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Communication Disorders

Martin Bldg. Room 34
Warrensburg, MO 64093
Phone: 660-543-4993
Fax: 660-543-8234





Clinical Opportunities

1. Speech-Language Diagnostic Team

The speech-language diagnostic team provides diagnostic services to clients, infancy through adult, exhibiting a wide range of communicative deficits. These teams meet with clients for approximately two hours per each diagnostic session.

2. Audiological Evaluation Team

The audiological team provides services to clients representing a continuum of ages, etiologies, and hearing deficits. These teams meet with clients for approximately one hour per each session.

3. Early Childhood Communication Disorders Program

The Early Childhood Communication Program provides individual speech and language therapy, a preschool setting, and a comprehensive parent program. The preschool setting allows the child and clinician to practice skills acquired in the individual speech/language sessions within a classroom where the new skills can be practiced in a more natural way as the child interacts with children of his/her own age. The child/clinician ratio in the preschool is never more than two to one, which provides exceptional opportunities for language enrichment as well as social development.

Each session is two hours in length. The first hour is spent in individual speech/language treatment followed by a preschool session. There are multiple sessions offered, they operate Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday .

An American Speech-Language-Hearing Association certified speech-language pathologist supervises graduate students who provide treatment and conduct the preschool.

Children participating in the program have been recommended by the University of Central Missouri Diagnostic Team or referred by other agencies or medical settings because of identified speech or language deficits.

For additional information please contact: Deborah Galley, Communication Disorders, Phone: 660-543-8378

4. Public Schools

Graduate student clinicians may be assigned, during academic school years, to provide speech-language-hearing services to children attending public schools in the area. This clinical assignment provides the opportunity for student clinicians to experience providing articulation, language, voice, fluency, or aural rehabilitation treatment to school-aged children.

5. Externships and Internships

Graduate student clinicians in speech-language pathology are assigned to clinics, hospitals, rehabilitation centers, pre-school units, infant/toddler programs, etc. that provide speech-language services.