The Sir Alexander Ewing Speech and Hearing Clinic operates in conjunction with the Department of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology to provide services in speech-language pathology and audiology (hearing) to address the following disordered areas:

SPEECH – producing specific sounds or having an accent in need of modification to produce standard American speech sounds

FLUENCY – smoothness or flow of speech (disorders include stuttering)

VOICE – pitch, volume, or quality of voice

LANGUAGE – comprehension and/or expression

HEARING – audibility and speech understanding

COGNITIVE COMMUNICATION – attention, memory, problem-solving skills

SOCIAL COMMUNICATION – social interaction and pragmatic skills

ALTERNATIVE COMMUNICATION – need for assistive technology

Graduate students and upper level undergraduate students provide service delivery under the supervision of academic and clinical faculty, who are nationally certified by the American Speech, Language, and Hearing Association (ASHA).

Non-Discrimination and ADA Compliance

The SLPA Department adheres to the Ithaca College regulations in the areas of non-discrimination and ADA compliance. The following information may be found on the Ithaca College website at

It is the policy of Ithaca College to offer equal opportunity in all matters in compliance with the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1975, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Era Veteran's Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, Article 15 of the Executive Law of New York State (the Human Rights Law), the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and other related federal, state and local legislation, executive orders, regulations, and guidelines.

The College recruits, hires, and promotes on the basis of individual qualifications and performance. It is the policy of Ithaca College that discrimination on the grounds of age, disability, marital status, national origin, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or military status will not exist in any activity, area, or operation of the College.

Specialty Clinics

In addition to general speech and language services, we also offer the following specialty clinics:

Center for Life Skills at Longview - A comprehensive interdisciplinary program providing therapeutic activities for adults who have experienced a neurological impairment (e.g., stroke).

Cognitive Group at Longview - A program for individuals with dementia that incorporates cognitive activities to enhance quality of life and promote cognition, memory, and social functioning.

Communication Enhancement Program for Accent Modification (CEPAM) - In collaboration with community ESL classroom teachers, this program addresses the oral proficiency skills of adult learners of English.  CEPAM runs in cooperation with TST BOCES. 

Ithaca College Ready to Expand/Explore All Transition Experiences (ICREATE) - This program provides social communication opportunities and support services for young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Ithaca College Aphasia Network (ICAN) - This program provides communication opportunities and support to people with aphasia

Pre-K Language Enhancement Program - This program facilitates communication in preschool-aged children, at community-based locations, by targeting early literacy and focusing on age-appropriate social language skills.

Southern Tier Alternative Therapies, Inc. (STAT)-Strides  for Communication - STAT/Strides is an off-site program that promotes and facilitates equine-assisted activities by providing communication opportunities for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Transgender Voice and Communication Group - This program provides voice and communication modification therapy to people in the transgender community.

Voice and Swallowing Clinic at Cayuga Ear Nose and Throat Associates-Head and Neck Surgery - This specialty clinic provides diagnostic assessments to adults and children with voice and swallowing disorders.

If you are interested in obtaining clinical services, please contact the clinic administrative assistant at (607) 274-3714.  Any person or agency may initiate this request.  Cost for services are based on a sliding fee scale.

Clinic Hours

School year:

  • Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Note: the clinic operates under the same weather-cancellation schedule as the Ithaca City School District. 


  • Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ​

Contact Us

Location: 202 Smiddy Hall