Homework lab provides a clinical experience for graduate students. The framework for this clinical experience is literacy or curriculum based intervention. Clients range in age from six to twenty-one. The curriculum-based approach to therapy focuses on improving the client’s understanding and use of academic language. Academic language also includes reading and writing when appropriate.
The Stuttering Clinic at TCU’s Miller Speech and Hearing Clinic provides comprehensive services to adults, children, and their families. Services include diagnostic evaluations and treatment for fluency disorders, including stuttering. The nature of treatment for individual clients is determined following an initial evaluation. Treatment options include the Lidcombe Program, a behavioral treatment for young children who stutter. Typically services are provided by second year speech-language pathology graduate students under the supervision of a licensed faculty member with expertise in fluency disorders.
For more information, contact:
Jennifer B. Watson, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Board Recognized Specialist in Fluency Disorders
Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders
Texas Christian University
Fort Worth, Texas 76129
To schedule an evaluation, contact:
Miller Speech and Hearing Clinic
A faculty member specializing in neurologically based communication disorders supervises students who assess and treat adults with speech, language, and/or cognitive impairments. These impairments may relate to:
- Stroke resulting in aphasia, apraxia, dysarthria, and/or right hemisphere dysfunction.
- Attention or memory difficulties, such as those associated with dementia or brain trauma.
New clients are given a complete assessment of speech, language, and cognition. Results from the assessment are used to design treatments that target an individual’s specific strengths and weaknesses. Depending on the needs of the individual, clients may receive treatment individually and/or in a small group. Additionally, clients often are assigned activities to complete at home in order to support improvement in communication.
The specialty Voice Clinic at the Miller Speech & Hearing Clinic is one of the few resources in the DFW area with faculty who have specialty training and experience in working with all populations of individuals with voice problems.
The Voice Clinic specializes in the care and treatment of individuals who have difficulty with their speaking voice, and with professionally trained or untrained singers. Dr. Christopher Watts works with patient populations who have voice problems affecting their speaking voice. Dr. Raul Prezas, who has a background in professional voice and is classically trained, works with individuals from all backgrounds including those who are experiencing voice problems with their singing voice.
Individuals who visit the Voice Clinic will undergo a thorough evaluation, which will include laryngeal function studies and possibly laryngeal imaging via videostroboscopy. At the completion of the evaluation, an overview of the findings will be presented to the patient and specific recommendations for voice therapy, if indicated. If the patient has not yet been evaluated by an otolaryngologist (Ear Nose & Throat doctor), a referral will be made prior to starting voice therapy.
The specific treatment approach for voice disorders will depend on the disorder diagnosis and specific problems the patient presents. We work with and help to diagnose all voice problem categories. Treatment plans are individualized for each patient. We use both traditional voice therapy techniques and state-of-the-art computerized equipment to help the patient regain a more functional voice and improved voice quality.
If you would like more information or are interested in scheduling an appointment for the Voice Clinic, please contact Dr. Chris Watts at email@example.com or 817-257-7620.