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Speech Clinic at Kean University Named Program of the Year

UNION, NJ - The Institute for Adults Living with Communication Disabilities at Kean University was named 2010 Program of the Year by the New Jersey Speech-Language-Hearing Association (NJSHA).  Wendy Greenspan, clinical coordinator of the Institute, will be presented the award during the NJSHA Annual Convention on Thursday, May 6, at 5:30 p.m. in Atlantic City, N.J.

Operating under the auspices of The Center for Communication Disorders, the Institute offers expanded speech, language and rehabilitation support services, at minimal cost, to patients and caregivers suffering from aphasia, dysarthria, voice disorders, Parkinson’s disease and head injury.

“Our program helps restore the quality of life for an underserved population,” said Greenspan. “We are honored to be recognized for our work and look forward to providing these vital services to the community for years to come.”

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 1.7 million people sustain a traumatic brain injury each year. With more than 6 million stroke survivors in this country alone, the demand for speech therapy services for adults is increasing.

Located on Kean University’s East Campus in Hillside, N.J., the Institute offers individualized services for clients and families living in New Jersey. Services range from individual and group speech-language therapy to specialized training programs, counseling, client and caregiver support groups. Masters-level student clinicians under the supervision of licensed speech-language pathologists work with clients to achieve maximum recovery and to learn new ways to compensate for lost skills.

For more information about the Institute for Adults Living with Communication Disabilities, visit or contact the Wendy Greenspan, MA, CCC-SLP, at 908-737-5811 or via e-mail at