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Michelle Veyvoda, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Dr. Veyvoda is an assistant professor and speech-language pathologist. A native of New Rochelle, Dr. Veyvoda spent her childhood cheering on the Iona Gaels. With certifications through ASHA and New York State, Dr. Veyvoda specializes in working with children who are deaf and hard of hearing, using American Sign Language, Total Communication, AAC and Spoken Language approaches. She has additional clinical experience with early intervention and pre-school populations. Dr. Veyvoda is the advisor to the American Sign Language Club at Iona College and supervises the SCS Departmental Newsletter.

Research Interests

Dr. Veyvoda’s research interests focus on the clinical preparedness of speech-language pathologists to work with profoundly deaf students, as well as public policy issues that impact people with hearing loss and communication difficulties in general.  In addition, Dr. Veyvoda is interested in exploring the role of phonotraumatic behaviors in the development of vocal pathology.


  • Aural rehabilitation
  • Early language development
  • Voice and voice disorders


  • Speech-Language Pathologist (CCC-SLP) with New York State Certification
  • Teacher of Students with Speech and Language Disabilities (TSSLD)


  • Iona College Faculty Innovation Grant, 2016
  • New Rochelle Rotary Club Grant, 2016
  • Iona College Faculty Travel Grant, 2016
  • Dr. Shirley A. Sacks Scholarship, 2008 (Teachers College, Columbia University)
  • E.E. Farrell Scholarship, 2010 (Teachers College, Columbia University)
  • Teachers College General Scholarship (for Research Fellowship in the Center for Opportunities and Outcomes for People with Disabilities), 2011-2012


  • Alexander Graham Bell Association
  • New York State Speech-Language Hearing Association
  • American Speech-Language Hearing Association
  • ASHA Special Interest Group on Voice and Voice Disorders
  • ASHA Special Interest Group on Hearing and Hearing Disorders in Childhood

Publications & Presentations

Veyvoda, Michelle and Rufsvold, Ronda (2016). Changing Landscape for Children with Hearing Loss: Implications for Policy and Practice. Presented at the New York State Speech-Language-Hearing Association (NYSSLHA) Annual Convention. Saratoga, NY.

Veyvoda, Michelle and Van Cleave, Thomas (2016). A service-based approach to audiology instruction for undergraduate students. Submitted in April 2016 to ASHA Annual Convention. Philadelphia, PA. Veyvoda, Michelle (2008). Speech and language development of infants and toddlers. Invited lecture at Bank Street College of Education Infancy Institute, 2008 - 2014.
Veyvoda, Michelle (May 2013). An investigation into the skill set of speech-language pathologists working with profoundly deaf students: A study in context. Poster presented at Opportunities and Outcomes for People with Disabilities: Bridges to Empowerment Annual Conference, New York, New York.
Veyvoda, Michelle (November 2012). An investigation into the skill set of speech-language pathologists working with profoundly deaf students: A study in context. Poster presented at the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association (ASHA) Annual Convention, Atlanta, GA.
Veyvoda, M. (2005). The Perspectives of Culturally Deaf Parents on Communication Therapy Services for their Deaf Children. Thesis prepared for M.S. degree, Department of Hearing, Speech and Language Sciences, at Gallaudet University, Washington, DC.
Advisor: Mary June Moseley