Communication Sciences and Disorders
- 100 Clinical Research Center
The University Speech, Language and Hearing Clinic is a United Way Agency and the training clinic for graduate students in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders who are working toward the Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology. Evaluation and treatment sessions are conducted by graduate students under the direct supervision of faculty and staff certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. The clinic serves the entire Houston community and offers a sliding-fee for those who qualify.
The various communication disorders evaluated and treated at the clinic include speech production, voice, stuttering, language disorders, and speech/language difficulties associated with hearing impairment and other medical etiologies. In the event that the speech difficulty is dialectal rather than a disorder, accent modification is offered on an individual or small group basis.
Hearing evaluations are conducted and appropriate referrals are made for medical evaluation and/or hearing aid evaluation. Hearing aid fittings and follow-up and consultation regarding assistive listening devices are also provided at the clinic. The fee for hearing aids varies, depending on the instrument fitted.
All evaluations are by appointment with a 25 % discounted fee of $150 for students and UH employees. Treatment sessions coincide with the university semesters. The semester treatment fee for UH students is $200, representing a marked discount from the standard fee of $100 per hour. Fees are due at the time of service. The clinic is open Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.