General Information
Description of ProgramOffers diagnostic and treatment services to children and adults for a variety of communication disorders. All clinical services are supervised by professional speech-language pathologists and audiologists who hold certification by the American Speech-Language Hearing Association. Speech-language pathology services include: Comprehensive evaluations of communication including speech, language and literacy; Language therapy: spoken and written language; Articulation therapy; Voice therapy; Treatment of stuttering; Treatment of myofunctional disorders, swallowing and related functions; Treatment of cognitive-communication disorders and Consultation regarding Augmentative/Alternate Communication. In addition communication enhancement services are offered to: Improve English-language proficiency and Modify accent. Audiology services include: Audiological evaluations and screenings; Hearing aid evaluations, including fitting and dispensing; Central auditory processing evaluations and Aural rehabilitation services. Additional specialty clinics include: "Speaking of Toddlers" which is a language stimulation group for preschoolers. Through developmentally appropriate play, sensory-based activities, and snack/craft/story time, children develop vocabulary and social communication skills. Language facilitation strategies, peer to peer interactions in small group settings, and parent training are used to achieve each child's individual language/communication goals. The Aphasia Program is also offered. Aphasia is an acquired communication disorder that impairs a person's ability to process language. Individual treatment, designed to assist in the recovery of speech, language, reading, writing and functional communication, is provided at the clinic. Group therapy is employed to support individual treatment, and to provide opportunities for social participation. The program also includes a group for caregivers of people with aphasia. Some community-based projects include: Language stimulation groups at the Saltzman Community Services Center's Diane Lindner-Goldberg Child Care Institute (CCI) and Language-literacy support program at an area elementary school. Call for more detailed information.
Geographic AreaHempstead, New York; Town of Hempstead, New York; Nassau County, New York
Facility/ADA AccessWheelchair accessible.
Client Information
EligibilityServices are available for people of all ages. Referrals accepted from physicians, educators, psychologists, social workers, and other professionals as well as individual inquires.
Contact Information
Contact's NameWendy C. Silverman, M.S.C.C.C/S.L.P,
Contact's PositionDirector of Speech-Language Hearing Clinic
Contact's Phone(516) 463-5656
Contact's EmailWendy.C.Silverman@hofstra.edu
Physical Site Address 1Hofstra University
Physical Site City, State, ZipHempstead, NY 11549
Mailing Address 1Joan and Arnold Saltzman Community Services Center
Mailing Address 2Hofstra University
Mailing City, State, ZipHempstead, NY 11549
Main Phone(516)463-5656
Other Phone(516)463-6535
Program Emailsaltzmancenter@hofstra.edu
Web Addresswww.hofstra.edu
Additional Information
Last UpdateOct19
Affiliated Agency and Services
Affiliated Agency: