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The Advanced Certificate in Pediatric Dysphagia requires completion of 4 courses and 2 practica. Completion of this 18-credit certificate requires maintaining a GPA of 3.0 or above for all coursework and practica combined.


Courses are taught online, with strong faculty support throughout. Chat sessions will be regularly scheduled to ensure the material is being processed appropriately. Class discussions will also serve to clarify student concerns.

This coursework is accompanied by 2 practica (semester 2 and semester 3), where students work in neonatal intensive care units (NICU) as well  in our on-campus outpatient clinic. Students will conduct feeding/swallowing evaluations and document these throughout the practicum experience. Expert supervisors will work with small groups of students as the clinical services are provided.

At present, the practica are conducted 4 times in semester 2 (Spring) and 4 times in semester 3 (Summer), over weekends. Students complete practica at the following locations, based on population/practicum:

  • NICU: completed over 4 weekends, four 6-hour sessions for each of two semesters, at NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital (Park Slope, Brooklyn, NY);
  • Outpatient Feeding/Swallowing: completed over 4 weekends at the NYMC Boston Children’s Health Physicians Speech-Language Pathology Clinic (on campus, Valhalla, N.Y.)
  • Weekend practicum rotations in the NICU and outpatient settings



For more information contact:

Pamela Suett
(914) 594-4759 or 914-594-4510

Director of Recruitment


Dr. Luis Riquelme, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, BCS-S

(914) 594-4239

Program Director