Supervised students provide assessment and treatment services to adults and with speech, language, and/or cognitive impairments related to:
- Speech and language delays
- Attention or memory difficulties, such as those associated with dementia or brain trauma
- Hearing Loss
- Stroke resulting in aphasia, apraxia, dysarthria, and/or right hemisphere dysfunction
- Accent Modification
New patients are assigned to a faculty member with the appropriate expertise given client concerns. Generally, clients receive a detailed assessment. Clients may be seen for therapy individually.
Grupo de Apoyo Para Personas Con Afasia [Aphasia Support Group]
Este grupo gratis es para personas que tienen dificultades con el habla y lenguaje a causa de trastornos neurologicos (embolio, demencia, trauma) y sus familias. Las platicas seran en espanol e ingles. [This free group is for individuals who have communication difficulties due to neurological illness or injury (stroke, dementia, traumatic brain injury) and thier families. Discussions will be conducted in English and Spanish.]
Cuando [When]: El primer miercoles de cada mes menos enero y julio. [The first Wednesday of every month execpt January and July].
Where [Donde]: Miller Speech and Hearing Clinic
Hora [Time]: 6:30-7:30
Assessment and treatment services are provided by students enrolled in the Master’s program in speech-language pathology with the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at TCU. Students are closely supervised by experienced faculty. Students participating in the bilingual training program are fluent in Spanish and English.
Students and faculty are specially trained to assess and treat Spanish speaking and bilingual adults and children with speech, language, and cognitive difficulties.
Areas of training include the following:
- Unique ways speech, language and cognitive deficits are seen in Spanish speakers.
- Unique ways speech, language and cognitive deficits are seen in bilinguals.
- Assessment and treatment for speech, language, and cognitive disorders in Spanish speakers and bilinguals.
Graduate students at the Miller Speech and Hearing Clinic also provide services to individuals who would like to change their regional or foreign accent. The COSD Department at TCU, the Miller Speech and Hearing Clinic and the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) do not view an accent as a speech or language disorder, but with the voluntary consent of the individual, speech-language pathologists are able to use their expertise in sound and voice production to modify articulation and language intonation to change an accent.
One goal of the clinic is to conduct research to better understand speech, language, and cognitive disorders in Spanish speakers and bilinguals, and how best to assess and treat them. Clients of the clinic will be offered the opportunity to participate in on-going research projects. Participation in research is optional.