Response From New York University New York University’s Department of Speech Language Pathology and Audiology does not now nor has it ever had a “stutter-free policy” that prevents students from entering the practicum portion of the curriculum. NYU’s speech pathology program has a long, history of enrolling students who have speech disorders. The program ... Viewpoint
Viewpoint  |   May 01, 1999
Response From New York University
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Viewpoint   |   May 01, 1999
Response From New York University
SIG 4 Perspectives on Fluency and Fluency Disorders, May 1999, Vol. 9, 7. doi:10.1044/ffd9.2.7
SIG 4 Perspectives on Fluency and Fluency Disorders, May 1999, Vol. 9, 7. doi:10.1044/ffd9.2.7
New York University’s Department of Speech Language Pathology and Audiology does not now nor has it ever had a “stutter-free policy” that prevents students from entering the practicum portion of the curriculum. NYU’s speech pathology program has a long, history of enrolling students who have speech disorders. The program currently has students enrolled with speech disorders and it has graduates who stutter who are now licensed speech pathologists.
The letter Peter Reitzes refers to in his article was written to him in response to questions he had about the department’s personal speech assessment, which is administered to all students. The assessment is meant to serve an important and positive educational purpose: to enhance students’ skills as clinicians. Upon reviewing the letter, we found it needed clarification regarding the assessment and the requirements to enter clinical practice. Another letter was then sent to Mr. Reitzes to provide the needed clarification and to emphasize the department’s strong commitment to serving students with speech disorders.
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