Enderis Hall, Room 864
Milwaukee, WI 53211
Phone: (414) 229-4351
The Speech and Language Clinic serves the university and surrounding community by providing clinical services as part of the professional preparation of students in the department of Communication Sciences and Disorders. All students have had the necessary coursework and are closely supervised by certified, licensed speech-language pathologists. The Clinic adheres to all recognized standards of ethical practice and relevant federal and state regulations.
The Clinic provides evaluation and treatment services, usually on an individual basis, to children and adults who have a variety of communication disorders, including articulation, phonology, language, fluency, and voice. The Clinic also provides instruction for adults in accent or dialect reduction. The UWM Speech and Language Clinic provides equal access to services for all individuals regardless of age, race, religion, color, sex, national origin, ancestry, disability, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by federal or state law.
Adult Neurogenic Clinic
This clinic serves adults with the acquired disorders of aphasia, apraxia, dysarthria, and cognitive-linguistic impairment. The emphasis is on teaching the individual and his/her communication partners to utilize multiple modalities for communication, including augmentative/alternative communication when appropriate. In addition, therapy provides communication partner training and support and promotes opportunities for social interaction.
Child Language Clinic
This clinic provides services to children, two to five years, who have delays or problems with language development. They may also have speech or other developmental delays. Children attend twice a week and receive individual and/or group therapy. Groups focus on the use of language skills with peers during preschool or kindergarten activities. For older children, these activities include beginning literacy skills.
This clinic provides therapy to children and adults who demonstrate stuttering behaviors. Clients are seen 1-2 times per week for individual and/or group therapy. This clinic may also teach fluency enhancement techniques to children at-risk for stuttering. These children and their parent(s) attend therapy 1-2 times per week for individual therapy.
This clinic specializes in evaluation and therapy for all types of voice disorders in adults and children. “Voice disorders” typically include problems with vocal quality, pitch, loudness, or nasality. The clinic also sees male-to-female transgender clients. Clients are first required to have an evaluation by an otolaryngologist. Clients are seen one to two times per week for individual and/or group therapy.
This clinic provides individual and group therapy to children and adults who have articulation, phonology or language disorders. When available, this clinic also provides instruction for adults in accent or dialect reduction.
The clinic treatment programs start at the beginning of the Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters; however, referrals are accepted throughout the year. Evaluations are scheduled by appointment on the day and time of Diagnostic Clinic. Most therapy is scheduled one to two times per week, 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Monday through Thursday and 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM on Friday. Scheduling is dependent on clinical training needs and hours of availability.
The Clinic bills minimal fees to help offset the cost of materials and equipment. There is a one-session cost for evaluations. Therapy fees are for the clinic term, not per session. There is a sliding fee scale based on the federal poverty guidelines for those experiencing financial hardship.