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The Speech-Language Clinic provides evaluations, as well as individual and group intervention for children and adults with communication problems. Areas addressed include, but are not limited to:
• Accent Modification
• Communication difficulties associated with hearing loss
• Cognitive-linguistic difficulties caused by conditions such as dementia
• Receptive language difficulties caused by developmental and acquired conditions
• Speech production difficulties such as: speech sound/articulation, stuttering, voice disorders associated with vocal misuse, and a range of medical conditions such as cleft palate, Parkinson disease
• Swallowing Problems
• Traumatic Brain Injury
The Speech-Language Clinic has a rich tradition of providing a variety of clinical services to the community and Purdue University. Our missions include the prevision of excellent services to clients as well as the highest quality of clinical training for graduate students.
Location & Other Visit Information:
The Speech Clinic is located on the basement floor of Heavilon Hall on the Purdue University campus. Clinic facilities are accessible to physically handicapped persons via a ground level entrance and elevator. Parking is available for clients at designated parking meters during regular business hours (8:00 am – 5:00 pm) in front of Heavilon Hall. Additional parking is available in the Grant Street Parking Garage if meter parking is full. Payment is required to leave the garage. Please note: A caregiver must accompany and remain with any clinic patron who needs assistance with activities of daily living. Caregiver duties include, but are not limited to, transportation to and from the building and the clinic, toileting and other personal care activities.
Fragrance Free Clinic: To better protect the health of all, especially those individuals with allergies, our clinic is a Fragrance Free Clinic. We appreciate your cooperation by wearing no scented items or fragrances during your visit here.
Speech-Language Clinic Programs:
Accent Program: Accent modification sessions are designed to help non-native speakers reduce their accent, improve oral communication, build vocabulary, and learn about American culture. Effective communication requires not just the mastery of individual sounds and the accompanying aspects of pronunciation such as stress, rhythm, and intonation, but also the mastery of non-verbal communication skills such as gestures, posture, and eye contact. A typical accent modification program will involve individual and/or group sessions with a speech-language pathologist to address each of these aspects of communication. Completion of daily home assignments to augment goals of the individual session, and a commitment to consistent self-practice are necessary for optimal success. Anne Marie Kubat, M.S., CCC-SLP and Barbara Cicholski, M.S., CCC-SLP, supervise.
Adult Language Diagnostic and Treatment: Adult clients with varying neurologic diagnoses including CVA (stroke), traumatic brain injury, Parkinson disease and dementia are seen weekly for individual and/or group therapy. Therapy focuses on improving communication skills via a multi-modal approach, Anne Marie Kubat, M.S., CCC-SLP, Claudia J. Mornout, M.S., CCC-SLP and Mary Lou Poole, M.S. CCC-SLP, supervise.
Aural Rehabilitation for Children and Adults: Assessment and intervention services are provided for individuals with hearing loss from infancy through adulthood. Individual and/or group intervention focuses on auditory perception and amplification with hearing aids and/or cochlear implants, lip reading, expressive speech and language, vocabulary and communication development as well as social communication provide comprehensive treatment. Jeanette Leonard, M.A., CCC-SLP/A and Lata Krishnan, Ph.D., CCC-A supervise.
Birth-Three Program: This program provides early intervention services for children aged three or younger and their families. Individual and group therapy sessions focus on collaborating with caregivers and sharing strategies associated with the development of communication skills in young children. Children with communication delays and their parents participate in a naturalistic, play-based setting. Birth-Three is held at the Morton Community Center in West Lafayette on Mondays and Fridays from 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Hope Gulker, M.A., M.S.W. and Anu Subramanian, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, supervise.
BrainBuilder’s Men’s and Women’s Groups: These programs seek to maximize thinking, memory, and communication in a social setting for those demonstrating mild memory losses. A spouse support/education group meets at the same time as the treatment group. The weekly sessions are on Tuesdays from 10:00 – 11:30 at University Place (Men’s Group) and Wednesdays from 10:00-11:30 at St. Thomas Catholic Church (Women’s Group). Anne Marie Kubat, M.S., CCC-SLP, supervises.
Child Speech-Language Diagnostic and Treatment: Communication disorders in children and adolescents are evaluated and treated in weekly individual and/or group therapy. Evidence based practice approaches are utilized to maximize improvement in communication disorders. Barbara Cicholski, M.A., CCC-SLP, Ann Marie Kubat, M.S., CCC-SLP. Bill Murphy, M.A., CCC-SLP, Anu Subramanian, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, and Emily Tyson, M.S., CCC-SLP, supervise.
