About the Center

A unique and highly regarded graduate teaching facility, The Speech and Hearing Center at Lehman College provides state of the art diagnostic and therapeutic services to individuals in the NYC Metropolitan area and to members of the Lehman community who have speech, language, hearing, feeding, and swallowing deficits. Services are delivered by graduate-student clinicians under the close supervision of Clinical Educators, who are speech-language pathologists certified by ASHA (the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association) and licensed by New York State.


The Speech and Hearing Center also serves as a laboratory for undergraduate and graduate students in Speech-Language and Hearing Sciences and faculty doing applied clinical research in the area of aphasia treatment, bilingualism, language and literacy, and early childhood intervention.

The Audiology Center provides Hearing Screenings and Auditory Processing Screenings.

Classroom to Clinic Initiatives:

Undergraduate students in the department of speech language and hearing sciences and those graduates taking pre-requisite speech-language courses at Lehman College, are invited every semester to engage in a variety of Classroom to Clinic Initiatives in the Speech and Hearing Center. These include but are not limited to: Play Partners in our Early Childhood Clinics, Conversational Partners in our Aphasia Clinic, Student Translators for our Translator Squads, IEP Supporters, Clinic Assistants, and High School Ambassadors. While activities in the Speech and Hearing Center are presently limited due to low density requirements due to the COVID-19 pandemic, volunteer opportunities continue to increase as density increases.

Students can learn more about the Classroom to Clinic Initiatives and learn how to volunteer here.

The Classroom to Clinic Initiatives provide applications of the theoretical nature of treatment and evaluation in speech-language pathology in a supportive environment that makes their academic learning relevant as follows:

  • Yields a proximity to reality experience enabling relationship-building with faculty, staff and students, mentorship opportunities, and meaningful learning experiences
  • Creates opportunities for personalized attention and conversation between student and Clinical Faculty instructor, e.g., facilitates counseling on personal statements, résumé preparation, graduate school applications, and/or employment prospects.
  • Exposes the student to a diversity of thought and facilitates the development of cultural responsivity
  • Enables the student to appreciate the value of their contributions
  • Enables students to develop advocacy and self-advocacy skills
  • Functions as the tangible reality part of the dream of working in the field of speech-language pathology.

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If interested in Pre-Enrolling in our Summer Letters and Literacy:  Story Time for Little Ones Program, click here. For our Summer Letters and Literacy: Storytime for Little Ones Program flyer click here

Leslie Grubler
Director of Clinical Education and Clinical Services, Academic Resource Center Director, HEO
E-mail Address: Leslie.Grubler@lehman.cuny.edu
Phone Number: 718-960-6084
Office: Speech Building, Room B51

Caroline Spelman
Associate Director of Clinical Education and Clinical Services, HEA
E-mail Address: Caroline.Spelman@lehman.cuny.edu
Phone Number: 718-960-6085
Office: Speech Building, Room B52

Cadyann Parris-David
Speech and Hearing Center CUNY Office Assistant
E-mail Address: Cadyann.Parrisdavid@lehman.cuny.edu
Phone Number: 718-960-8138
Office: Speech Building, Room B50

Nathaly Gomez
Speech and Hearing Center College Assistant
E-mail Address: Nathaly.Gomez@lehman.cuny.edu
Phone Number: 718-960-8138
Office: Speech Building, Room B50

Statement of Nondiscrimation

Herbert H. Lehman College is an Equal Opportunity & Affirmative Action Institution. The College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, transgender, marital status, disability, genetic predisposition or carrier status, alienage or citizenship, military or veteran status, or status as victim of domestic violence in its student admissions, employment, access to programs, & administration of educational policies.