Speech Pathology and Audiology

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Speech-Language Hearing Clinic - THE SERVICES WE OFFER...

SPEECH & LANGUAGE EVALUATIONS clinic 1d

  • Our clinic provides clinical services to adults and children and their families. Out clinic is one component of a teaching institution servicing to educate future speech-language pathologists and audiologists. In our speech and language clinic we evaluate individuals across the lifespan, from birth to geriatric ages. All evaluations are provided individually and/or in a group setting by a student clinician. Each student clinician is supervised by an ASHA certified speech-language pathologist. Initial evaluations are completed to determine abilities, deficits, and any recommendations for services.
  • All evaluations include a full assessment of speech sounds, language, cognition, swallowing/feeding, vocabulary, voice, oral motor skills, social skills and the need for augmentative and/or alternative communication.



SPEECH & LANGUAGE THERAPY clinic 1f

We offer individual and group therapy services. All therapy is individualized and tailored to meet the needs of each client. Group therapy allows for clients to communicate, socialize, and meet goals among similar aged peers.

All therapy is individualized to each client's specific communication needs. Therapy is provided by a student clinician who is supervised by an ASHA certified speech language pathologist. Our specialized clinic houses observation rooms for caregivers to observe sessions, allowing for further parent/caregiver education.

The following disorders are often treated within our clinic:

  • Apraxia of speech and dysarthria
  • Dysphagia, pediatric and adult
  • Expressive/Receptive language disorders
  • Articulation disorders
  • Cognitive-communication disorders
  • Voice disorders
  • Fluency disorders
  • Phonological disorders
  • Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS)
  • Aphasia
  • Social Pragmatic Communication Disorders

To request speech & language services please fill out this "Clinic Therapy Form" and return it to the front office located in Memorial Hall #230 (or) submit it online by clicking the submit online button provided below.




AUDIOLOGICAL SERVICES

  • Our hearing clinic also offers free services. Hearing evaluations and screenings can be conducted on any client. Full audiological evaluations include pure tone, speech, and tympanometry testing. Middle ear monitoring, in addition to newborn hearing screenings are also available. Our clinic also conducts screenings for students in the teacher certification and nursing programs.



ADDITIONAL SPECIALIZED SERVICES clinic1a

  • SPEAK OUT! ® and The LOUD Crowd ®The therapy regime, SPEAK OUT! ® and The LOUD Crowd ®, were developed by the Parkinson Voice Project based on principles of the late Dr. Daniel R. Boone. The technique teaches individuals with Parkinson's Disease to convert speech from an automatic function to an intentional act. Individuals will begin with an evaluation to determine candidacy for the program. Those who are candidates will participate in approximately 5-6 weeks of individual speech therapy sessions (SPEAK OUT!) two times per week. All sessions will be led by a graduate student clinician and supervised by a speech-language pathologist trained in the techniques. Candidates will also begin attending The LOUD Crowd group sessions that meet once per week. Participants are welcome and encouraged to attend The LOUD Crowd on an ongoing basis in order to maintain their skills.
  • Deep Pharyngeal Neuromuscular Stimulation (DPNS) Therapy is a therapeutic program that restores muscle strength and reflexes within the pharynx for better swallowing.
  • VitalStim® is a safe and effective treatment for patients suffering with difficulty swallowing or dysphagia. This is a non-invasive therapy to help swallowing through the use of Neuromuscluar Electrical Stimulation (NMES).
  • Myofunctional Therapy is a series of exercises that target the muscles used for chewing and swallowing. Therapy exercises are meant to improve the strength of the muscles of the tongue and oropharynx. Myofunctional therapy helps to reinforce the proper position of the tongue within the mouth. These programs may be recommended by dentists, orthodontists, and some sleep specialists to improve breathing problems and to facilitate orthodontic interventions.
  • Voice & Swallowing Clinic: This specialized clinic will provide evaluation and consultation for clients of all ages with voice disorders or swallowing issues. All clients must be referred by an ENT.

SUPPORT GROUPS

  • Comfort Circle: Our Comfort Circle support group was designed for parents and/or caregivers of children with different abilities. We meet the first Wednesday of each month during the academic calendar. Sessions vary from specialized speakers to open discussions.

