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.