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Policy 1209 - Speech and Hearing Rehabilitation Center

Revision Date: 6/7/2011

Responsible Office: Department of Speech

The Louisiana Tech Speech and Hearing Center, administered by the Department of Speech, is housed in Robinson Hall. In addition to providing support for the university, college, and department's mission, the primary mission of the Speech and Hearing Center is to serve as the principal clinical training site for the program's graduate students in speech-language pathology and audiology. To fulfill this mission, the Speech and Hearing Center (a) provides appropriate and directly supervised clinical practicum experiences for students entering the discipline of human communication sciences and disorders; (b) provides comprehensive and direct diagnostic, habilitative, and rehabilitative services to individuals across the life span from diverse language, ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds who have disorders of speech, language, swallowing, hearing, and cognitive aspects of communication; (c) promotes practices for the prevention of communication, swallowing, and hearing disorders; (d) serves a consultative and collaborative role for exchange of information among persons and organizations concerned with human communication, with special reference to speech, language, and hearing; and (e) provides opportunities for research activities that enhance knowledge about human communication processes and disorders.

The services of the Center are available during the Fall, Winter, and Spring quarters of the academic year; limited services are available during the summer. Referrals for services are accepted from all sources. Diagnostic and treatment services are available to University students, faculty, and staff, and to individuals of all ages from pre-school through adulthood. Speech, language, and/or hearing evaluations are provided at no charge to University students.

Requests for services can be made through the Louisiana Tech University Speech and Hearing Center. Graduate students-in-training provide the clinical services under the direct supervision of program faculty who are licensed by the Louisiana Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology and who hold the Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology and/or Audiology awarded by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.