SLP Clinic Programs
Adult Language Program: Adult clients with varying neurologic diagnoses including CVA and TBI are seen weekly for individual and/or group therapy. Therapy focuses on improving communicative status including functional communication via a multi-modal approach. Therapy sessions are held in-house weekly to bi-weekly. Times are subject to change.
Adult Stuttering Group: This group consists of adult clients who stutter. The group provides an opportunity for adults who stutter to share experiences regarding their speech difficulties. Therapy focuses on learning new speech patterns to help smooth out or inhibit stuttering behavior. Emphasis is also on reducing the typical feelings of fear and embarrassment common to adults who stutter. Held in-house. Bill Murphy supervises. Consultative services may also be provided by a graduate student in clinical psychology.
Birth-Three Program: This program provides diagnostic and therapy services for children from birth-3 years who display a wide variety of disorders and developmental delays. Individualized and group parent-training sessions focus on indirect language stimulation within a naturalistic, play-based setting. Held at the Redeemer Lutheran Church in West Lafayette on Mondays and Fridays from 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. Mary Lou Poole, SLP, and Hope Gulker, D.T., supervise.
Indiana Veteran's Home: This program provides diagnostic and therapy services to the adult geriatric population with diagnoses including Aphasia, TBI, Dementia, Voice Disorders, Dysarthria and Dysphagia. Students also obtain experience treating residents diagnosed with progressive neurological illnesses such as ALS and Parkinson's Disease. Therapy is provided in individual and group sessions. Frequent interaction with various disciplines such as Nursing, Physicians, Dieticians, and Social Services provide the highest quality of care to each individual residing at the IVH. Mary Lou Poole and Joanne Gutek supervise.
Parent-Child Fluency Therapy Group: This group is available to preschool-age children who stutter and their parents when sufficient numbers of families are available. Children interact with their peers in a group setting where "easy talking" and turn-taking are emphasized. Parents, children, and clinicians engage in group activities designed to enable parents and their children who stutter to apply fluency-facilitating skills outside of the therapy setting. Individual therapy for the children and additional counseling services are provided as needed.
Preschool Speech-Language-Hearing Screenings: These screenings are performed at various preschools in the community during the academic calendar year.
Purdue Preschool Language Program: This communication-based program serves 15 children ranging from 3-5 years in age. Various etiologies and communication problems are addressed in group and experiential situations. A transdisciplinary team consisting of a speech-language pathologist, early childhood special educator, and family members plan and implement appropriate intervention. Held at the Redeemer Luther Church in West Lafayette in Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Jeanette Leonard and Hope Gulker supervise.
Voice Program Otolaryngology Private Practice: 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 Drs. Loy, Berner, and Hillsamer's office in Lafayette (on Concord Road) on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings from 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. Barbara Solomon supervises.
Additional Practicum Opportunities:
· Individual Speech/Language diagnostics and treatment services for children through adults
· Aural habilitation for children and aural rehabilitation for adults with hearing impairments
· Adult speech, language, and hearing screening programs: Wellness Screenings are done cooperatively with the Purdue WorkLife Program.