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Communication Disorders 

The Division of Communication Disorders at Coney Island Hospital has developed programs to identify, evaluate and provide therapy to people (infants, children, adolescents, adults and adult geriatrics) with a wide variety of communication disorders and dysphagia (an oral food management and swallowing disorder). We strive to maximize all aspects of human communication, hearing, and eating and provide ongoing patient family education/home programs to maximize function, understanding, adjustment and carryover.

Our speech language pathologists are licensed by the NY state education department and certified by the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA). They provide complete Audiology assessments as well as speech language therapy for the following problems:

  • Speech delay (articulation)
  • Language delay
  • Fluency/stuttering
  • Voice/dysphonia (vocal cord problems, such as hoarseness)
  • Electronic larynx training
  • Aphasia/stroke (loss of ability to speak or understand language)
  • Dysarthria/stroke (slurred speech)
  • Neurological disorders
  • Dysphagia/developmental (difficulty swallowing)
  • CVA (Cerebrovascular accident), impaired blood flow to the brain, stroke

We accept most insurance plans as well as self-paying patients. Some insurance plans may require that a prior approval and a referral from a physician are obtained. Please feel free to call with any questions. We will provide any needed assistance and/or referral information.

Communication Disorders 

Speech
Location: 3N23-3N25
Hours: Monday – Friday 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Telephone: (718) 616-3905

Audiology Hearing
Location: 3N25
Hours: Tuesday 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Telephone: (718) 616-4486

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