CONFIDENTIALITY

  • Student clinicians, supervisors, faculty, student observers, and staff sign confidentiality agreements and are required to undergo HIPAA training. Clients of our clinic should feel comfortable speaking with supervisors and/or student clinicians about confidentiality.

OUR CLIENTS:

  • Western Illinois University's Speech-Language & Hearing Clinic values client feedback, as we strive to provide the best services possible.
    Please feel free to follow the link below and give us your feedback.
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SUMMER SERVICES ...

LET'S TALK PROGRAM SUMMER 2020

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The Let's Talk Program is our summer camp that offers a variety of speech and language services to help meet the needs of our community. Chatter Matters is a returning 5-week program designed for ages 2-15 years old with a focus on developing receptive/expressive language, socializing, sensory-motor integration, & fine/gross motor skills. These skills will be taught through music, books, cooperative play, crafts and snack time. Each child will be paired with a WIU graduate student clinician and a certified speech-language pathologist.

June 8th-July 9th
Sessions will be 1.5 hours twice a week
*Days and times will be dependent on your child’s age.

To enroll or for more information, please call:
WIU Speech-Language & Hearing Clinic
230 Memorial Hall, 2nd Floor
Phone: (309)-298-1955

TO REGISTER

To download the "2020 Summer Let's Talk Program Registration Form"


ADDITIONAL SPECIALIZED GROUPS

Additional specialized groups will also be offered June 8th- July 9th twice a week.

Mommy & Me Signing Time!

Signing time is designed for children birth to 3- years old learning American Sign Language (ASL) signs with parents and caregivers to promote expressive communication & vocabulary growth.

Fee: $50
Tuesday & Thursdays 8:30-9:30

Ready to Learn!

This group is designed for children 3-5 years old with fun & engaging activities to learn how to identify, think about, and manipulate sounds in our spoken language. Listening, rhyming, and syllable identification will all be targeted through movement, music, circle time and hands on activities.

Fee: $50
Tuesday & Thursdays 9:00-10:00

Speech Sounds!

This group is designed for children who have difficulty producing specific speech sounds and/or phonological patterns.

Fee: $50
Tuesday & Thursdays 9:00-10:00

Individual Therapy!

Individual services will also be offered for children who present with more moderate-to-severe articulation, phonological, and/or language disorders. Our speech therapists will be happy to discuss if individual services would be more beneficial for your child.

Fee: $50

To promote the generalization of strong communication skills across settings, materials will be provided for activities and practice at home. Specific workbooks will be created based upon individual client needs.

WIU Speech-Language Hearing Clinic Information

Speech Language Clinic Hours:
8:00AM - 4:30PM (Monday through Friday)

Hearing Clinic Hours:
8:00AM - 5:00PM (Tuesday and Thursday)

Availability
WIU is a teaching institution and WIU Speech-Language Hearing Clinic is a student learning environment and therefore is open during the academic school year and a six-week summer session when students are on-campus taking courses.

Contact Information
WIU Speech-Language Hearing Clinic
Office Phone: (309) 298-1955
Memorial Hall 230, Western Illinois University

Schedule an Appointment
Click the button "Schedule an Appointment" below to make an online appointment. We will contact you within 24 hours. Please note that both Clinics are only open when the university is in session. (WIU Academic Calendar)


Location

The Speech-Language Hearing Clinic is located on the 2nd Floor of Memorial Hall on Western Illinois University's Macomb Campus.

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Services Available

The WIU Speech-Language Hearing Clinic provides speech and language evaluations, hearing evaluations and therapy for speech, language and hearing problems. New speech and language clients will typically be scheduled for an evaluation prior to being enrolled for therapy. Therapy is scheduled by semester (Fall, Spring, Summer) and usually is provided twice a week for 50-minute sessions (M/W or T/TH). Clinic appointments are scheduled by appointment only. Call Amy (309) 298-1955 or email AR-Brown4@wiu.edu to schedule an appointment for speech, language, or hearing services.


Program Oversight group

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. The Council of Academic Accreditation (CAA) of the American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA) monitors it. Through this accreditation, students completing this Master's 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. Supervisors within the clinic are ASHA certified and state licensed in Illinois.

Schedule an Appointment

Please submit this "SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT" form. We will contact you within 24 hours.

NOTE: Clinic is only open when the university is in session. (WIU Academic Calendar)