Speech-Language and Hearing Clinic

Saint Louis University's Speech-Language and Hearing Clinic has been serving the St. Louis community for more than 40 years. It provides clinical services to people with speech, language or hearing problems, and is also a training component for students in SLU’s communication sciences and disorders program. 


The clinic operates on a sliding-fee scale, allowing us to serve to a wide range of clientele who may otherwise not have the resources to afford assessment or treatment.

Through services such as comprehensive evaluation and treatment, communication sciences and disorders students gain experience with hands-on therapeutic techniques via supervised learning experiences.

Graduate students working toward master's degrees in speech-language pathology may provide clinical services under the supervision of certified, licensed faculty members at SLU.

There are five components to the clinic: speech and language, audiology, early childhood language and literacy, international adoption services, and community outreach.

Speech and Language Clinic

Diagnostic and treatment services include:

  • Articulation/phonology
  • Fluency/stuttering
  • Voice
  • Social language associated with Autism spectrum disorders
  • Language and literacy
  • Receptive language associated with developmental or acquired conditions
  • Pronouncing Standard English
  • Speech and language consultations
  • AAC intervention
  • Aural rehabilitation
  • Summer specialty camps
Audiology Clinic

The audiology services include the following diagnostic services:

  • Pediatric and adult hearing evaluations
  • Immittance and otoacoustic emissions testing
  • Auditory brainstem response testing
  • Auditory processing evaluations
Aural Rehab Clinic Following Cochlear Implant

The program is designed to retrain the brain to recognize electrical sounds as opposed to previous acoustic sounds. It involves an intensive six-week program for post-lingual patients.

Services include the following diagnostic services:

  • Auditory Training
  • Melodic Intonation Training for Prosody
  • Conversation Repair
  • Listening Strategy Training
  • Speech Reading Training
  • Visual Cue Training
The Early Childhood Language/Literacy Center

Saint Louis University’s Early Childhood Language/Literacy Center is a classroom-based preschool program within the Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic. It serves young children ages 3 to 5 who present communication impairments. The program also provides graduate students with an excellent in-house clinical practicum opportunity.

A full-time CSD faculty member serves as the coordinator of the program and provides comprehensive clinical instruction for the graduate students. The curriculum and routine provide a learning environment that is interactive, social, language-and-literacy-rich and play-based. Children learn by doing, talking, listening and acting on objects in the context of meaningful social-communicative interactions with both children and adults.

International Adoption Clinic

SLU’s International Adoption Clinic is a specialized clinical program for children adopted internationally. It provides evidence-based developmental services to families and their adopted children. Services include:

  • Assessments and intervention in speech, language, literacy and social communication
  • Social-emotional development
  • Play behaviors
  • Hearing assessments

Contact the clinic at 314-977-3365 for more information on the services provided. The clinic accepts most insurance plans as well as Medicare and Missouri and Illinois Medicaid.