Extended Care Facility: This program provides cognitive communication screenings to the adult geriatric population with diagnoses including aphasia, traumatic brain injury, dementia, dysarthria, dysphagia (swallowing) and neurological diseases such as ALS and Parkinson disease. Mary Lou Poole, M.S., CCC-SLP and Claudia J. Mornout, M.S., CCC-SLP, supervise.
Indiana University Health Arnett Outpatient: Diagnostic and therapy services are provided for adults in the areas of dysphagia, motor speech and voice in an outpatient clinic setting. Videostroboscopy is performed by speech-language pathologists. The program is held at the IU Health Arnett Clinic on Greenbush Street on Thursday mornings from 8:00 a.m. – 1 p.m. Barbara Solomon, M.A., CCC-SLP, supervises.
Indiana University Health Arnett Hospital: Diagnostic and therapy services are provided for adults with disorders of dysphagia, motor speech, cognitive-linguistics, voice, and trach/vent in an acute care hospital setting. Videofluoroscopic Swallowing Evaluations are performed in conjunction with the Radiology Department. The program is held at the IU Health Arnett Hospital in Lafayette from 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. three mornings per week. Dawn Wetzel, M.A.T., CCC-SLP, supervises.
Pragmatic Language Groups: Pragmatic Language Groups are designed to provide opportunities for children and teens with social communication difficulties to interact with peers, to learn and practice skills for social interaction, and to develop friendships. Weekly, 90-minute sessions are designed to provide opportunities for participants to learn and practice skills during motivation activities. Participants are involved in small group and large group activities targeting skills such as turn-taking, topic maintenance, compromise, reciprocity, and interruption during both direct teaching and practice. There are three different groups available including Kids Club (ages 5 – 8 years), Tweens Club (ages 9 – 12 years) and Teens Club (ages 13 years and up). Emily Tyson, M.S., CCC-SLP, supervises.
Preschool Language Program: This communication-based program serves children ranging from 3 – 5 years of age. Various etiologies and communication problems are addressed in group and experiential situations. Children with typically developing communication skills are included as peer models. A transdisciplinary team consisting of a speech-language pathologist, early childhood special educator, and family members plan and implement communication intervention in an early childhood setting. The Preschool Language Program is held at the Morton Community Center in West Lafayette on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Jeanette Leonard, M.A., CCC-SLP/A, and Hope Gulker, M.A., M.S.W., supervise.
Preschool Speech-Language-Hearing Screenings: Speech, language and hearing screenings are performed at various preschools in the community during the academic calendar year. Mary Lou Poole, M.S., CCC-SLP, Bill Murphy, M.A., CCC-SLP and Emily Tyson, M.S., CCC-SLP, supervise.
Stuttering Therapy Diagnostic and Treatment: The clinic offers a variety of programs for people who stutter and their families. Therapy is designed to meet clients’ individual needs. Therapy with preschool and grade school children consists of individual sessions combined with parent support/training groups. Adolescents and adults may receive both individual and group therapy. Treatment emphasizes not only achieving smoother speech patterns, but also reducing the fear and embarrassment so commonly experienced by those who stutter. Bill Murphy, M.A., CCC-SLP and Anu Subramanian, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, supervise.
Summer Child Language Treatment/Research Program: Each summer, a four week child language intervention and research program takes place from mid-June to mid-July. Children ranging from 4 – 6 years of age who meet the criteria established for research protocols participate in data collection tasks and intervention activities on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Jeanette Leonard, M.A., CCC-SLP/A, supervises.
Summer Intensive Articulation and Phonology Programs: This program is designed to provide intensive intervention for children ages 4 to 10 years who receive speech therapy during the school year. The program runs for approximately eight weeks over the summer. Children attend 90-minute, group sessions three times a week. Each group consists of 2 to 4 children. The
program helps children learn and stabilize producing targeted sounds to improve their ability to be understood. Barbara Cicholski, M.A., CCC-SLP, Emily Tyson, M.S., CCC-SLP, and Bill Murphy, M.S.., CCC-SLP, supervise.
Voice Program/Lafayette Otolaryngology Associates (Drs. Berner & Hillsamer): Voice diagnostics and therapy are conducted with both children and adults in a medical private practice setting. Videostroboscopy evaluation is performed by speech-language pathologists. The program is held in Lafayette on Concord Road on Monday and Tuesday mornings from 8:00 a.m. – 12 p.m. Barbara Solomon, M.A., CCC-SLP, supervises.
Wellness Screenings: Purdue employees and retirees may have their speech, language and hearing screened on advertized days throughout the calendar year.