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Division of Speech Pathology and Swallowing

Phone 718-670-2716

Fax 718- 661-7493

The Division of Speech Pathology and Swallowing provides comprehensive inpatient and outpatient services to pediatric and adult patients at NYP/Queens. Licensed and certified speech-language pathologists and swallowing specialists provide diagnostic assessment and therapeutic intervention to a wide range of diseases and conditions that affect speech, voice, language, cognitive-linguistic and swallowing function. Inpatients can receive services from admission to the emergency room, intensive care units, step down units or general medical units. Outpatients can receive state of the art diagnostic swallowing assessment and intervention through the multidisciplinary swallowing disorders team at the Center for Digestive Diseases and Swallowing Disorders.


  • Kathleen Adinolfi M.A. CCC-SLP BRS-S (adult/pediatric specialist)
  • Cindy Nierenberg M.A.CCC-SLP
  • Jennifer Figueroa M.A. CCC-SLP
  • Mei Cheng M.S. CCC-SLP

Meet the Director: Marta Kazandjian M.A. CCC-SLP BRS-S

Adult Speech-Language and Swallowing Services 

Communication and swallowing services are provided to adult patients with aphasia, dysarthria, aphonia/dysphonia, dysphagia, and cognitive-linguistic impairments. These adult patients with neurological, neurodegenerative diseases and conditions, traumatic brain injury, respiratory and pulmonary disease, tracheostomy and ventilator dependence, and head and neck cancer are seen at the bedside throughout the hospital by speech pathologists and swallowing specialists.

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