The ways in which we can communicate shape how we engage with the world. Missouri State University’s Speech-Language-Hearing clinic brings new communication capabilities to those at Missouri State and the surrounding community.
“Our clinic is divided up into three separate programs,” Lauren Jones, director of the clinic, said. “We have a speech-language pathology program, audiological services and a pre-school for children who are deaf or hard of hearing .”
The clinic’s audiological offerings include hearing evaluations, hearing aid fittings and other audiological services.
“These services are provided by our doctoral-level audiology students and supervised by licensed and certified audiologists” Jones said.
Students working in the audiology program see patients weekly.
Speech-language pathology services
The clinic also offers a semester of long-term service for those who are needing speech and language therapy.
Graduate students in the speech-language pathology program are assigned clients who they see twice a week for the entire semester.
The preschool program is specifically designed for children ages 3-5 with impaired hearing.
“Our graduate students in the program work with children who may be deaf or hard of hearing,” Jones said. “The program helps children learn to interact with their peers and be more independent.”
The clinic offers free evaluations and consultations. No referrals are necessary.