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Clinical Services
 
UNIVERSITY OF LOUISIANA AT LAFAYETTE
Speech, Language and Hearing Center
Burke-Hawthorne Hall, Room 201
P.O. Box 43170
Lafayette, LA 70504-3170
(337) 482-6490
 
The University of Louisiana at Lafayette Speech, Language and Hearing Center offers assessment and treatment of a wide range of communicative impairments for all ages including:
  • Speech/Articulation
  • Developing Language
  • Language and Literacy
  • Aphasia/Stroke
  • Apraxia
  • Fluency/Stuttering
  • Voice
  • Brain Injury
  • Augmentative/Alternative Communications; Severe Communication Impairments
  • Hearing (hearing assessment using standard behavioral testing, otoacoustic emission testing and auditory evoked potentials)
  • Central Auditory Processing Disorders
 
MISSION
 
  The Center operates with a dual mission. We are dedicated to providing effective, state of the art community services within the university setting that improve the communication abilities of clients. We also provide graduate and upper level undergraduate students studying communicative disorders with clinical experience and training as they fulfill requirements for certification as speech-language specialists. The university setting provides a unique opportunity for faculty, staff and students to study, research and develop theory and practice for the enhancement of the client’s communication. Due to the nature of training students, some evaluation and paperwork processes may be extended compared to non-training institutions.
 
STAFF
 
  The speech/language pathologists on staff are certified by the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association and licensed by the Board of Examiners of the state of Louisiana. Four full time and two part time speech pathologists service the clients and student clinicians as clinical educators. Information on each staff member is available through the Staff link.
 
LOCATION
 
  The Speech, Language and Hearing Center is located on the UL Lafayette campus on the second floor of Burke-Hawthorne Hall on Hebrard Boulevard. Parking for clients is primarily located in the Girard Park Circle Lot (#15), next to the gym. Clients can use the per hour option at $1.25/hour, or purchase a registration tag through Parking and Transit. Limited parking is available next to the building, but a parking permit is required.
 
AREAS OF EXCELLENCE
 
 
Language and Literacy Project - A specialized clinic during the summer focusing on elementary school age children demonstrating difficulty in the area of language and literacy. Intensive reading and writing experience in both individual and group settings is provided over 7 weeks with emphasis on skills and strategies which utilize the entire language system with an emphasis on comprehension and meaning.


Aphasia Project and Services- Specialized services for individuals with aphasia as a result of a stroke or brain injury; including familiy education, individual sessions and group treatment of conversation and reading. An Aphasia Support group meets the first Thursday of each month at 8:30 a.m. Summer Aphasia Project - An intensive program of individual and group treatment with daily life application opportunities. This program involves treatment 3 days per week for six weeks. It addresses functional communciation for conversation, reading for life skills and enjoyment, and internet based communication. Affiliated with the Aphasia Center of Acadiana.

Communication Preschool - Preschool-aged children work on communication and socialization goals in a group therapy model designed to take advantage of peer interaction and structured communication activities. The communication preschool meets on Monday and Wednesday mornings during the Fall and Spring semesters and Monday through Thursday in the summer (4 days/week).

Social Communication Group - A group for elementary-aged children on the higher functioning end of the autism spectrum to facilitate social skills, language skills, make new friends and have some fun.

Voice-Science Laboratory - Our voice laboratory is equipped with instrumentation to conduct measurements and treatment for voice disorders including laryngostroboscopy.

Augmentative and Alternative Communication Laboratory - Our AAC lab is equipped with assistive devices to enhance communication effectiveness of individuals with severe or multiple impairments (e.g., cerebral palsy, head injury, progressive neurological diseases). Services include assessment for AAC (e.g., low tech communication boards or high tech talking computers), and communication training incorporating multiple modalities.

The department also holds a close affiliation with the Lafayette Chapter of the National Stuttering Association, a self help group for children and adults who stutter.
 
ADMISSION PROCEDURES and AFFILIATIONS
 
  Services of the Center are available to anyone who seeks them. Interested persons should contact the clinic office at (337) 482-6490. Once an appointment date is established, relevant medical and educational records and evaluations may be requested to be sent to the clinic or clients may elect to bring documentation to the clinic office, Room 201 of Burke-Hawthorne Hall. The Center is compliant with relevant confidentiality and HIPAA regulations. The clinic also is affiliated with the Southwestern Regional Scottish Rite Childhood Learning Center that provides services for qualified individuals. To learn more about the Scottish Rite in Louisiana, follow this link.
 
SCHEDULING
 
 

Evaluation/diagnostic sessions are typically scheduled on Fridays and may require 2-3 appointment dates to complete the process. Treatment services are typically scheduled for two days/week, either on Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday, for 50 minute sessions. Availability of services may vary depending on the number of clients currently enrolled, relevant course work completed by student clinicians, and time preference of clients. For more information contact the clinic secretary.(Stacie Thomas ).

 
ACCESSIBILITY
 
  Burke-Hawthorne Hall has designated disabled parking spaces directly adjacent to the building, ramp access via the southwest entrance, and an elevator to the second floor.
 
FEES
 
  Because of the nature of our training program, the fees for clinic services reflect a significant reduction from private clinics and medical facilities.

Speech/Language/Hearing Evaluations: $ 100.00

Treatment Sessions: $25.00

The Speech, Language and Hearing Center operates on a sliding fee scale; clients interested in applying for the sliding scale may request an application form from the clinic office. The Center does not bill third party insurance payers; however, the necessary documentation is provided for clients to submit to their insurance providers who cover speech, language, and hearing services. Services are free of charge to students, faculty and staff of UL Lafayette.
 
NONDISCRIMINATION POLICY
 
  The Speech, Language and Hearing Center complies with the University of Louisiana at Lafayette Statement of Nondiscrimination and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or disability. Clients are scheduled for services on the basis of availability of time slots, academic curriculum, student clinician/clinician educator ratio and student experience.
 

Document last revised Tuesday, April 23, 2013 10:08 AM

Copyright 2006 by the University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Communicative Disorders · P.O. Box 43170, Lafayette LA 70504-3170
Burke-Hawthorne Hall, Room 236· ncroussel@louisiana.edu
Telephone: 337/482-6721 · Fax: 337/482-1540