Neurogenic Communication and Cognition Clinic

Provides speech, language, and cognitive services for adults with a variety of neurological conditions. Clients are engaged in meaningful activities to reach their educational, vocational, and recreational potential.

Potential Clients
  • People recovering from stroke, traumatic brain injury, or brain tumor.
  • Individuals diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease, dementia or other neurological conditions impacting communication or cognitive skills.
  • Individuals seeking help to improve speaking, comprehension, verbal and written language expression, or cognitive functions such as self-management, attention, memory, organization, or problem solving.
  • Individuals seeking family education and training related to a loved one experiencing difficulty with speech, communication or cognitive skills.
  • Individuals interested in exploring the use of innovative technology to improve functional communication or cognition.
  • Through other Nazareth clinics, clients may also receive art therapy, health education, music therapy, physical therapy, or social work services. When appropriate and scheduling allows, individuals may be scheduled for co-treatments giving them the opportunity to work with two disciplines simultaneously to maximize therapeutic outcomes.
Session Schedule
  • 50-minute weekly sessions during Nazareth's fall and spring semesters.
  • Individual or a small-group format, depending upon client needs and clinic scheduling factors.
  • Clients are typically scheduled at the beginning of a semester. New clients may need to wait for the next semester.
Help for Parkinson's

A two-part speech therapy program, developed by Parkinson Voice Project,  offered at Nazareth helps individuals with Parkinson's disease regain and maintain effective communication:

  • The SPEAK OUT!® program emphasizes speaking with intent and converting speech from an automatic function to an intentional act. A Nazareth graduate speech-language pathology student, directly supervised by a speech-language pathologist, works with each client through a series of speech, voice, and cognitive exercises outlined in a SPEAK OUT! Workbook.
  • Upon completion of individual sessions, clients transition to a weekly SPEAK OUT! group led by a speech-language pathologist, where they continue to practice using intentional speech. Group members provide support, encouragement, and accountability to one another.

Participation in The SPEAK OUT! group, along with daily home practice and six-month re-evaluations, has been shown to help patients maintain communication skills throughout the progression of Parkinson's.

For more information, contact Jessie Preston,

Student Clinicians

All clinic therapy services are provided by students in the graduate speech-language pathology program. All therapy is supervised by faculty holding a Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology (CCC-SLP) and a New York State License in Speech-Language Pathology.

Eligibility and Fees

Individuals are considered for admission to our clinic following an evaluation and determination of eligibility based on multiple factors and criteria. The clinics are free of charge. Donations are accepted.


The clinic is on the Nazareth campus in the York Wellness and Rehabilitation Institute. The clinic space is wheelchair accessible.


Clinic parking spaces are located in front of the York Institute building and in G Lot at the end of the building. You will receive a parking pass before you begin therapy or at your first session. Please make sure it's visible on your dashboard while you're parked on campus. If you receive a parking ticket, let your clinic supervisor know.

Get Started

To investigate obtaining services with our clinic, please call the Coordinator of Operations at 585-389-2772.

The Nazareth Neurogenic Communication and Cognition Clinic does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, or genetic information. 

Brain Injury Clinic at Nazareth College


Coordinator of Operations in Communication Sciences & Disorders

Office: York Wellness and Rehabilitation Institute 235


Join us!

Are you interested in working as a clinical educator in the Neurogenic Communication and Cognition Clinic? Get more information about the position. Also see: Adjunct employment at Nazareth.