For the past five years, children at an orphanage in rural
Guatemala have benefited from the expertise and compassion of a St.
John’s University professor who specializes in speech disorders.
Nancy Colodny, Ed.D., C.C.C.-S.L.P., and her students volunteer
there each May to help children whose health problems hinder their
ability to swallow.
Colodny, an Associate Professor of
Communication Sciences and Disorders, has made the hands-on
experience part of a graduate-level course, Management of Pediatric
Dysphagia in a Developing Country. The class results from the
collaboration between the offices of Academic
Global Studies. As a complement to class work, Colodny conducts
12 student volunteers to the facility in Guatemala for 10 days