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Clinical Services: SOARS for Communicative Sciences and Disorders clinic use


What is it?

Steinhardt’s Observation and Recording Service (SOARS) is a secure cloud based observation and recording service used for training, courses, and clinical sessions.  This is the new digital video service that will be used in the Communicative Sciences and Disorders clinic.  This system replaces the DVD recording experience which you may have used in the past. It’s based on a platform called Valt.

SOARS supports digital capture and storage of clinic sessions. Review this case study from the Texas Woman’s University Stroke Clinic to learn more:


How to access SOARS in the clinic?

To start, stop, and review recordings use the url, SOARS username and password below from from an on-campus computer or a computer connected via NYU wifi or NYU VPN.

Note: If you do not have an account associated with CSD and would like one, please speak with your department’s SOARS administrator.


How does SOARS work?

To learn how to start, stop, and review recordings based on your role in the clinic, visit this website:

To begin a recording, remember to click on the camera icon next to the desired room's title. For more information please see this page - When a room is being recorded, anyone else other than the individual who began the recording cannot view it within SOARS.

Since SOARS is a secure cloud based observation and recording service, it’s always up and running. However after logging in, locating a room and seeing ‘Camera is not available…' please send an email to The below image shows a camera not working, and a working camera with the room’s lights turned off.


Communication between supervisors and clinicians:

Supervisors may speak to student clinicians by clicking on the microphone within the desired 'observe' window of SOARS. Students need to be wearing a receiver (product information here) with ear buds.

To use this feature, make sure the receiver is set to Channel 1 for all rooms. The supervisor will be able to use the microphone icon within the room's observe window. 

Instructional materials on the receivers is available here.


How to get help?

Contact Steinhardt Technology Services Support:




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