Speech/Language Clinic Program
Speech/Language Diagnostic Services- Children and adults suspected of having communication disorders (i.e., articulation, voice, fluency, apraxia, aphasia, cognitive-communication, and verbal and written language) are seen in order to evaluate their speech and language behavior.
Treatment Services - Children and adults diagnosed with speech, language or hearing impairments (i.e., articulation, voice, fluency, apraxia, aphasia, cognitive-communication, and language) may receive individual or small group treatment services.
Cougar Communication Groups - These affordable and intensive summer therapy groups are for children ages 18 months and up. They are designed to improve speech and language skills and maintain progress made during the school year. Our summer program features adjusted tuition for families with lower incomes, small groups with a ratio of 1 clinician to 2 children, and fun activities.
Groups focus on a specific disorder area. Various groups are available to focus on: Language, Articulation/ Phonology, Social, Fluency, and Voice skills. These groups are especially appropriate for children who do not receive public school services during the summer. Please click here for our current flyer and enrollment packet for upcoming summer activities.
Preschool Language Learning Group (LLG) Program – Children ages two-to-five receive intensive language development intervention during three-hour group sessions on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 9-12pm.
Fluency Specialty Clinic Program – Diagnostic and treatment services are provided to children and adults with stuttering and other fluency disorders. Intervention options include individual and group therapy, and The Lidcombe Program, which is parent-implemented therapy for preschool and young school-age children.
Bilingual Assessment and Intervention Services – Children with communication difficulties who are learning more than one language have unique needs that can be supported by a knowledgeable speech-language pathologist. This fall we will be providing assessment and intervention services for bilingual children in order to achieve the best communication in all interactions and all languages.
Adult Language and Cognition Services – Treatment programs are individualized for adults who are recovering from a stroke, head injury, or other neurological condition, such as Parkinson’s Disease and Multiple Sclerosis. The programs address communication needs related to work, home, and/or social settings.
Post-Stroke Communication Group Program – Adults with aphasia come together for treatment and communication interactions with other stroke survivors. Communication Groups are offered once a week for a two-hour period, with individual treatment also available on a weekly basis for those interested in supplemental individual services. Group members practice using functional communication skills and compensatory strategies for community living. The program is appropriate for individuals no longer eligible for hospital-based rehabilitation who continue to benefit from long-term comprehensive speech-language therapy.
Accent Modification Program – Group and individual services are available for those foreign-born individuals who wish to refine their pronunciation of English for career and social interaction purposes.
Communication Enhancement Group (CEG), an Alternative and Augmentative Communication (AAC) program serves the Houston community including children diagnosed with severe speech and language delays and adults with acquired disorders presenting with communication difficulties. Services provided include assessment of communication skills, recommendations for improving communication skills, development of a communication for the individual and caretakers, and paperwork for funding of a device, if required.
Voice Evaluation and Intervention Program – The Voice Therapy Program for adults and children emphasizes achievement of the best voice possible, as well as the prevention of voice disorders. Services are tailored for individuals with hoarseness and/or those experiencing difficulty with vocal quality, voice loss, adequate loudness, pitch, or vocal fatigue. Evaluation and therapy may benefit individuals with conditions such as vocal nodules, muscle tension dysphonia, vocal cord dysfunction, paralyzed vocal folds, or neurological disorders such as Parkinson’s Disease, all conducted in collaboration with medical management. Services are available for professional voice users such as teachers, preachers and singers, as well as individuals who are transgender and interested in working on voice feminization or masculinization.
Community-Based Hearing and Speech/Language Screenings – Hearing and Speech/Language Screenings may be scheduled for children (age 3 and up) and adults in various preschools, schools or other community settings. A team of graduate clinicians under the supervision of licensed and certified speech-language pathologists travel to the schools or centers to perform the screenings. It is imperative that the screening location be suitable to perform the testing. The team must have access to electrical outlets for the audiology equipment. The screening area should be as free as possible from ambient noise, such as noisy conversations, air conditioner and other equipment noises. Screenings must be scheduled in advance. Please contact us in August to schedule for the fall semester, and in January to schedule screenings for the spring semester. There is a per person charge for each screening test. This charge includes one hearing re-screening of anyone who does not respond to all tones during the initial screening. The re-screening date is approximately two weeks after the initial screening date. At the conclusion of the screening, the facility or school will receive a written summary of the results and recommendations, along with individual letters to distribute to parents reporting the screening results and recommendations for their child. The school/facility will also receive the invoice for the screening services at this same time.