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About The Clinic

The Eastern Kentucky University Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic is a non-profit clinic which has been serving the University and community since 1984.

The EKU Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic has three major functions:

  1. To provide comprehensive and equitable clinical services for persons of all ages with communication problems,
  2. To continue investigation and research on the nature and management of communication problems, and
  3. To offer ongoing clinical instruction to students in speech-language pathology and audiology.

To enable our students to fulfill their clinical practicum requirements, the majority of diagnostic and therapeutic service provided at this facility is provided by senior undergraduate and first-year graduate students. Student clinicians are fully prepared for therapy and work under the direct guidance of experienced faculty supervisors who hold the Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) in speech-language pathology or audiology from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

Our services are available to members of the university community as well as individuals from the community at large. Self-referrals are accepted, as are referrals from parents, schools, physicians, and others. Services are provided on a non-discriminatory and equitable basis to children and adults. As part of a nationally accredited University Program in Communication Disorders through the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), we abide by the ASHA Code of Ethics as a framework of principles and standards of practice in speech-language pathology.   

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