Speech Pathology & Audiology

The Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Department is staffed by skilled therapists who are licensed by New York State Department of Education and hold Certificates of Clinical Competence for the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). We strive to determine a patient’s capability and develop a functional individualized treatment plan. We recognize that patient/family education is an essential part of the rehabilitation process.
Our speech-pathologists are licensed by the New York State Department of Education and hold Certificates of Clinical Competence for the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).
The Audiology Department provides hearing services to patients in the hospital, residents of the Schulman and Schachne Institute and community residents of all ages. The primary goal is to identify and treat symptoms of communications disorders as early as possible, and to prevent those disabilities from progressing.
Services include:
  • Comprehensive hearing assessment.
  • Hearing aid evaluation and fitting.
  • Auditory training and speech reading.
  • Counseling
  • Central auditory processing (CAP) testing
The Speech-Language Pathology Department at Brookdale Hospital provides comprehensive services to adult and geriatric populations. This service offers a full range of intervention aimed at improving an individual’s communication, cognitive linguistic skills, and swallowing abilities.
Our therapists treat persons with a wide range of conditions including:
  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
  • Stroke (CVA)
  • Dementia
  • Head and neck cancer
  • Fluency disorders (Stuttering)
  • Voice disorders
  • Laryngectomy and tracheotomy
The Speech Pathology Department conducts assessments aimed at assisting individuals with swallowing difficulty, medically termed dysphagia. We offer evaluations and therapeutic intervention including recommendations about diet texture, meal-time management and safety, compensatory strategies, and follow-up care.  Modified Barium Swallow Studies (MBS), also known as a video-fluoroscopic swallow study is an instrumental procedures conducted by both the SLP and radiologist to assess the anatomy and physiology of the swallow mechanism. The test will evaluate which postural positions and consistencies are most appropriate, safest and tolerable for patients with swallowing difficulties.
The Speech Department conducts evaluations for the use of Augmentative Alternative Communication (AAC) devices for people with severe communication impairments.
Office Hours
Our offices are open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
For information, or to make an appointment with the Audiology Departments please call (718) 240-6441. To schedule a Speech-Language Evaluation, please call (718)-240-6426.

Department of Speech-Language, Pathology & Audiology

Call:  718-240-6426


Fax:   718-240-6647