Center for Communication Disorders

The Kean University Center for Communication Disorders is a nonprofit university teaching clinic that provides assessment and intervention for children and adults with communication disorders. 

Speech Services

We offer diagnostic evaluations and therapeutic intervention for both children and adults with communication problems related to:

  • Autism
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cleft Palate
  • Cognitive Impairment
  • Developmental Delay
  • Hearing Impairment
  • Laryngectomy
  • Stroke
  • Neurological Impairment
  • Fluency
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Other Physiological disorders

Therapy consists of two 45 minute sessions per week.  Morning, afternoon, and evening times are available.

For additional information or to schedule an evaluation or treatment services, please call the clinic office at 908-737-5816 or complete our contact form.

All services of the clinic are provided by graduate students in training, under the direct supervision of a certified, licensed clinician and/or faculty member.
 

Audiological Services

The Audiology Clinic provides comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic audiological services.  Our services include:

  • Hearing Screenings
  • Diagnostic Hearing Testing
  • Assessment of Middle Ear Function
  • Evaluation and treatment of Tinnitus
  • Testing and Treatment of Central Auditory Processing Disorders
  • Appraisal and Measurement of Hearing Aid Performance
  • Selection and Fitting of Assistive Listening Devices

For more information regarding Audiological Services, please contact:
Dr. Alan Gertner, Ph.D., CCC-A
908-737-5808
agertner@kean.edu
 

Institute for Adults Living with Communication Disabilities

We serve adults with:

  • Aphasia
  • Apraxia
  • Dysarthria
  • Cognitive deficits
  • Voice disorders
  • Parkinson's disease

Our services:

  • Individual therapy
  • Intensive weekly therapy
  • Support groups
  • Caregiver groups
  • Technology groups
  • Discussion groups

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Social Skills Facilitation Program

The social skills facilitation program, “Making Friends,” is designed to address social skills within an interactive group environment.  Groups are scheduled in the late afternoon and early evening.  Children are grouped by language skills and pragmatic development.  To determine groupings and develop individual goals, children may be evaluated by using a parent questionnaire, interview, formal assessments and/or observations.

“Making Friends” allows your child to experience success and the pleasure that comes from just being a kid!

Client goals may include:

  • Establishing joint attention
  • Identifying non-verbal communication: facial expression, gestures, body language and eye contact
  • Development of intentional communication
  • Initiating and/or responding to communicative interactions: topic introduction, topic maintenance, topic shift, topic clarification, topic ending
  • Maintaining social interaction: requesting, commenting, pleasantries
  • Use of “repair” strategies
  • Understanding perspective-taking
  • Development of verbal reasoning skills

Contact Information

Clinic Location:
Kean University East Campus
215 North Avenue
Hillside, New Jersey 07052

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Mailing Address:
1000 Morris Avenue
Union, New Jersey 07083

908-737-5816

Susan Mandel, Ed.D., CCC-SLP
Clinic Director
smandel@kean.edu

Alan Gertner, Ph.D., CCC-A
Director of Audiological Services
agertner@kean.edu

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