Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences
Clinics and Facilities
University Hearing and Speech Clinic
The University Hearing and Speech Clinic is a collaborative program with both EWU and WSU facilities open to the community, providing evaluation and therapy to children and adults with speech, language, and hearing disorders. Graduate students train within the clinic, gaining experience with a variety of disorders associated with different age groups while learning under the supervision of nationally certified and state-licensed speech-language pathologists.
The cooperative program with EWU will conclude in summer 2023, at which point the department will have a stand-alone program.
The clinic offers the phonological preschool for children age 3 to 5 whose primary communication difficulty is a speech sound disorder. The preschool is a language-rich environment that includes individual speech sound therapy sessions.
Adolescent Social Skills Group
The clinic offers a social skills group for middle school students with an Autism Spectrum Disorder diagnosis. The curriculum includes a variety of social and conversational skills, including how to handle teasing, appropriate use of humor, joining and exiting conversations with peers, and resolving arguments.
Autism and Neurodevelopmental Program
The interdisciplinary Autism and Neurodevelopmental Program of Excellence in the WSU Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine addresses the needs of children and families impacted by autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and other neurodevelopmental disorders through comprehensive evaluation and clinical services, treatment planning, and family support.
Camp Candoo is an intensive speech therapy and early literacy summer camp for children ages 5-12 with childhood apraxia of speech or other severe speech disorders held at the WSU Spokane campus. Therapy is provided by graduate level clinicians and supervised by educators who are certified speech-language pathologists and well-known experts in the field of childhood motor speech disorders with more than 50 years of combined clinical experience. The nine-day camp on the Spokane campus allows graduate students and faculty members to assess and provide intense speech therapy for the campers, many of whom come from out of state for this unique camp.
Our Aphasia Academy is a six-day aphasia program for adults with mild to moderate aphasia. Participants receive aphasia assessment, evidenced-based treatment (both individual and small group), caregiver training, and clinical teaching from highly qualified professional and student clinicians. Therapy is provided by graduate-level student clinicians supervised by a certified/licensed medical speech-language pathologist (SLP) who has experience working with individuals with aphasia in acute care, inpatient rehab, and outpatient settings.