The Donald R. Reed Speech & Hearing Center was founded in 1950 as a not-for-profit voluntary agency committed to helping children and adults with communication impairments. In 1996, the Center was expanded to include audiology services. The Center formally merged with Phelps Memorial Hospital Center in 2001. The Institute for Voice and Swallowing Disorders was established in 2005 to provide specialized services to children and adults with vocal pathology or swallowing dysfunction.
The Director of the Speech & Hearing Center is Paula Dinu, MS-CCC/SLP, BCSS. The Medical Director of the Institute is Dr. Craig Zalvan, Laryngologist. All services are provided by New York State licensed and ASHA certified speech-language pathologists and audiologists. Staff who provide clinical services to professional singers are trained in classical singing as well. All staff work as a team, integrating various aspects of patient care into a seamless process of diagnosis and individualized treatment planning that result in the most effective clinical service available in Westchester County.