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. Difficulties with communication may be related to:
- Speech problems, such as difficulties producing specific speech sounds or patterns of sounds, stuttering, or difficulty with vocal quality.
- Language disorders, such as problems understanding and expressing ideas.
- Auditory disorders, such as hearing loss, tinnitus, and auditory processing problems.
Graduate students and upper level undergraduate students provide service delivery under the supervision of academic and clinical faculty, who are nationally certified by the American Speech, Language, and Hearing Association (ASHA).
In addition to general speech and language services, we also offer the following specialty clinics:
Center for Life Skills - A comprehensive interdisciplinary program providing therapeutic activities for adults who have experienced a neurological impairment (e.g., stroke).
Cognitive Group at Longview - A program for individuals with dementia that incorporates cognitive activities to enhance quality of life and promote cognition, memory, and social functioning.
Communication Enhancement Program for Accent Modification (CEPAM) - In collaboration with community ESL classroom teachers, this program addresses the oral proficiency skills of adult learners of English.
Ithaca College Ready to Expand/Explore All Transition Experiences (ICREATE) - This program provides social communication opportunities and support services for young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders.
Ithaca College Aphasia Network (ICAN) - This program provides communication opportunities and support to people with aphasia
Pre-K Language Enhancement Program - This program facilitates communication in preschool-aged children by targeting early literacy and focusing on age-appropriate social language skills.
Southern Tier Alternative Therapies, Inc. (STAT)-Strides for Communication - The STAT/Strides program promotes and facilitates equine-assisted activities by providing communication opportunities for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders.
Transgender Voice and Communication Group - This program provides voice and communication modification therapy to people in the transgender community.
Voice and Swallowing Clinic at Cayuga Ear Nose and Throat Associates-Head and Neck Surgery - This specialty clinic provides diagnostic assessments to adults and children with voice and swallowing disorders.
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.