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
The Youngerman Center strives to accomplish our mission by:
- Employing highly trained clinical supervisors who are licensed and certified in diverse
- 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
- Maintaining client confidentiality and privacy by abiding by HIPAA and other regulations.