Rachelle Kirshenbaum, MS

Associate Academic Director, Speech-Language Pathology

Rachelle Kirshenbaum

Professor Kirshenbaum is the Associate Academic Director for the Graduate Program in Speech-Language Pathology and she is the Professor for the required course, “Language in the Preschool and School-Age Child”. Her primary area of research interest and clinical expertise are in language acquisition and language disorders. Professor Kirshenbaum is the director of the National Student Speech Language Hearing Association (NSSLHA) chapter at Touro College's Speech-Language Pathology Program, and the director of the Student Council of the Speech-Language Pathology program. She earned her Master of Science degree from Columbia University, Teacher’s College and her Bachelor of Science degree from CUNY, Brooklyn College. She is licensed by New York State (NYS-SLP), certified as a Teacher of the Speech and Hearing Handicapped (TSHH) and is certified by ASHA (CCC-SLP). She is past president of Sigma Alpha Eta, the Speech-Language-Hearing Society. As a speech-language pathologist for more than 30 years, Professor Kirshenbaum maintains an active private practice for children and adults. In addition to her position at Touro College, she was a teaching faculty member and a clinical supervisor at Brooklyn College for graduate and undergraduate students, served as the Director of the Speech Pathology Department at various nursing homes, and has been employed by attorneys to acquire speech-language services for school-aged children. Professor Kirshenbaum has presented at conventions of the of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association, has delivered presentations relating to topics in the field of speech pathology to physicians, principals and directors of educational programs throughout the Metropolitan area for the past 30 years. She is bilingual in Hebrew.

Education

  • M.S., Columbia University