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The Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic in the Department of Communication Disorders and Sciences at Eastern Illinois University was the first clinic for persons with communication handicaps to be established in east central Illinois. A full range of diagnostic and treatment services for persons of all ages is available at the Clinic.

Available Services

  • Speech evaluations and therapy are provided for disorders of articulation, phonology, voice, stuttering, cleft palate, laryngectomy, neurological disorders, and accent reduction.
  • Language evaluations and therapy are offered for language processing, language-learning disabilities, autism, developmental delay, cognitive disability, aphasia, degenerative neurological conditions, stroke, and traumatic brain injury.
  • Hearing evaluations include pure tone, speech and tympanometry evaluations. Hearing screenings are conducted for students in teacher certification programs.
  • Aural rehabilitation therapy is offered for improving communication skills of persons with newly diagnosed or long standing hearing losses.
  • The fee for speech-language and/or hearing treatment during the fall or spring semesters is $300. Payment is to be made at the time services are rendered and checks should be made payable to Eastern Illinois University.
  • The fee for speech-language and/or hearing treatment during the summer semester is $200. Payment is to be made at the time services are rendered and checks should be made payable to Eastern Illinois University.

Diagnostic Services

  • Speech-language diagnostics are typically scheduled Friday mornings during the Fall and Spring semesters, and Tuesday mornings during the Summer. These evaluations usually require two hours.
  • Audiological diagnostics and speech and hearing screenings are scheduled by appointment.
  • The fee for a speech-language evaluation is $200. Payment is to be made at the time services are rendered and checks should be made payable to Eastern Illinois University.
  • The fee for a hearing evaluation is $35. Payment is to be made at the time services are rendered and checks should be made payable to Eastern Illinois University.

Speech-Language Treatment

  • Typically, two 45-50 minute treatment sessions are scheduled per week (Monday and Wednesday or Tuesday and Thursday).
  • Therapy is scheduled each semester according to the University calendar.
  • Clients usually receive 28 therapy sessions in a 14-week period in the fall or spring semester and 14; sessions in a 7-week period in the summer.

General Information

  • Services are provided by senior and graduate students in communication disorders and sciences as part of their clinical training.
  • Students are supervised by faculty members who are certified and licensed in speech-language pathology or audiology.
  • The Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic is affiliated with the Department of Communication Disorders and Sciences which is accredited by the American Speech-Language Hearing Association.
  • All information and activities regarding clients and their families at the Speech-Languge-Hearing Clinic are confidential.
  • The Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic is located on the campus of Eastern Illinois University.
  • The Clinic facilities are handicap accessible with parking nearby.
  • A parking permit is required and distributed when therapy or diagnostic services are arranged.
  • In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990, no individual shall be discriminated against on the basis of disability in the full and equal enjoyment of the goods, services, facilities, privleges, advantages, or accommodations of the University. Further, no qualified individual with a disability shall, by reason of such disability, be excluded from participation in or be denied the benefits of the services, programs, or activities of the Univeristy or be subjected to discrimination by the Univeristy.

Contact Information

  • To make an appointment or inquire about services, call the Clinic Director of the Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic at 217-581-2712
  • E-mail should be sent to slthiele@eiu.edu