Communication Disorders Clinic
The Western Kentucky University Communication Disorders Clinic provides effective assessment and treatment services to individuals with communication 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 licensed and certified Speech Language Pathologists and/or Audiologists provide services. Evaluation, treatment, and consultative services are offered to any age individuals in the following areas:
• Language Disorders: result from any difficulty with the understanding and/or use of language.
• Articulation Disorders: result in incorrect production of speech sounds.
• Voice Disorders: result from any deviation in pitch, intensity, quality, or other basic vocal attribute, which consistently interferes with communication.
• Fluency Disorders (stuttering): 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.
• Accent/Dialect Reduction Therapy
• English as a Second Language (ESL) Therapy
Referrals of individuals with communication disorders will be accepted from physicians, allied health professionals, educators, parents, and adults.
The CDC is licensed by the State of Kentucky and operates within the guidelines set by the American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA).
The primary role of WKU’s Communication Disorders Clinic is to be a training facility for future speech language pathologists. But the clinic also provides services for clients across the area.
A young Bowling Green woman who overcame a cancer diagnosis and a stroke is moving on with her life and WKU’s Communication Disorders Clinic is a big reason why. Amy Bingham has her story in theView from the Hill.