Youngerman Center for Communication Disorders Mission Statement
The Henry C. Youngerman Center for Communication Disorders (YCCD) is an on-campus, not for profit clinic composed of dedicated clinical staff and faculty of speech-language pathologists, audiologists, support staff and graduate clinicians. The faculty and clinical staff have a variety of expertise and experience in communication sciences, speech-language development and disorders. The YCCD’s services are open to the general community, college students, faculty and staff at SUNY Fredonia.
Our mission is to provide:
- A clinical setting for the education of future speech-language pathologists.
- Assessment, remediation, counseling, support, and education for clients of all ages and their family members from a variety of social and ethnically diverse backgrounds.
- Services in the areas of hearing, speech, language, apraxia, central auditory processing, aural rehabilitation, voice, fluency, aphasia, swallowing, and augmentative communication.
- Collaboration with internal and external para-professionals in order to provide quality service to YCCD’s clients and family members.
- Opportunities for faculty, clinical staff, and students to maintain and further their professional clinical knowledge in evidence-based evaluation and treatment procedures.
- Clinical based intra and inter-departmental research opportunities for faculty, clinical staff, and students.
The YCCD’s strives to accomplish our mission by:
- Employing highly trained clinical supervisors who are licensed and certified in diverse specialty areas.
- Providing a clinical setting for graduate clinicians to obtain clinical clock hours, learn valuable clinical skills, thereby meeting the standards for ASHA, New York State licensure and teaching certification requirements.
- Maintaining and utilizing state of the art instrumentation and current technology to assess and treat a variety of client needs.
- Providing community outreach through collaboration with area professionals, support group services, and education to clients and family members.
- Adhering to ASHA Code of Ethics and maintaining client confidentiality (HIPAA).