Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders

Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic

Clinic Management

General Information

Speech and Hearing ClinicThe U of U Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic is a professional center within an educational setting. The clinic serves as a training program for speech pathology and audiology graduate students.  

The diagnostic and treatment services that follow are performed by graduate student clinicians under the direct supervision of clinical faculty and staff, who are certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).

No individual shall be discriminated against on the basis of race or ethnicity, gender, age, national origin, sexual orientation or disability.

 Location

The clinic is now located in a modern, spacious facility in the Research Park section of the University of Utah campus (417 Wakara Way). The telephone number (801) 581-3506.

 

Diagnosis, Evaluation and Treatment Services

  • Alzheimer's Disease

  • Aphasia

  • Articulation

  • Auditory Processing

  • Augmentative Communication

  • Aural Rehabilitation

  • Brain Injury

  • Delayed Language

  • Foreign Accent Reduction

  • Hearing Aid Evaluation and Selection

  • Hearing Testing

  • Impedance Testing

  • Language Learning Disabilities

  • Parkinson's Disease

  • Speech/Language/Hearing Problems due to Neurological Impairment

  • Specific Language Impairment

  • Stuttering

  • Tongue Thrust

  • Vestibular Assessment

Clinic Picture

Questions and Answers:

Q. How do I know if someone in my family needs speech or hearing services?

A. A problem may be suspected when:

  1. A person's speech is difficult to understand

  2. A person is overly concerned about his or her own speech

  3. A person has difficulty understanding conversation or the TV

  4. A person frequently avoids communicating with others

Q. Do I need a referral to receive services at your clinic?

A. Although we receive many referrals from physicians, teachers, orthodontists and other professionals, a referral is not necessary.

Q. With whom will I work?

A. Services are usually provided by graduate student clinicians under the direct supervision of certified and licensed clinical supervisors. Services may also be provided by licensed Ph.D. and Master's faculty.

Q. What does it cost?

A. Clinical services are billed on a fee for services basis. However, since this is a training facility, the fees for evaluation and therapy are significantly lower than the fees currently being charged by the private sector.  This reflects our attempt to minimize client expense and is similar to fees charged by other University training programs.  We will be happy to bill an insurance company with client approval.  We will make every attempt to accommodate those with special financial needs. However, the client is ultimately responsible for payment of any services not covered by a third party agency.

Q. Where are you located?

A. The Speech and Hearing clinic is located in a modern and spacious facility located in the Research Park section of the University of Utah campus (417 Wakara Way). Parking is free.

Note: In order to facilitate and enhance the training of our graduate student clinicians, videotapes, tape recordings, and/or photographs may be taken during the evaluation and/or treatment sessions.  In addition, students in the Department of Communication Disorders may directly observe sessions through the two-way mirrors.  The individual client's evaluation and treatment may also be discussed, in a confidential manner, during a staffing among student clinicians and supervising faculty. The "Authorization to Record and Observe" form, when signed by the client or legal guardian, gives the clinic authorization to utilize these clinical procedures in treatment.

We hope this provides a better understanding of the nature of the University of Utah Speech-Language Audiology Clinic.  If you wish to schedule an appointment or obtain additional information, please call the clinic secretary and/or clinic directors at 581-3506.

Audiology

Contact Us

For more information please contact:

U of U Speech-Language Audiology Clinic
417 Wakara Way
Salt Lake City, UT 84108
Phone (801) 581-3506