Educational Institutions

School for Language and Communication Development

  • Glen Cove, NY
  • www.slcd.org

Mission Statement

Founded in 1985 for children with severe language disorders, the School for Language and Communication Development (SLCD) provides co-educational special education programs for infants, preschoolers and school age children (grades K-12). At SLCD, we believe that language is the key to creativity, self-expression and academic achievement. Teaching children how to learn is an important goal of classroom instruction. Our innovative educational programs are based on the expectation that each child will reach his language potential. Through language facilitation and immersion, our students are prepared for life-long success. Our educational objectives include the following: * To provide a transdisciplinary model of differentiated instruction along a continuum of services. * To train parents to function as educational partners for their children, enhancing their role and involvement in educational decision * To create a culture of learning in every classroom which stimulates communication and social interaction among peers.

 

 

SLCDs middle and high school programs prepare students for a future of active participation and productive independence within a four to six year high school program. This program is designed to meet the needs of those students whose language and communication weaknesses have prevented them from succeeding in other academic programs. We accept students with language disorders, autism spectrum disorders, emotional disturbance, learning disability, mental retardation and other health impairment. It is our belief that language learning provides the foundation for all content areas of academic instruction.

Service Areas

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New York

Nassau County , 5 Boroughs of NYC

ruling year

1985

Principal Officer

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Dr. Ellenmoris Tiegerman

Keywords

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Special Education, Autism

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Also Known As

SLCD

EIN

11-2739039

 Number

6628273825

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Specialized Education Institutions/Schools for Visually or Hearing Impaired, Learning Disabled (B28)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

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Overview

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Opened in 2006, the middle/high school completed a comprehensive review process of its high school curriculum to establish course equivalency with local public high schools, positioning it to attain registration as a diploma granting high school by the New York State Department of Education. In 2008, SLCD was considered a member of the University of the State of New York with full rights, privileges and responsibilities, including authorization to grant diplomas to the students completing grade 12 at the SLCD. In September 2010, the high school program was relocated to a separate campus in Richmond Hill, NY to accommodate more students and house our vocational training center. A Calvin Klein store, life skills apartment and office training center were created by private donations in September 2010.

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Program 1

Preschool Elementary Middle/High School We have 350 students enrolled.

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Service Areas

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New York

Nassau County , 5 Boroughs of NYC

Funding Needs

The preschool/lower school age area playground flooring has deteriorated and is becoming hazardous. The upper school age playground needs to be updated to make it more age and special needs appropriate for our students. A mini school bus will support our vocational training program needs. Our students have opportunities for traveling to potential employer locations (internships) and events/workshops that will broaden their understanding of career choices. A mini bus can transport our performing arts students to community groups to perform as well as provide a way to attend competitions and auditions. Interactive whiteboards provide students with greater opportunities for participation and collaboration during class. These benefits increase students’ self-confidence and promote development of social skills. Studies show the technology has also been successful in reaching students with a variety of learning styles, including those with special needs.

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SCHOOL FOR LANGUAGE & COMMUNICATION DEVELOPMENT
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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School for Language and Communication Development

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Principal Officer

Dr. Ellenmoris Tiegerman

BIO

Dr. Ellenmorris Tiegerman is the Executive Director of the School for Language and Communication Development (SLCD) and a Professor at the Derner Institute for Advanced Psychology Studies at Adelphi University. As the founder of SLCD, Dr. Tiegerman is responsible for the creation and the development of the preschool, school age and integrated programs within the School. In 1994, Dr. Tiegerman served on Governor Patakis Transition Team for Education. She was appointed in 1995 by means of an Assembly appointment to the 21st Century Schools Committee. In 1996, Dr. Tiegerman was appointed by means of a gubernatorial recommendation to the New York State Early Intervention Coordinating Council. Most recently, Dr. Tiegerman served as Chairperson of the Parent Involvement Committee. Dr. Tiegerman has served on the faculty of several Universities in the New York Metropolitan area. She has functioned as the Director of the Adelphi University Speech and Hearing Center as well as being the Founding Director of the Adelphi University Preschool Language Stimulation Program. Dr. Tiegerman holds a Ph.D. from the City University of New York. She has extensive experience in the areas of child language development and disorders. She has been involved in many research projects and is the author of textbooks in the areas of language disorders, early intervention, parent language training and childhood autism.

STATEMENT FROM THE Principal Officer

"Can it really be 25 years? We started with 36 preschool children in 1985 and in 1987, opened our elementary school. In 2006, we had grown to 240 students and opened the middle school in Woodside. By 2010, we opened a new high school and had a program capacity for 549 students. We have always been committed to creating new programs, advocating for our families and expanding our services to meet the needs of children with disabilities. 25 years of children and parents have walked through the doors of SLCD. Time has shown that we have done an extraordinary job of giving our children a voice and a future. For all of the times that we have been told that children with disabilities will never amount to anything, SLCD has shown how much our children can accomplish with the right teacher and the right program. Our time-tested record of educational excellence has validated the efficacy of what we do as an educational institution. We have never deviated from our original mission and never shifted our focus from our ultimate goal. We have staunchly fought for what was right, and we have learned that goodness attracts good people. We have always had a guardian angel with us along our journey of sacrifice and commitment. There is nothing more precious than a childs voice, and our children have returned to tell us about their accomplishments and their lives. The vision of SLCD has become a reality. There are not too many people in life who can say they once had a dream which became a reality of buildings filled with administrators, teachers, parents and children all working towards one goal Giving Children a Voice. Together we have built an institution from the ground up brick by brick. By means of our collective energy, creativity and force of will, we have developed an institution which will live long after we are gone. It will stand in our place as a reminder to others that despite adversity and overwhelming odds, great things can be accomplished by people who believe."

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Mr. Paul Rosen

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