The UW-Stevens Point Speech, Language and Hearing Clinic provides both diagnostic and intervention services for individuals who have complex communication needs resulting from the following conditions:
Our extensive Augmentative and Alternative Communication Lab provides individuals with the opportunity to match their communication and accessing needs with a variety of both high tech, light tech and low tech AAC systems. Graduate students, under the supervision of our clinical staff, gain experience with both AAC assessment and intervention.
Face coverings continue to be required in the Speech, Language and Hearing Clinic in the College of Professional Studies Building. On May 17, 2021, the CDC stated that “staff, patients, residents and visitors should continue to wear masks as recommended in all healthcare facilities.” The clinic is considered a healthcare facility.
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Comprehensive hearing evaluations are offered for children and adults, and individuals are counseled on the results. If the person is a candidate for amplification, assistance and advice is provided regarding purchasing options for hearing aids or other assistive listening devices. Weekly follow-up visits are scheduled for new hearing aid users, in order to help individuals derive maximum benefit from their hearing aids. Audiologists provide individuals with a thorough orientation in the use, care, and maintenance of the specific amplification system.
Audiological services include the following:
A full range of speech/language diagnostic and therapy services is available. Assessment and treatment can be provided for the following communication concerns. These concerns may be secondary to cleft palate, cerebral palsy, autism, laryngectomy, hearing loss, cognitive disorders, learning disabilities, stroke, traumatic brain injury, or other neurological disorders.
The services of the clinic are available to people of all ages who have concerns about their speech, language, or hearing. Self-referrals and outside referrals are accepted.
The clinic is open Monday through Friday at 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. during the three academic semesters of the year and closed for holidays and vacation breaks. The hearing aid fitting and dispensing program maintains “on-call” office hours during vacation breaks.
Reserved client parking is available directly in front of the College of Professional Studies in the U-shaped parking lot. Please park in a space designated as Clinic Patient Parking.
Evaluations and treatment are scheduled by appointment throughout each semester. Depending upon the services, there may be a waiting list. Please contact the clinical administrative assistant at 715-346-3667 for more specific information. If no immediate openings are available, every effort will be made to provide an appointment during the subsequent semester. Speech/language therapy sessions are typically scheduled two times per week, with the semester therapy schedule being set at the beginning of each semester. Audiology appointments are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Hearing aid repairs can be completed Monday through Friday.
The clinic offers exceptional services at competitive prices. Fees for the initial evaluation and treatment sessions vary according to the nature of the need and the type of service required. A copy of the current fee schedule for speech/language services or information on audiology evaluation cost estimates would be available upon request. Costs for hearing aids cannot be given until a full hearing evaluation has been conducted and we have determined the type of hearing aid that meets the needs of the patient. Please contact the clinical administrative assistant at 715-346-3667 for more specific information.
Payment in full is requested at the time of service. Services can be paid by cash, check, Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover. Currently enrolled UWSP students receive evaluation and treatment services free of charge.
We do bill Security Health Plan and Medicaid (through Forward Health or with Security Health Plan as the managed care provider). Clients may wish to consult their health plan manual prior to making an appointment.