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NEW ROCHELLE, NY (May 2011) Iona College officials celebrated the opening of the college's new Speech Language and Hearing Clinic, which is part of the Speech Communications Studies Department. The clinic, which is part of the college's Speech Communication Studies Department, will serve as a vital educational tool for undergraduate students majoring in speech language pathology and provide affordable speech, language and hearing services to the community.
On hand for the ribbon cutting were Brian Nickerson, Dean of Iona's, School of Arts and Science; Diane Ferrero-Paluzzi, Chair, Iona's Speech Communication Studies Department and Maria Armiento-DeMaria, Clinic Supervisor and the Speech Communication Studies' faculty and others.
The expanded Clinic will supplement five clinic rooms at 18 President Street, New Rochelle which will remain in operation. The new space includes three additional clinic rooms, an audiology suite, reception area and conference room.
The Clinic offers clinical assessment and treatment services to clients based on individual diagnosis. It offers a variety of services including articulation and phonological disorders, language impairments, aphasia, voice disorders, hearing disorders, swallowing, fluency disorders, traumatic brain injury and accent reduction."
Brother James A. Liguori, CFC, EdD, Iona President, said: "This expansion represents a significant improvement in the quality of services that Iona's renowned Speech Communications Studies Department will be able to deliver. It will be a valuable benefit for both our students and individuals who will be treated here."
Dr. Nickerson stated: "This new Clinic will play an even larger role as Iona College has received state approval to offer a graduate level degree in speech language pathology."
Dr. Ferrero-Paluzzi added: "The Speech Language and Hearing Clinic has helped so many individuals in the community in the past. The expansion means that we will be able to help many more who have speech disorders."
During the ceremony, Ariana Feger, a senior who will be graduating from Iona in May, was presented with the 2011 Members Honors Award from the National Student Speech Language Hearing Association in recognition of her work as the Speech Club President. Professor Suzanne Thompson presented the award.
Founded in 1940, Iona College is a four-year private, coeducational institution of learning in the tradition of the Edmund Rice Christian Brothers and American Catholic higher education. It is a diverse community of learners and scholars dedicated to academic excellence and the values of justice, peace and service. Iona offers undergraduate degrees in liberal arts, science, and business administration, as well as Master of Arts, Master of Science and Master of Business Administration degrees and numerous advanced certificate programs.
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