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WKU Communication Disorders Clinic

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The Western Kentucky University Communication Disorders Clinic provides assessment and treatment services to individuals with communication delays and disorders and serves as a state of the art training facility for students in the Communication Sciences and Disorders Department. Student clinicians under the supervision of state licensed and nationally certified speech-language pathologists and/or audiologists provide services. Evaluation, treatment, and consultative services are offered to individuals in the following areas:     


  • Language Delays, Differences, and Disorders: result of any difficulty with the understanding and/or use of language.     
  • Speech Sound Disorders: result in incorrect production or use of speech sounds.    
  • Voice Disorders: result of any deviation in pitch, intensity, quality, or other basic vocal attribute, which consistently interferes with communication.     
  • Fluency Disorders: result when there is an interruption of the flow of speech subsequently affecting the communication process.     
  • Hearing Disorders: result in an inability to perceive sound within the normal hearing range.     
  • Swallowing Disorders: result in an inability to swallow effectively.    
  • Social Communication Disorders: result in difficulties with the use of verbal and nonverbal language for social purposes.     
  • Cognitive-Communication Disorders:  result in difficulties with one or more of the cognitive processes such as:  attention, memory, perception, orientation, language, processing speed, problem solving, metacognition, executive functioning, reasoning, organization, and/or insight and judgment.    
  • Phonological Awareness and Emergent Literacy Delays: result in an inability to listen to, analyze, and manipulate sounds in words and sentences into smaller units of sound.   
  • Augmentative/Alternative Communication (AAC) Services: result of difficulties using verbal speech to express needs, wants, thoughts, ideas, and feelings.    
  •  Accent/Dialect Expansion Services: result of an individual’s desire to seek elective services to meet personalized communication goals and objectives.     


Referrals of individuals with communication delays, differences, and disorders will be accepted from physicians, allied health professionals, educators, parents, and adults.  Please contact 270-745-2775 for more information.   


The CDC operates within the guidelines set by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.  


Contact us:
Western Kentucky University Communication Disorders Clinic

Clinic Director:  Caroline Hudson
Phone:  270-745-4684

WKU Graves Gilbert Health Services
1681 Normal Street
Bowling Green, KY 42101

Health Services Building

Clinical Education Complex
104 Alumni Avenue
Bowling Green, KY 42101

Clinical Education Complex Building

Down Syndrome of South Central Kentucky
522 State Street
Bowling Green, KY 42101

DSSCK Building


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 Last Modified 3/31/23