Cynthia S Cohen
BBSQ 4046: Introduction to augmentative and alternative communication
This introductory course will provide a comprehensive overview of Augmen-tative and Alternative Communication (AAC). A thorough examination of the assessment and therapeutic processes will be presented. Emphasis will be placed upon individuals exhibiting severe communication disorders secondary to congenital/acquired cognitive and motor impairments. Low and high-tech AAC systems will be discussed and demonstrated. Important to speech therapists, special educators, psychologists, occupational and physical therapists, school administrators and other health professionals.
Centers and Projects
Edward D. Mysak Clinic for Communication Disorders
The Edward D. Mysak Clinic for Communication Disorders is an integral part of the graduate training program in speech and language pathology at Teachers College. The Clinic offers a wide range of diagnostic and therapeutic services to individuals of all ages with communication disorders.
Services are provided by program faculty and supervisory staff who hold national and state certification in their respective areas. Qualified graduate students provide or assist in the provision of these services under the direct supervision of the faculty and staff.
The graduate program in Speech and Language Pathology at Teachers College is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation of the American Speech Language and Hearing Association. Academic concentrations leading to certifications include the Teacher of Students with Speech and Language Disabilities (TSSLD) and the Bilingual Extension to the TSSLD, both of which are registered with the New York State Education Department.