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Continuing Education and Professional Development
1000 Hempstead Avenue
Siena Hall, Room 106
Rockville Centre, New York 11571-5002 516.323.3550

Speech-Language Pathology - Continuing Education

Molloy College offers programming wherein participants are eligible to receive CEUs from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), the accrediting organization for speech pathologists and audiologists. Programs are offered throughout the year, normally once in the fall and once in the spring. If you would like to be placed on our mailing list, email Cindy Thomas at or call 516.323.3554.

The following program will be offered this fall:

Evaluation and Treatment of Respiratory /Phonatory Problems in Children with Motor Dysfunction: Beyond Oral/Motor Treatment

Friday, October 17, 2014 from  8:15 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  ‚óŹ  Wilbur Arts Center, Hays Theatre, Rockville Centre Campus

The Speech-Language Pathology Program and the Office of Continuing Education at Molloy College is pleased to present the program: "Evaluation and Treatment of Respiratory/Phonatory Problems in Children with Motor Dysfunction: Beyond Oral/Motor Treatment". The program will be presented by Leslie Faye Davis, MS CCC/SLP, NDT Instructor (Emeritus).

Program Description
This full-day workshop is designed to provide therapists with both the theoretical and functional information regarding the respiratory/Phonatory system. In addition, this workshop will offer practical guidelines regarding the assessment and treatment of the respiratory/Phonatory problems of developmentally impaired children.

A model for therapeutic intervention will be presented which includes the "how to's" of helping our clients improve.

This practically oriented workshop takes the facts learned in school and translates them into our therapy routines.

A review of your basic anatomy and physiology of the speech mechanism prior to course attendance would be helpful..

Learner Outcomes
At the end of this program participants will be able to :

1. Describe the normal and abnormal components of movement that influence the development of respiration/phonation.
2. Describe the Kinesiology of respiration/phonation.
3. Understand the process of speech breathing and how it is affected by abnormal muscle tone and posture.
4. Carry out treatment intervention strategies to improve control of sound production. 

About the Presenter
Leslie Faye Davis, 
MS CCC/SLP, NDT Instructor (Emeritus), is a speech pathologist who is widely known as a consultant and lecturer in the field of developmental disabilities. She brings to her presentations 45 years of experience providing direct service to infants, children, and their families.

Her direct hands-on knowledge, combined with her humor and warmth, creates an atmosphere that fosters audience interaction and learning while having fun.

Leslie has been an instructor of the basic and advanced speech sections of the Neurodevelopmental Treatment courses. She is recognized as a speech instructor Emeritus. She has taught both nationally and internationally in addition to maintaining a private practice on Long Island. She has served as adjunct faculty at well-known local universities including Adelphi University, New York University, and Queens College. Her publications include articles on normal and abnormal motor and speech development, respiration and phonation, feeding and pre-speech development.

Her most recent publication, co-authored with Fran Redstone, "NDT and Speech Sound Production" was released March 2014, by Plural Publishing, Inc.

Leslie Faye Davis has disclosed that she has no financial or non-financial relationships to disclose.

Date and Time
The program will take place on Friday, October 17, 2014 from 8:15-4:00 p.m.

8:15 - 8:45      Registration and Continental Breakfast (included in your tuition)
8:45 - 9:00      Welcome/Introductions; Objectives of Workshop
9:00 - 10:00    Components of Normal Development as it Applies to Respiration/Phonation
10:30 - 10:45  Break
10:45 - 12:00  The Kinesiology of Respiration: The Mechanics of Speech Breathing
12:00 - 12:45  Lunch (included in your tuition)
12:45 - 2:30    Normal and Abnormal Patterns of respiration/Phonation and its Effect on Speech Development
2:30 - 2:45      Break
2:45 - 3:45      Therapeutic Handling to Improve respiratory/Phonatory Function
3:45 - 4           Summary, Questions and Answers

The program is offered for .6 ASHA CEUs. Intermediate level; Professional Area). A certificate of completion will be issued at the conclusion of the program.

The conference will be held in the Hays Theatre located in the Wilbur Arts Center on Molloy's Rockville Centre campus  located at 7180 Hempstead Avenue, Rockville Centre, NY 11571.  The Wilbur Arts Center is a two-story brick building located in the front of the campus just off Hempstead Avenue. The Hays Theatre is located on the first floor and a Check-In and Registration Table will be in Hays Theatre Lobby. Travel directions will be sent with your confirmation and can be viewed here

Hotel Arrangements
If you are coming from out of the area and should need hotel arrangements, we have negotiated a special discounted rate of $99 per night at the Best Western Hotel. Please mention that you are with Molloy College for that rate. The hotel is in downtown Rockville Centre and is about 10 minutes from the campus.

Best Western
173 Sunrise Highway
Rockville Centre, New York 11570

List of area hotels near the Rockville Centre campus. Need more info? Call 516.323.3554.

Tuition Rates:
Early Registration, until 9/19/14: $100
Regular Registration, 9/20-10/13: $125
Late Registration, after 10/13 or at the door: $135
Molloy Students: $10 (must register by 9/26)
Non-Molloy Students (provide copy of student ID at door): $50 (must register by 9/26)
Molloy Alumni: 10% discount

The course number is: SLP1500 Section A. You can click here to register online. Click here to register in person, by phone, fax or mail. Confirmation of your registration and classroom assignments will be sent to you upon receipt of your registration.

Refund Policy
A full refund will be granted as long as you contact us one week prior to the start of each program. However, substitutions can be made until the day of the program at no charge.

Brochure and Mailing List
The program brochure will be available in early August. To be placed on our mailing list, call Cindy Thomas at 516.323.3554 or email

If you should have any questions concerning registration or the program, call 516.323.3554 or email

 Current schedule of programs

Speech-Language Pathology Department

Molloy's Speech-Language Pathology Department continues to offer a comprehensive undergraduate program in Speech-Language Pathology/Audiology and an M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology. The Master's program in Speech-Language Pathology at Molloy College is a Candidate for Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. This is a "pre-accreditation" status with the CAA, awarded to developing or emerging programs for a maximum period of 5 years.

The Speech, Language and Hearing Center is now located at 30 Hempstead Avenue, Rockville Centre and continues to serve the community by providing an array of evaluation and treatment services.