Steven M. Asofsky, MA, CCC-SLP, has earned a Master’s Degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Hofstra University (1994). Through the American Speech and Hearing Association, he holds the Certificate for Clinical Competence. Furthermore, he is permanently certified through the New York State Education Department as a Teacher of the Speech and Hearing Handicapped and is licensed through New York State as a Speech-Language Pathologist.
As a speech-language pathologist, Mr. Asofsky has been dedicated towards the treatment of patients ranging from birth through geriatrics. He has a concentration in the medical aspect of speech-pathology with emphasis in the evaluation and treatment of swallowing and voice disorders, including exercise induced paradoxical vocal cord motion disorder in young athletes. He is competent in performing modified barium swallow studies and holds certification to perform Flexible Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES) as well as Flexible Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing with Sensory Testing (FEESST) from the Department of Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery Voice and Swallowing Center at Columbia University Medical Center and New York-Presbyterian Hospital. Additionally, Mr. Asofsky is certified in a FDA approved therapy for swallowing disorders ,Vital Stim, where he was recognized in the Advance for Speech-Language Pathologists & Audiologist (Jan.29, 2007 Vol. 17 No. 5) “Dysphagia Treatment Benefits Patient”. Furthermore, he is also certified in LSVT Loud® for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease and other related neurological disorders.
Mr. Asofsky has been the chief administrator and managing partner of South Shore Speech, Language and Swallowing Disorders, PLLC, a private practice located in Babylon, New York. His scope of practice encompasses the diagnosis and treatment of motor speech disorders as well as cleft palate, feeding difficulties, voice disorders and other congenital syndromes and acquired neurogenic disorders. In addition to seeing patients, Mr. Asofsky is active as a supervisor for therapists who are in their clinical fellowship year (CFY) for speech-language pathology as well as supervises numerous graduate students from various universities throughout the country. He is an adjunct professor at Hofstra University within the School of Health Science and Human Services.
Mr. Asofsky is an active member of the Long Island Speech-Language-Hearing Association (LISHA) as he holds a position on the executive board as the Private Practice Councilor. He is further an active member of the New York State Speech-Language-Hearing Association (NYSSHLA) and the American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA) where he is active on the special interest divisions of: voice and voice disorders, fluency and fluency disorders, speech science and orofacial disorders as well as swallowing and swallowing disorders (dysphagia) and gerontology.
Mr. Asofsky has been acknowledged for his services in rehabilitation relating to human communication sciences and disorders by receiving the Mimi Katzen Award – presented by the Long Island Speech-Language and Hearing Association “In recognition of unyielding commitment to the needs of individuals with speech, language and hearing impairments”.