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Speech and Hearing Clinic

Graduate student clinician providing individual therapy to an older client with a laptop computer

Established more than 50 years ago, the MU Speech and Hearing Clinic provides a full range of diagnostic and clinical speech-language services to children and adults with a wide variety of communication needs. Group and individual therapy sessions are available, based on the needs of each client.

All services at the MU Speech and Hearing Clinic are provided by graduate student clinicians in the Department of Communication Science and Disorders. These student clinicians are closely supervised by faculty members who hold certification in speech-language pathology.

Clinical services

Services address communication needs associated with a variety of conditions, including:

Graduate clinician and pediatric client playing with stacking block toys
  • Language learning disability
  • Developmental delay
  • Autism spectrum disorder
  • Hearing impairment
  • Stroke/CVA
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Congenital anomalies or syndromes
  • Acquired neurological disorder

Diagnostic services

An evaluation may include assessment of:

  • Oral mechanism
  • Articulation and phonology
  • Expressive and receptive language
  • Social communication
  • Reading and writing
  • Fluency
  • Voice and resonance

Therapy services

Treatment can address:

  • Expressive and receptive language delays
  • Articulation and phonological disorders
  • Stuttering and cluttering
  • Reading and writing disabilities
  • Acquired language disorders such as aphasia
  • Cognitive and linguistic deficits
  • Motor speech disorders such as dysarthria and apraxia
  • Voice and resonance disorders
  • Feeding and swallowing difficulties
  • Accent modification and pronunciation

Also, find out about the Robert G Combs Language Preschool

Non-Discrimination Policy

Faculty, students, and staff in the MU Speech and Hearing Clinics actively follow a policy of nondiscrimination. Individuals seeking service can expect to be treated fairly and without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, handicap or disability, sexual orientation, or status as a parent or veteran.

Hours and location

The MU Speech and Hearing Clinic is located at 301 Lewis Hall on the University of Missouri campus.
(573) 884-2940
Services are by appointment

For more information please contact
Leanna Lawrence, MHS, CCC-SLP, Clinic Director
E-mail Leanna Lawrence for information about the MU Speech and Hearing Clinic

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