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 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.


If you are interested in participating in our clinic or finding more information, please contact us.

The clinic treatment programs start at the beginning of the fall, spring, and summer semesters. However, referrals are accepted throughout the year. Most therapy is scheduled one to two times per week, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Thursday. 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.

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 ages 2-5 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.
Fluency Clinic
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.
Voice Clinic
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.

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.
General Clinic
This clinic provides individual and group therapy to children and adults who have articulation, phonology or language disorders.
Transgender Voice Clinic
The clinic provides voice therapy for transgender clients that want their voice to more closely reflect their gender identity. Clients can be seen once or twice a week for individual therapy
Parkinson’s Voice Project
The Clinic has received a grant from the Parkinson’s Voice Project. This unique grant program aims to make quality speech treatment accessible to people with Parkinson’s across the globe. Grant sites receive free SPEAK OUT®, LOUD Crowd®, and teletherapy training for their speech-language pathologists and graduate students, as well as speech therapy supplies and funding for their LOUD Crowd® groups. Ninety percent of our second-year students have completed the SPEAK OUT!® and LOUD Crowd® online training.