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Lehman College

Leslie Grubler, Director of Clinical Education and Clinical Services

Undergraduate and Graduate Education

  • Queens College, CUNY, B.A. in English-Writing & Biology
  • Queens College, CUNY, M.A. in Speech-Language Pathology

Professional/Clinical Certificates

  • N.Y.S. license in Speech-Language Pathology
  • N.Y.S. License: Teacher of Speech and Hearing Handicapped (TSHH)
  • Certificate of Clinical Competence (C.C.C), ASHA
  • TEACCH-Trainer Certification

Professional Advisory Boards/ Councils/ Committees

  • CAPCSD Chair, Social Media Committee
  • ASHA SLP Advisory Council Member for NYS 2014-2016
  • March is Early Intervention Month Resolution, Sponsor 2012-2015
  • New York Families for Autistic Children (NYFAC), Professional Advisory Board, 2002-Present
  • United New York Early Intervention Providers (UNYEIP), Executive Committee, 2010-present
  • Illuminate the Unisphere in Pink and Blue for Early Intervention, Executive Planning Committee, 2012

Research Interests

  • The Role of Informed Intuition in the Development of Student Clinicians
  • The Impact of Classroom Pragmatics on Developing SLPs
  • Love and the Biological Benefits of a Therapeutic Relationship
  • What Prairie Voles are Teaching Us About Love and the Development of Rapport
  • The Introductory Classroom as Foundational in Future Clinicians
  • The Progressive Role of Advocate in the Development of Families and Professionals


  • Working with Someone Who Has Autismby Andrew Baumann, James Ball, and Leslie Grubler
  • Everyday Solutions: A Practical Guide for Families of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Contributor, 2003
  • Preserving and Protecting Early Intervention, Advance, 11/4/2010

Recent Presentations/Television Appearances

  • Optimizing the Optimize-able SLP – A Primer on Collaboration with Self and Others 11/2015
  • The Book Study Collaborative:  A Primer to Prioritize Student Development and Classroom Pragmatics in the Introductory Couse 11/2015
  • Principles of Informed Intuition in the Therapeutic Relationship:  It’s All About the Base 11/2015
  • Awakenings in Advocacy – The Necessity to Be the Voice of Patients in Need 11/2014
  • Utilizing Informed Intuition to Communicate Love in the Treatment of Children with Autism 10/2015
  • Stepping Out of the Box in the Treatment of Children with Autism, Guest – Spotlight Autism, Time Warner Cable, 2005

Courses Taught:
Undergraduate Courses

  • Language Acquisition
  • Disorders of Language
  • Disorder of Speech
  • Introduction to Communication Disorders
  • Clinical Methodology and Supervised Observations
  • Clinical Experiences

Graduate Courses

  • Clinical Practicum in Speech-Language Pathology
  • Autism Seminar
  • Honors Received
  • Distinguished Guest Speaker, Women’s History Month, Congresswoman Grace Meng, 2014
  • Invited Speaker, Joint Budget Legislative Committee on Health in the Matter of Early Intervention, 2012-2015