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George Castle

Clinical Assistant Professor

Communicative Sciences and Disorders


Dr. Castle is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the department of Communicative Sciences and Disorders. He received a B.S. in Communication Studies from SUNY Oneonta, M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology from Columbia University and a Ph.D. in Hearing & Speech Sciences (Speech-Language Pathology) from Vanderbilt University. He is licensed and nationally certified by the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) to practice speech-language pathology.

Dr. Castle is generally interested in how people learn and process information. His research interests are in the measurement of cognition and the development of language and literacy in typically developing individuals as well as those with autism spectrum disorder. He has conducted research studies on vocabulary and reading comprehension in typically developing and ASD populations and has received predoctoral translational research funding from the National Institutes of Health to investigate the relationship between pragmatic language, oral language comprehension and reading comprehension.

Clinically, Dr. Castle has treated individuals in early intervention (Birth to 3), school-age and adult populations across a variety of disorders. He has also served as an externship and clinical fellowship supervisor for graduate students earning state licensure and national certification.


Communicative Sciences and Disorders

The Communicative Sciences and Disorders Program offers rigorous training for students seeking high-quality education in speech-language pathology.

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Field Placement Practicum IV: Pediatrics

This clinical seminar allows students to apply knowledge and skills learned in the classroom to real-life situations in a variety of pediatric settings including schools, therapeutic preschool programs and private practices. The lecture meets weekly and examines the culture, research and professional practices that guide decision making in a variety of pediatric settings. Topics include but are not limited to models of service delivery, individualized educational programming, language and curriculum development, professional writing, multicultural and bilingual considerations, family counseling and the team approach. The lecture is paired with off-campus clinical practica under the supervision of ASHA certified and New York State licensed speech-language pathologists in pediatric settings.
Course #
CSCD-GE 2117
Communicative Sciences and Disorders