Welcome. I'm Susan Durnford a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Department here at Ithaca College. During my 14 year tenure at Ithaca College, I've had the privledge of completing research and presenting nationally in the areas of adult neurgenics and interdisciplinary education. I've also had the wonderful opportunity of supervising numerous undergraduate and graduate student clinicians both on campus and at community based sites. During the last five years, I've supervised speech-language pathology undergraduate and graduate student clinicians at the Center for Life Skills (CLS). The CLS program is housed at Longview of Ithaca and is an interdisciplinary program consisting of a variety of allied health care students working with individuals with traumatic brain injury (e.g. stroke). CLS participants are involved in therapeutic activities three days a week and are past their active stage of rehabilitiation. This practicum experience prepares our allied health care students well for their first medical/clinical placement.
Another great feature about Ithaca College is the Gerontology Institute which offers our students research opportunities and the possibility of a minor in Aging Studies. Longview of Ithaca is an adult residence 1/4 mile south of campus and provides adult residents and students a variety of cross campus experiences.
Please feel free to contact me if you should have any questions regarding the academic or clinical coursework in our degree programs.