The purposes of the Louisiana Tech Speech and Hearing Center are to:
- provide appropriate and direct supervision of clinical practicum to individuals entering the discipline of human communication sciences and disorders,
- provide direct diagnostic services and treatment services for individuals of all ages with speech, language, and hearing disorders,
- serve as a consultative and collaborate role for exchange of information among persons and organizations, and
- provide opportunities for research activities to enhance knowledge about human communication processes and disorders.
- Comprehensive Audiological Assessment
- Hearing Aid Evaluation, Selection, Fitting, Orientation & Troubleshooting
- Aural Habilitation/Rehabilitation
- (Central) Auditory Processing Assessment
- Auditory Brainstem Response Testing
- Services for birth to geriatric population
- Comprehensive speech and language evaluation
- Therapy services provided for all areas of communication disorders
- Augmentative/assistive communication evaluations and therapy sessions
Counseling is provided to parents and families regarding their concerns about speech, language and hearing. Because conditions such as learning disabilities, cleft palate, stroke, and others often co-exist with communication disorders, the clinical staff routinely work with schools, physicians, psychologists, and other health professionals or agencies to design comprehensive treatment programs.
Clinical services are provided by graduate student clinicians under the direct supervision of university 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.
Appointments are usually arranged between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday throughout the nine-month academic year. The Speech and Hearing Center operates on a non-profit fee schedule basis.
Referrals are accepted form all sources including physicians, schools, social service agencies, industries and individuals. The referral process is initiated by calling the Center.
For Appointments or Additional Information, contact:
Louisiana Tech Speech and Hearing Center
P.O. Box 3165
Ruston, LA 71272
Phone: (318) 257-4766
Fax: (318) 257-4492
Christina Madix, M.A., CCC-SLP
Director, Speech and Language Services
Matthew Bryan, Au.D.,CCC-A
Director, Audiological Services
The graduate training programs in speech-language pathology and audiology are accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
Statement of Nondiscriminatory Procedures
Students, faculty, staff, and persons served in the program's clinics are treated in a nondiscriminatory manner-that is, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national or ethnic origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, citizenship, or status as a covered veteran. The institution and program comply with all applicable laws, regulations, and executive orders pertaining thereto.
The Louisiana Tech Speech and Hearing Center follows the policies and procedures related to closures set forth by Louisiana Tech University. If the University closes, the clinic will also close. To verify University closures you can visit Louisiana Tech University website (www.latech.edu). The information is updated regularly and as needed during emergency situations.
Click on the links for information concerning:
- Speech and Hearing Center Facts
- Patient/Client Bill of Rights
- Notice of Privacy Practices
- Accessibility to the Louisiana Tech Speech and Hearing Center for Clients with Disabilities
- Statements of Nondiscrimination
- Complaints Regarding Services
- Emergency Preparedness Procedures