Call 718.250.8431. Please confirm your insurance when making an appointment.
Patients must have a "Physician Order" (prescription) from the primary or referring physician. You may also need an insurance referral, pre-certification or an authorization number.
Maynard Building, 12th Floor
English, Spanish, Hebrew and Russian. Free interpreter services for many other languages.
Most major insurance plans are are accepted. Please call your insurance company to learn about your coverage as it pertains to speech pathology and audiology services.
The Speech and Hearing Center is dedicated to the prevention, identification, evaluation and rehabilitation of communication disorders arising from impairments of speech, language, swallowing and hearing.
Our clinic provides the full gamut of services, from initial evaluation through the rehabilitation process.
The ability to communicate and swallowing are two incredibly important human fuctions. Any impairment of these abilities can have far-reaching consequences, affecting every aspect of a person's life from learning to working to interacting with family, friends, and community.
At the Center we evaluate, diagnose and treat speech, language, cognitive-communication and swallowing disorders in individuals of all ages, from infants to the elderly.
During this examination, your speech-language pathologist will observe and examine the patient swallowing multiple consistencies of liquid/food mixed with a radio-opaque substance called Barium. A radiology will assist with this procedure.
During this examination, your speech-language pathologist will gently pass an endoscope through the patient’s nasal passage into the throat to provide a “bird-eye” view of what happens during liquid/food intake. The liquid/food will be dyed green using food coloring for easy observation.
These tests have three main purposes:
These tests may be useful for patients who:
Specialty Tests for Voice
Computerized Speech Lab (CSL) is the gold standard/instrument used for acoustic analysis in the assessment and treatment of patients with speech and voice difficulties. It is used by leading clinicians and speech scientists for speech/voice measurements, clinical feedback, teaching, and second language acquisition.
This test may be useful for patients with the following diagnoses:
Nasometer II is a tool used for assessment and treatment of patients with nasality problems. It is a simple, non-invasive procedure that determines the patient’s nasalance. Hypernasality (too much nasal airflow), or hyponasality (too little nasal air flow) can occur due to many reasons. We use the instrument for assessment before and after surgery (e.g., tonsil and adenoid removal) and during therapy.
This test can be useful for patients with the following diagnoses:
VitalStim Therapy is the use of neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) to rehabilitate the muscles in the mouth and throat for patients with difficulty swallowing. An SLP uses electrodes which are placed on the face or throat to provide NMES to weakened muscles. With the electrodes in place, the patient completes various swallowing exercises while the electrodes work to further strengthen the muscles for swallowing.
Intensive, research-based, therapy program for the improvement of vocal loudness, quality and variation in pitch for patients with Parkinson's Disease.
Speech and Hearing Center Personnel
- The American Speech and Hearing Association
- The New York State Speech and Hearing Association
- New York State Health Department
- American Academy of Audiology (AAA)
- Early Intervention Program
- Explanation of Terms