Clinic Scope of Services
Speech and Language
Speech and language pathologists serve a variety of clients of all ages with communication impairments. Services may be provided at hospitals, schools, clinics, assisted living facilities or through private practitioners. The WIU Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic accepts referrals from parents/family members, related agencies and medical and educational professionals. Adult individuals may self-refer. Clients are not placed into therapy without appropriate diagnostic information, completed at this clinic or from another professional facility. We welcome individuals from the university (students & faculty), Macomb and the surrounding areas. Speech-language clients are generally seen for two one-hour sessions per week, with adaptations made based on individual need.
Audiologists provide services to patients of all ages who may experience hearing impairment or unusual auditory processing. Audiologists evaluate hearing disorders, dispense hearing aids, and implement aural rehabilitation in a variety of settings, including hospitals, clinics, schools, and private practice offices. The WIU Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic primarily provides hearing screenings and diagnostic evaluations. These services are available to any current speech, language or audiology client. Specialty testing is completed as needed by the credentialed audiologist and the student clinicians. This clinic provides hearing aid evaluations and hearing aid fittings for current WIU employees, students and retirees. The staff audiologists also offer Central Auditory Processing (CAPs) testing for referrals coming from the WIU Speech-Language Clinic and any other WIU entity, such as the Office of Disability Support Services. These specialty tests are scheduled with the appropriate supervisor and student clinicians during regular clinic hours. When necessary, referrals are made to the appropriate medical professionals.
The Western Illinois University Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic is an integral part of the educational program for speech-language pathologists within the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders. It is monitored by the Council of Academic Accreditation (CAA) of the American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA). Through this accreditation, students completing this Masters program are eligible to apply for the ASHA Certification of Clinical Competence (CCC-SLP). This certification allows the bearer to work in nearly any venue in any state in the USA or province of Canada. All supervisors within the clinic are ASHA certified and licensed by the State of Illinois.