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Ph.D, New York University (1977)
M.S., University of Michgan (1961)
B.A., Brooklyn College, CUNY (1960)

Recent Courses

Acquired Language Disorders
Current Issues
Research Methods In Communication Sciences And Disorders

Personal Statement

My philosopphy of teaching reflects my desire to prepare future colleagues for successful practice in speech-language pathology. I believe in sharing with students, not only texts and materials, but my years of clinical experience.

Teaching Specializations/Interests

Specialization: Language Disorders secondary to neurological impairment; Phonemic problems resulting from Cerebrovascular accident; Development of language in children.

Research Interests

1) Language problems associated with Dementia and other disorders
2) Diagnosis and treatment of language disorders secondary to stroke
3) Use of Alternative and Augmentative Communication (AAC) in patients with Apahasia and Dementia

Grants/Sponsored Research

Effect of Alternative & Augmentative Communication by caregivers in Alzheimer's Disease (with R. Goldfarb, C. Arrroyo), Faculty Development Grant, Adelphi University, $3,500, 1/1/08. 3/30/09 Extension granted to 8/31/09.


West, J.F., Sands, E.S. (1998). BEST 2. Austin, TX: Pro-Ed Publishers.

Book Chapters

West, J.F., Sands, E.S. (1998). Chapter 40; Patricia: A Case of Severe Wernicke's (Receptive) Aphasia Due to an Underlying Malignancy. BEST 2. (pp. 345-350). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education, Inc..

Refereed Articles

Arroyo, C.G., Goldfarb, R. & Sands, E. (Accepted for publication), Use of Alternative-Augmentative Communication by Caregivers in Severe Aphasia: A Case Report. Journal of Speech-Language Pathology; Applied Behavior Analysis.

Invited Presentation/Lecture

Sosin, A., Schechter, G., White-Clark, R, Pepper-Sanello, Cortina M, Sands, E. (2006, April). "School University Collaboration in the NCLB Era: A Post-Mortem for a Federal Grant Proposal," paper presented at the American Educational Research Association conference. SanFrancisco, CA.

Conference Presentations/Papers

Sands, E.; Invited Presenter (1999). "Ethical Practices in Speech Language Pathology and Audiology". In The American Speech- Language- Hearing Association's annual convention.

Dissertation Chaired

Diane Saulle, Elizabeth Vicarro and Nellyzita Nwosu (2011). Adelphi University.

Other Scholarly/Artistic Work

Past recipient of Department of Education grant ($1.6 million for 3 years) to encourage students to teach math and science in undersolved school districts.

Honors and Accomplishments

Fellow, American Speech Language and Hearing Association, 1981.
Distinguished Service Award, New York State Speech Language and Hearing Association, May 4, 1996.
Honors of the Association, Long Island Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 1999.

Professional Activities

Consulting Editor; Creedmore Journal of Urban Psychiatry;
Editorial Consultant; Journal of Speech Language and Hearing Research;
Guest Editor, Topics in Language Disorders;
Editorial Board Member, Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation
Co-Investigarot with Professors Robert Goldfarb and Cindy Arroyo: "Effect of Alternative-Augmentative Communication by Caregivers in Alzheimer's Disease."

Community and Corporate Leadership

Board of Directors- Port Washington Educational Foundation
Policy Board- Port Washington Teacher's Center

Licenses & Certifications

American Speech Language and Hearing Association-Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech Language Pathology.
New York State License in Speech Language Pathology #198.