Speech Pathology and Audiology

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SPA DAY - SPRING 2020 spa day

Interest in becoming a Speech Language Pathologist and Audiologist?

If interested in visiting, please send an email to Amanda Silberer (Head of SPA Department) AB-Silberer@wiu.edu,
or Jennifer Grimm (Undergraduate SPA Advisor) JK-Grimm@wiu.edu.


To RSVP to Discover Western, please use the link below:


Contact Amanda Silberer (AB-Silberer@wiu.edu) for an individual tour of the department, clinics, and sensory room.


Memorial Hall, 2nd Floor
Speech Pathology and Audiology Department
1 University Circle, Macomb, IL 61455

Speech Pathology Graduate Open Houses

We host a fall and spring open house for students interested in learning more about the Speech Pathology Master’s Program at Western Illinois University.

YOU ARE INVITED to the Western Illinois University, Department of Speech Pathology Graduate Open House

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Saturday March 28th, 2020


11:00AM to 2:00 PM (Lunch will be provided)


2nd floor of Memorial Hall, WIU Macomb Campus (directions will be sent the week of the event)

Topics Covered Will Include

Program overview 11:00-11:45
Mini-lecture 11:45-12:05
Mini-lecture 12:05-12:25
Department tours 12:25-12:45
Breakout discussions / Q&A 12:45-1:15
Lunch 1:15-End

* Please RSVP with the number attending to Julie Cox at JL-Cox3@wiu.edu by Friday March 20th!



Speech! Socialize! Language! Sensory! Motor Skills! clinic2

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


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.

Comfort Circle

Comfort Circle

Comfort Circle is a support group for parents and caregivers of children with special needs.

  • Down syndrome
  • Autism
  • Fragile X
  • Other syndromes and disorders

Each meeting will last approximately 1 hour. We may have speakers & time to discuss group topics such as:

  • Personal Successes & Challenges
  • Behavior Management
  • Special education
  • Sensory Needs

Download the Flyer -- "Comfort Circle"


Western Illinois University
Speech, Language, and Hearing Clinic
2nd Floor of Memorial Hall
Macomb, IL 61455


  • Monthly at 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday, February 5th
  • Tuesday, March 3rd
  • Wednesday, April 1st
  • Tuesday, April 28th

Who can participate:

  • Parents, siblings, and caregivers are welcome to join!
  • WIU Speech Clinic students will provide childcare.
  • Snacks and refreshments will be availble.
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SPEAK OUT! ® and The LOUD Crowd ® Clinics for Parkinson's Disease

The Western Illinois University Speech-Language-Hearing is proud to bring an innovative voice treatment for individuals with Parkinson’s Disease to the region. 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.

If you or a loved one is living with Parkinson’s Disease, it is never too early to begin speech therapy. Approximately 90% of those with PD will experience difficulty communicating. The WIU Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic is actively seeking candidates to begin offering SPEAK OUT! and the LOUD Crowd in September 2019.

For more information on SPEAK OUT! or The LOUD Crowd, contact Julie Cox or by calling (309) 298-1955.

Additional links:

The Western Illinois University Department of Speech Pathology & Audiology's

32nd Language Disorders Conference



Call (309) 298-3525
Email: Amy Burke

WIUSSLHA"s Socks for the Sole Fundraiser

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