Speech & Hearing Center
Operated by the Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders, the Speech & Hearing Center serves as an academic facility for student clinicians and provides services to individuals with communication disorders and hearing loss.
This state-of-the-art facility is staffed by licensed and certified speech-language pathologists and audiologist who supervise student clinicians during evaluation and treatment of individuals with communication disorders.
Improving Communication for Life
Speak. Hear. Communicate
Our son had a stutter when he was 3 years old, by Kindergarten he was no longer stuttering and now at 6 he is thriving! Our experience at the SUNY Plattsburgh Speech and Hearing Clinic was life changing for us and our son and amazed every day of the changes he made with their help!
Being a graduate clinician in support of our patients’ communication efforts is extremely rewarding. Each patient is one caring professional away from a success story.
The center provides a full range of evaluation and treatment services for infants, children, and adults with:
- Speech disorders
- Voice disorders
- Delayed language
- Hearing loss/deafness
- Learning disabilities related to communication
- Auditory and language processing disorders
- English as a second language
- Traumatic brain injury
- The center also provides:
- Comprehensive hearing evaluation
- Hearing aid evaluation, fitting, and dispensing
- Aural rehabilitation
Assessment of communication disorders is performed using state-of-the-art equipment and the latest in diagnostic procedures. The center is staffed by certified professionals who supervise student clinicians during the evaluation and treatment of individuals with communication disorders. All supervisors are also licensed by the state of New York.
What about costs?
The center is a non-profit research, service, and training facility and, as such, receives some funding from state appropriations to the college. To provide for proper maintenance of equipment and replacement of consumable items (such as test materials and forms), a fee schedule has been established. The center accepts most major insurance plans and offers a sliding payment scale for those individuals without insurance coverage.
Individuals may contact the center themselves or may be referred by persons such as physicians, parents, teachers, social workers, psychologists, or other community professionals. An initial appointment may be arranged by making a telephone call to the center at 518-564-2170 or by visiting the center in person. Individuals are seen by appointment only, although inquiries are welcome at any time. All inquiries are held in the strictest confidence.
Hours of Operation
The center is open between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. The center closes for scheduled periods that coincide with the college calendar since it serves as an academic training facility for the college. Summer hours are scheduled for specified periods.
The center is located in 224 Sibley Hall on the SUNY Plattsburgh campus in the city of Plattsburgh. The Sibley building can be found on Rugar Street (between Olivetti and Prospect Avenue) and is situated between the campus dormitory towers and Plattsburgh High School.
It is the policy of the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders that all students, staff and participants in our clinical services are to be treated in a non-discriminatory manner without regard to race, creed, color, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, participation restriction, or status as a parent.