Hy Weinberg Center for Communication Disorders
A not-for-profit, full-service speech and hearing center. We provide speech, language, and hearing evaluations and therapy to individuals and groups of all ages and all types of communication disorders.
Due to the public health situation and based on guidance from New York state and the Nassau County Department of Health, the Hy Weinberg Center for Communication Disorders will continue to provide speech-language evaluations and intervention remotely, via telepractice only, until December 4, 2020. This date will be re-evaluated as we continue to monitor and follow guidance from officials.
In-person audiology services are being offered on a limited basis.
Please call the Center between 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. at 516.877.4850 for information and assistance.
The Hy Weinberg Center for Communication Disorders is a not-for-profit, full-service speech and hearing center. We provide speech, language, and hearing evaluations and therapy to individuals and groups of all ages and all types of communication disorders.
Undergraduate and graduate students provide these services under the supervision of NYS licensed and nationally certified Speech-Language Pathologists. Most services are provided free of charge with a nominal administrative fee per semester.
A video monitoring system enables students, clinical supervisors, and family members to observe clinical sessions. This clinical education emphasizes the application of current theoretical principles and evidence-based practice to the administration of clinical procedures.
The Hy Weinberg Center for Communication Disorders is committed to a policy of equal access to services. The Center does not discriminate against any individual on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, ethnicity, sex, sexual orientation, disability, genetic predisposition or carrier status, age, religion, marital status, veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable local, state, or federal laws.
Speech and Language Services
- Comprehensive Speech/Language:
- Individual and Group Therapy
- Parent/Family Education
- Complete Audiological Evaluations
- Hearing Aid Evaluations
- Fitting and Dispensing of Hearing Aids
- Immittance Testing
- Central Auditory Testing
- Auditory Brainstem Response Testing (ABR)
- Otoacoustic Emissions Testing
- Aural Rehabilitation
Group Programs for Speech and Language Development
Licensed speech-language pathologists lead specialized programs that include educating the parents and family on ways to encourage communication and extend the program’s benefits beyond the therapy room.
A language-enriched “grown-up and me” style playgroup for two-year-olds with delays in expressive language development, this group uses storytime, play rhythm and movement to help children expand their vocabularies and begin to combine words into sentences. Parents remain with their children and work in partnership with the clinicians.
This “me alone” style playgroup for 2.5- to 3-year-old children with delays in expressive language development helps children expand their vocabularies and speak more intelligibly. Parents observe their children through video monitors as they participate in age-appropriate activities that encourage them to form more complete sentences.
Designed for pre-K and kindergarten-age children with a history of speech or language delay, this program targets three prerequisites for reading readiness:
- phonological awareness
- print awareness
- story comprehension
- This program is also for children from homes in which English is a second language.
These communication support groups are for children and teens who have difficulty communicating with peers because of social language deficits (e.g., ADD, ADHD, anxiety disorders, high-functioning autism spectrum disorders).
Sessions focus on how to initiate and conduct conversations, including greeting and maintaining eye contact with conversational partners. Participants learn how to appropriately express their opinions and emotions in social settings.
Non-native adult speakers of English can improve their verbal skills through individual and/or group instruction in English pronunciation and intonation. Practice exercises in spoken English help participants modify their foreign accents and gain confidence in speaking English.
Designed for individuals who have suffered a language impairment caused by a stroke, head injury or acute or progressive neurological impairment, this social language facilitation group focuses on improving speech and communication.
The voice group provides a safe and supportive setting for individuals in the transgender community who wish to modify their voices efficiently and without effort. The main objectives of the group sessions are to:
- increase knowledge and awareness of voice and communication feminization practices
- introduce and integrate techniques for home practice
- provide support as clients begin to generalize the techniques learned within the group context to social and work settings