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Speech-Language-Hearing Center

The Speech-Language-Hearing Center

The Queens College Speech-Language-Hearing Center is in a one-story building in an accessible and conveniently located part of the Queens College campus.  The Center houses the graduate program in Speech-Language Pathology, the Speech-Language-Hearing Center, and offices for most of the program’s faculty. The Center also serves as a laboratory for undergraduate students in communication sciences and disorders and faculty doing applied clinical research. 

The Speech-Language-Hearing Center serves a varied population of children and adults with communication disorders.  Services are available Monday – Friday until 7 pm  All clients are assigned to ASHA and NYS clinically certified faculty who provide direct assessment and treatment services along with one-to-one clinical mentorship for assigned students. Those wanting to inquire about services may contact the Center at 718-997-2930 or at


About the Center

A unique and highly respected university program, the Queens College Speech-Language-­Hearing Center has served children and adults in the Queens community since 1942. Our mission is to provide service to children and adults with communication disorders, prepare graduate students to become speech ­language pathologists, and further knowledge about communication disorders and their effective treatment.

Whom and What Do We Treat?

The center provides evaluations and treatment for toddlers, pre­school and school­age children, young adults, and adults with a variety of communication disabilities, including:

  • Acquired Language Disorders (Aphasia, Traumatic Brain Injury)
  • Apraxia of Speech
  • Asperger’s Syndrome
  • Autism
  • Dialect and Accent Reduction
  • Language and Learning Disabilities
  • Language Disorders
  • Language (Auditory) Processing Disorders
  • Reading and Writing Problems (Dyslexia)
  • Speech Disorders
  • Stuttering
  • Voice Disorders

Why Should You Call Us?

There are many questions that parents, spouses, and other family members have about the speech and language of their children and other loved ones. You may think there is a problem, and want to find out for certain if there is one and if anything can be done about it. There are many reasons children and adults may need the services of a speech-­language pathologist.

Children who

  • Don’t say as many words as other children
  • Rarely sit still or listen to stories
  • Have speech that is hard to understand
  • Can’t do schoolwork
  • Have trouble with reading and writing
  • Stutter occasionally
  • Don’t seem to hear when spoken to
  • Have a hoarse voice Have difficulty understanding or talking

Adults who

  • Have had a stroke and can’t talk well
  • Have a heavy accent
  • Don’t pronounce words well
  • Forget words and seem confused
  • Have trouble with reading and writing
  • Have a hoarse voice

Where Are We?

The center is conveniently located in the Gertz Building on the Queens College campus (65­30 Kissena Boulevard, Flushing) just off Exit 24 of the Long Island Expressway. It is also accessible by subway and municipal buses.

What Services Do We Provide?

Evaluations and treatment are provided by the nationally recognized Queens College faculty,all of whom are clinically certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and licensed to practice speech-language pathology by the New York State Department of Education. Treatment sessions are scheduled for 45 minutes two times a week or more. Parent and family support is integral to the program. The center follows an academic calendar.

What Does It Cost?

The center's fees are significantly less than those charged by private practitioners. We are a provider for United Health Care and related services for the New York City Department of Education. We will be pleased to assist you in completing the necessary forms for reimbursement from your insurer. The center also has scholarship funds for persons who may have financial difficulty. Some of these funds are made available by grants from the New York Community Trust and the Ridenour Endowment Fund.

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