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Welch-Schmidt Center for Communication Disorders
The Welch-Schmidt Center for Communication Disorders is an 8,600-square-foot self-contained unit located at University of Central Missouri. We consider ourself one of the finest facilities for clinical training in the country. Students provide diagnostic and rehabilitative services to children and adults with communication disorders from the community.
About Our Facilities
UCM's Welch-Schmidt Center for Communication Disorders has eight treatment rooms with two-way mirrors, video and audio monitoring, an early childhood preschool for children with speech and language disorders, and a voice and swallowing laboratory including ridged and flexible endoscopy. The center also contains a Functional Communication Clinic, an Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) Clinic, containing an array of state-of-theart AAC devices, and a Feeding and Swallowing Clinic. Through special support from the Scottish Rite Valley of Columbia, we have built an Early Childhood Language and Literacy lab focusing on the critical connection between literacy and success. These clinics provide students with special opportunities to move learning from the classroom to a therapeutic setting.
There are two audiologic suites where assessments, to include hearing evaluations, immittance audiometry, video otoscopy, and otoacoustic emissions, are performed. The hearing aid laboratory is equipped with the latest technology for the fitting and dispensing of hearing instruments.
A variety of current assessment and treatment materials are available for students. Computers and software to support clinical education are located in the treatment rooms, labs, and in the student clinician workroom.
Accessibility and Non-discrimination Policy
The center operates as a part of the university training program and functions as a public service to the university and the community. We actively follow a policy of nondiscrimination in regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, marital status and persons with handicaps and disabilities. Services are available upon request by appointment.
The Martin Building was designed and constructed to be accessible to disabled persons. Adaptive features include a ramp, elevator, automatic and wide doors, and rest room facilities.
The Department of Communication Disorders and The Welch-Schmidt Center for Communication Disorders is located on the ground floor of the Martin Building. This building is north of Clark Street, just east of the Union. Parking is available in the Visitor's Lot. Directions and parking permits are sent to clients at the time their appointment is scheduled.
Martin Building, Room 34