Tuesday, October 6, 2015 - 2:30pm

Mercy College has been awarded a 30 thousand-dollar grant from the Thomas and Agnes Carvel Foundation to support the College’s Speech and Hearing Center. 

The Center is part of the School of Health and Natural Sciences supporting the Communication Disorder/Speech Pathology Program. The Center offers evaluation and treatment services for people with communication disorders. Of the over 60 clients seen by the Center each week, 85-90 percent are school age children.

The grant has enabled the Speech and Hearing Center to enhance and update equipment. Updates include, a video monitoring system so that faculty can observe and communicate with students as they work with clients in the clinic lab. Additionally, the College purchased a new state of the art audiometer for testing hearing, language environmental software and new apps and mini iPads to work with students and clients. 

Communication Disorders Professor and Program Director Dr. Helen Buhler said: “We are thrilled to receive this grant. Thank you to the Carvel Foundation for recognizing that speech and language skills for a child are key for their communication skills, and social and emotional development.”

Mercy College President Tim Hall said: “The Center offers a unique learning experience for undergraduate and graduate students to obtain hands-on clinical experience in evaluations and therapeutic intervention. This grant will help us better serve our clients and better teach our students.”