Participants are encouraged to enroll in two aphasia groups offered by the SUNY New Paltz Speech, Language and Hearing Center (SLHC). The groups will meet once a week on Wednesdays for 12 weeks, starting February 8th. The cost is $45.
People with all types of aphasia are welcome. Being able to speak is not a requirement!
If you, a family member, friend, colleague or client is interested in signing up or learning more about the groups, please contact:
Thursdays from 5:00-6:15 pm 10 weeks starting February 9, 2017 $100
The Speech, Language and Hearing Center at SUNY New Paltz is offering a spring semester clinic for adolescents who need assistance with social skills. This group is for middle school/high school students. (Preferably 7th -11th graders).
This specialty clinic will be conducted on Thursdays from 5:00-6:15 pm and will focus on improving verbal and non-verbal communication skills in a variety of social interactions. Therapy will be conducted in a group setting by undergraduate students in the Communication Disorders program, supervised by Wendy Bower, Ph.D. CCC-SLP—a New York State licensed and certified speech language pathologist and full-time faculty member. Large and small group interventions will include activities to enhance social communication and there will be a maximum of 8-10 students in the group.
The session will run for 10 weeks beginning February 9, 2017. There is no clinic on Thursday March 23 and Thursday April 13 during Spring Break. The fee for the clinic is $100 for the 10 week session.
The group will meet at the Speech, Language and Hearing Center which is temporarily located in the South Classroom Building (SCB) on the SUNY New Paltz campus. For further information or to sign up for the group, please contact Kelly Colby, the secretary in the Department office, at 257-3600, or e-mail Dr. Bower at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday evening, March 31, 2016, in Bouton Hall, I collaborated with Resident Advisor Esoshani Barton to put on an American Sign Language (ASL) Social Program for the dormitory residents as part of the Residence Life Community Outreach Initiative. Esoshani is a senior majoring in International Relations and minoring in Deaf Studies. She has taken numerous courses in the Deaf Studies minor and is currently working on an independent studies course to advance her knowledge of ASL and Deaf Culture.
For the program, we instructed a beginning sign language lesson including ASL fingerspelled alphabet, numbers, Wh- question signs, food, family and feeling signs. Then we conducted activities such as ASL bingo and ASL charades. Participants had the opportunity to make ASL door decorations with the handshapes for the fingerspelled names.
This event was enjoyed by all attendees! It was wonderful to be involved in this Residence Life program that shared American Sign Language and Deaf Awareness with the dormitory community.
The Department of Communication Disorders is offering a 10-week spring semester clinic for 7th – 11th graders with Aspergers or high-functioning autism to improve verbal and non-verbal communication skills in a variety of social interactions.
Therapy will be conducted in a group setting by undergraduate and graduate students in the Communication Disorders program, supervised by Wendy Bower, M.S. CCC-SLP—a New York State licensed and certified speech language pathologist and full-time faculty member. Large and small group interventions will be held with a maximum of 8-9 students in the large group.
When: Thursdays from 4:30-6:00pm beginning February 6, 2014. No clinic on March 20 or April 17.
Where: SUNY New Paltz Speech-Language and Hearing Center, in the Humanities Building on campus
Fee: $100 for the 10-week session; no charge for SUNY NP faculty/staff families
For more information or to sign up for the group, please contact Sandy DiStasi, the secretary in the Communication Disorders Department office at 257-3600, or e-mail Professor Bower at email@example.com.