The Sir Alexander Ewing Speech and Hearing Clinic operates in conjunction with the Department of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology to provide diagnostic services and treatment to individuals suspected of having or demonstrating communication disorders.
Graduate students and upper level undergraduate students participate in diagnostic or therapeutic services as part of their education and training. Student clinicians work closely with academic and clinical faculty, who are nationally certified by the American Speech, Language, and Hearing Association (ASHA) and who possess appropriate state Licensure.
The clinic is located on the second floor of Smiddy Hall and includes several therapy and diagnostic rooms and two sound treated audiology suites with adjoining control room. Each room is equipped with video cameras for recording and later playback availability which allows students and faculty supervisors the ability to review sessions. Observation rooms, located between every two therapy rooms, allow family members, students and supervisors to view therapy sessions.
Requests for clinic services may be initiated by any person or agency. Families, physicians, schools or community service agencies commonly refer individuals to the clinic. Cost for services are based on a sliding fee scale.