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Youngerman Center Mission Statement

Youngerman Center for Communication Disorders Mission Statement

To educate, train, and inspire graduate students to become responsible, competent, and skilled speech-language pathologists, while providing quality and evidence-based assessment and intervention services to children and adults from the campus and the community.

The Youngerman Center strives to accomplish our mission by:

  • Employing highly trained clinical supervisors who are licensed and certified in diverse specialty areas.
  • Completing diagnostic evaluations of speech, language, hearing, and swallowing disorders for culturally, economically, and linguistically diverse populations of persons with communication and swallowing disorders in all age groups across the life span.
  • Providing counseling, intervention services, and support to clients and families regarding communication, cognitive, and swallowing disorders.
  • Providing clinical environments for student clinicians to meet the requirements for obtaining ASHA certification of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology, New York State Licensure in Speech Pathology, and New York State Initial/Professional Certification for a Teacher of Students with Speech and Language Disabilities.
  • Collaborating with professionals within and outside the campus to provide quality services to clients and family members.
  • Adhering to ASHA's code of ethics, professional standards, scope of practice, and evidence-based practice.
  • Maintaining client confidentiality and privacy by abiding by HIPAA and other regulations.

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