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Speech-Language Clinic Programs

Accent Program

Accent modification sessions are designed to help non-native speakers improve English pronunciation and 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 individual session goals, and a commitment to consistent self-practice are necessary for optimal success. 

Supervisor:

Barbara Cicholski, M.A., CCC-SLP

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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.

Supervisors:

Claudia J. Mornout, M.S., CCC-SLP
Mary Lou Poole, M.S. CCC-SLP

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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 optimizing amplification with hearing aids and/or cochlear implants and other assistive technology. In addition, comprehensive treatment to improve or develop auditory perception and comprehension skills, vocabulary and expressive communication skills, as well as effective participation in a variety of interactive situations is provided.

Supervisors:

Jeanette Leonard, M.A., CCC-SLP/A
Lata Krishnan, Ph.D., CCC-A

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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 on the first floor of Lyles-Porter Hall on Mondays and Fridays from 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 

Supervisors:

Hope Gulker, M.A., M.S.W.
Anu Subramanian, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

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BrainBuilder's Men's and Women's Groups

Group cognitive-communication therapy is held weekly at University Place in West Lafayette, IN.  The program seeks 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.

Supervisors:

Claudia J. Mornout, M.S., CCC-SLP
Mary Lou Poole, M.S. CCC-SLP

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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. 

Supervisors:

Barbara Cicholski, M.A., CCC-SLP, CCC-SLP
Christi Masters, M.S., CCC-SLP, Anu Subramanian, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Emily Studebaker, M.S., CCC-SLP

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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. 

Supervisors:

Mary Lou Poole, M.S., CCC-SLP
Claudia J. Mornout, M.S., CCC-SLP

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Indiana University Health Arnett Outpatient

Diagnostic and therapy services are provided for adults in the areas of voice, dysphagia (swallowing), neurological, and motor speech problems 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. 

Supervisors:

Barbara Solomon, M.A., CCC-SLP
Dawn Wetzel, M.A.T., CCC-SLP

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Indiana University Health Arnett Hospital

Diagnostic and therapy services are provided for adults with disorders of dysphagia (swallowing), 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. 

Supervisor:

Dawn Wetzel, M.A.T., CCC-SLP

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Pragmatic Language Groups

Pragmatic Language Groups are designed to provide opportunities for children, teens, and adults with social communication difficulties to interact with peers, to learn and practice skills for social interaction, and to develop friendships.  Weekly, 90-minute sessions provide opportunities for participants to learn and practice skills during motivational 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 different groups available including Kids Club (ages 5 – 8 years), Tweens Club (ages 9 – 12 years) and Teens Club (ages 13 years- 18 years), and Adults. 

Supervisor:

Emily Studebaker, M.S., CCC-SLP

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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.  An interdisciplinary team consisting of a speech-language pathologist, an early childhood special educator, and family members plan and implement communication intervention in an early childhood setting.  The Preschool Language Program is held on the first floor of Lyles-Porter Hall on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. 

Supervisors:

Christi Masters, M.S., CCC-SLP/A
Hope Gulker, M.A., M.S.W.

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Preschool Speech-Language-Hearing Screenings

Speech, language and hearing screenings are performed at various preschools in the community during the academic calendar year. 

Supervisor:

Emily Studebaker, M.A., CCC-SLP

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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 changes in speech patterns, and reducing the fear and embarrassment commonly experienced by those who stutter.

Supervisor:

Anu Subramanian, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

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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 three mornings each week.

Supervisors:

Jeanette Leonard, M.A., CCC-SLP/A
Christi Masters, M.S., CCC-SLP

http://www.purdue.edu/hhs/slhs/research/labs/Leonard_Lab/Summer_Fun.html

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Summer Intensive Articulation and Phonology Programs

This program, which focuses on improving speech sound production, is designed to provide intensive intervention for children ages 4 to 8 years.  The program helps children learn and stabilize production of targeted sounds to improve their ability to be understood. In addition, early reading skills such as rhyming, counting syllables, and identifying sounds/letters, will be addressed. The program runs for approximately six weeks over the summer.  Children attend 90-minute, small group sessions two times a week.  

Supervisors:

Barbara Cicholski, M.A., CCC-SLP
Anu Subramanian, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

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Voice and Swallowing Evaluations and Treatment

Intervention and testing are provided for both adult and pediatric clients at the Lyles-Porter Hall Speech-Language Clinic. This clinic offers state of the art equipment including Videostroboscopy, Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES), Iowa Oral Pressure Instrument, Surface EMG, Swallow Strong and the SpeechVive. 

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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 at Lafayette Otolaryngology Associates (Drs. Berner & Hillsamer) in Lafayette. 

Supervisor:

Barbara Solomon, M.A., CCC-SLP

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Wellness Screenings

Purdue employees and retirees may have their speech, language and hearing screened on advertised days throughout the calendar year.

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