilities

We prepare students to become clinicians who can assess and treat culturally and linguistically diverse populations with speech, language and hearing disorders.

The mission of the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) is to provide students with a strong understanding of the connections between the scientific bases of our discipline and its clinical practices. We strive to prepare the finest professional and ethical research-based clinicians who can assess and treat children and adults with communication disorders within our scope of practice and from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds.

What We Believe

Department Strategic Plan

The strategic plan of the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders includes the following 3 goals:

  1. To increase engagement with the local and global communities.
    • Objective: Continue to increase client diversity and service delivery models.
    • Objective: Develop one study abroad option.
  2. To continue as a center for excellence by integrating clinical training and scholarship.
    • Objective: To develop at least three (3) innovative evidence-based practice projects/programs (e.g., classroom-clinic integration, SPH 660 EBP projects updated, Moodle best practices topics, student research)
  3. Develop models of Inter-professional Participation (IPP).
    • Objective: To develop at least one collaboration between CSD and another discipline (e.g., department of psychology, social work, nursing, performing arts).

Non-Discrimination Policy

The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders admits and enrolls students without regard to gender, age, race, creed, sexual orientation, national origin, or disability. Students are encouraged to speak to their professors about accommodations they may need to produce an accessible learning environment. Further, students with documented disabilities are encouraged to seek support services through the Student Access Office, Post Hall, First Floor, 516.877.3806.

For further information, please contact:

Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders
Hy Weinberg Center Room 117
p – 516.877.4770

Office of University Admissions
p – 800.ADELPHI
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