Food is something that everyone should be able to enjoy. This is the premise for the NYU Steinhardt Iron Chef Dysphagia Challenge competition, where NYU students prepare food that maximizes nutrition, texture, and taste for people with dysphagia — the medical term for chewing and swallowing difficulties.
Speech-language pathology is a master’s-level career field offering myriad opportunities to serve people of all ages in a variety of settings. Practitioners help children, adolescents, and adults manage and overcome a range of challenges, often leading to a better quality of life long after treatment ends.
Could this fulfilling field be a match for your career goals?
Your dad used to love your homemade sourdough bread. Now, he can barely get it down. Should you be worried about him? Some parts of aging are unavoidable: We all slow down, tire more easily, and take longer to do the things we once took for granted. However, difficulty or disruption in swallowing becomes persistent, it could be a sign of a disorder known as dysphagia.
On September 6, 2016, the inaugural cohort of aspiring speech-language pathologists began classes for Speech@NYU, our online master of science program in Communicative Sciences and Disorders. Currently residing all over the United States, these dedicated students reflect the academic achievement and diversity characteristic of NYU.
Voice is an important part of who we are. It’s the instrument through which we communicate and express ourselves — including how we convey our personalities and gender identities. For many transgender people, having a voice that they feel does not correspond with their gender expression and identity can be a source of stress, anxiety, or depression.