Sandy White

  • Why I Love Teaching at Molloy College

    Molloy embodies its history and traditions. It is what makes Molloy unique. The four pillars of Dominican life: community, spirituality, study and service form the cornerstones of every student's academic journey and are woven into a culture of academic curiosity. Students are interested in learning and are encouraged to engage in the numerous academic experiences  offered at the college.

  • What I am working on

    Dr. White is a Past President of the Long Island Speech Language and Hearing Association, where she continues to serve actively on committees.  Her research interests are in the relationship between language learning disorders and academic achievement, as well as identifying factors that will help to raise awareness and recognition of SLP's important role in the school setting. She is particularly interested in the self-perceptions of individuals who stutter.

  • Educational Philosophy

    Dr. Sandy White comes to Molloy with a wealth of experience, having worked extensively with school-age children throughout most of her career. She has been a strong advocate for language learning disabled children and their families and has served on Committee of Special Education and Instructional Support Teams to that end. She believes that knowledge is very empowering for making positive changes in the lives of individuals with communication disorders.  She has raised awareness of the important role of the speech language pathologist in the schools and has positively promoted strategies for teachers to help them modify instruction for their language learning disabled students.  Her knowledge of the relationship between vocabulary knowledge and development and academic learning and achievement, has been at the core of her work.

  • Educational Background
    • Ph.D. Speech Pathology, New York University, New York
    • M.A.  Speech Pathology, Hofstra University, Hempstead, New York
    • B.A.  Speech Pathology, Hofstra University, Hempstead, New York
  • Additional Information

    Examples of Classes Taught:

    • Phonetics and Vocal Patterns
    • Language Acquisition
    • Clinical Practicum I
    • Fluency
    • Language Disorders in Children
    • Speech-Language Pathology in the School Setting

    Professional Memberships:

    • American Speech Language and Hearing Association
    • New York State Speech Language and Hearing Association
    • Long Island Speech Language and Hearing Association

  • Publications/Presentations
    • Invited panelist to talk about "Stuttering" at the Annual Long Island Speech Language and Hearing Association Conference
    • Presented in-service instruction on "Understanding Speech and Language Disabilities for the Classroom Teacher", Merrick Union Free School District, Merrick NY
    • Presented in-service workshop on the "Lindamood Bell Program", Merrick Union Free School District, Merrick NY
    • "The Changing Role of the Speech Language Pathologist in the Public Schools", workshop presentation at the Westchester Speech Language and Hearing Association
    • "Inclusion or Intrusion" presentation made at the New York State Speech Language and Hearing Association Annual Convention