Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences

From the Chair

Stephen Cavallo, Chair

The Department offers both baccalaureate and masters degree programs. The B.A. program in Speech Pathology and Audiology provides students with fundamental knowledge related to normal and abnormal speech and language and basic communication processes within the context of a liberal arts education.

The M.A. program in Speech-Language Pathology prepares students for professional careers as speech-language pathologists. Graduates of the M.A. program meet the academic and clinical education standards established by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) for the Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology (CCC-SLP) and the New York State Education Department (NYSED) for the License in Speech-Language Pathology. The graduate program in the Department of Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences at Lehman College is directed by Dr. Liat Seiger-Gardner and is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). For more information regarding the accreditation status please contact:

The Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
2200 Research Blvd. #310
Rockville, MD 20850
Phone: 301-296-5700 or 800-498-2071
Email: Accreditation@asha.org

We provide students with strong pre-professional preparation and clinical and theoretical education in the communication sciences. As Chair, I am committed to our students’ personal and professional development and, with the support of my faculty, will emphasize to our students the importance of maintaining the highest standards of integrity and ethical principles in both their professional and personal lives.

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Faculty Spotlight

Alison Behrman

Dr. Behrman was newly appointed assistant professor. Her research interests include voice science and disorders and nonnative accents.

Christine Rota-Donahue

Dr. Rota-Donahue received the 2014 Lehman Hero - model of excellence award. She was recently appointed assistant professor.

Mira Goral


Dr. Goral was granted a Fellowship Leave for the Fall 2013 and Spring 2014 semesters. She was awarded a Fulbright scholar grant for the Spring 2014.

Dr. Goral's work was featured in It Magazine, click here for more:


News and Events

Lehman Speech Club

Fall Mixer

Monday, October 27th

10AM - 11AM - East Dining Hall

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Upcoming Worksop

Counseling Tools for SLPs by     Cyndi Stein-Rubin


8:30am - 4:15pm (0.55 CEUs)

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Pump “Down” the Volume: Professor Sandra Levey and NYC to Address Noise and Hearing Loss


Sandra Levey


Book Sandra Levey

Dr. Levey has written her second book, Introduction to Language Development (Plural Publications).

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About our Students

Graduate Students in the M.S. Program in Speech-Language Pathology discuss their clinical education, the discipline of speech-language pathology, and their future professional plans...

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Last modified: Oct 21, 2014

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