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Susan H. Lederer PhD, MA, BS

Susan H. Lederer PhD Instructor Bio:
Susan Hendler Lederer, Ph.D., CCC is a professor in the Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders at Adelphi University, Garden City, Long Island, NY. She is a NYS licensed and nationally certified Speech-Language Pathologist with over 35 years of clinical experience including 20 years of academic experience in the areas of early language and literacy development and disorders.

Together with colleagues and students, Dr. Lederer develops research-based intervention programs for young children with and without language delays. Descriptions and efficacy of these programs have been published in peer reviewed journals and presented across the country.

This research led directly to the publication of her award winning children’s books, I Can Say That, I Can Do That, I Can Play That, and Hey, Hey, Let’s All Say designed to help children learn to talk, play, and read. In addition, Dr. Lederer is a certified children’s yoga instructor and producer of the music CD, StoryBook Yoga.


Susan H. Lederer PhD's Continuing Education Courses

First Words: Assessment and Speech Therapy Goals

First Words: Assessment and Speech Therapy Goals

Children acquire approximately 50 single words before they produce word combinations. For young children with language delays exhibiting small single word/sign vocabularies, the role of the SLP is to assess and facilitate the acquisition… Read Morearrow_right

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Early Word Combinations: Assessment and Therapy Goals

Early Word Combinations: Assessment and Therapy Goals

Moving children from single words to word combinations is not just a matter of teaching two- and then three-word utterances. For young children with language delays in this period, the role of the SLP is to identify phrase/sentence types… Read Morearrow_right

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Intervention for Single Words through Simple Sentences

Intervention for Single Words through Simple Sentences

In this course, participants will explore evidence-based intervention strategies and activities for children with language delays working on single words, phrases, and simple sentences. We will discuss the continuum from child-directed… Read Morearrow_right

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Preschool Language, Emergent Literacy, and Pretend Play

Preschool Language, Emergent Literacy, and Pretend Play

The focus of this course is the challenges of the preschool curriculum to children with language delays. Language expectations and goals across developmental domains will be identified. Books to facilitate language, literacy, and curricular… Read Morearrow_right

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