Speech, Language and Literacy Center Services
The Speech, Language and Literacy Center provides services to children and adults with communication and reading difficulties. We offer comprehensive assessment, therapy and specialty services for developmental and acquired disorders of speech and language in the areas of:
- Issues from birth to three years of age, preschool, and school age
- Dyslexia and other reading difficulties
Most treatments are individual, but may also include some group sessions. Families are encouraged to participate in and/or observe sessions. Most services are free. Our renovated, state-of-the-art Speech Center includes live monitoring by faculty and instant recording of sessions, to better diagnose and treat clients.
The Aphasia Center is a specialty unit of the Speech, Language and Literacy Center.
The Center schedule coordinates with the Institute's academic calendar. Most services are offered during the fall and spring semesters. The adult Aphasia Center also operates during the summer semester. Each semester session is 14 weeks long.
Fall: September – December
Spring: January – April
Summer: May – August
Referrals to the Speech, Language and Literacy Center come from local hospitals, schools, and other clients. We also accept self-referrals. Please direct inquiries about our services to the Director of the Speech, Language and Literacy Center: Lesley Maxwell, MS, CCC-SLP, Interim Associate Chair and Coordinator of Clinical Education in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders. If you telephone, please leave a message.
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