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Tina Caswell, MS, CCC-SLP

Director of Clinical Education and Clinical Associate Professor

Division of Speech and Language Pathology


Tina Caswell joined Decker College of Nursing and Health Sciences in September 2021. She is the director of clinical education in the Speech-Language Pathology Division and a clinical associate professor in the college's School of Rehabilitation Sciences.

Caswell has 14 years of experience in academia. Previously, she held a position at Ithaca College, where she taught both graduate and undergraduate students and supervised graduate speech-language pathology clinicians. She has actively participated in research during her career, presenting at more than 40 regional, national and international conferences.

Caswell’s expertise is in augmentative and alternative communication (AAC). Her clinical experience includes a private practice, where she provided services to children with complex communication needs (CCN) and their families in Broome and Tioga counties.


  • MS, speech and language pathology, Syracuse University
  • BS, teacher of the speech and hearing handicapped, Plattsburgh State University College

Research Interests

  • Persons who use augmentative and alternative communication
  • Social and emotional communication development
  • Counseling in speech-language pathology

Clinical Interests

  • Children with complex communication needs (CCN)
  • Augmentative and alternative communication (AAC)
  • Autism spectrum disorders (ASD)
  • Language and literacy development

Teaching Interests

  • Augmentative and alternative communication (AAC)
  • Autism spectrum disorders (ASD)
  • Counseling in speech-language pathology
  • Language and literacy development

More Info

  • President of the New York State Speech-Language Hearing Association (NYSSLHA)
  • Member of the United States Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)
  • Member of the ASHA SIG 12 Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)

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