Saint Louis University's Paul C. Reinert, S.J. Speech-Language and Hearing Clinic has been serving the St. Louis community for more than 50 years. It provides clinical services to people with speech, language or hearing problems.
The clinic operates as a no-fee clinic, allowing us to serve to a wide range of clientele
who may otherwise not have the resources to afford assessment or treatment. The clinic
is able to operate thanks, in part, to donations from the public.
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Through services such as comprehensive evaluation and treatment, communication sciences
and disorders students gain experience with hands-on therapeutic techniques via supervised
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, aural rehabilitation and community outreach.
Diagnostic and treatment services include:
- Social language associated with Autism spectrum disorders
- Language and literacy
- Receptive language associated with developmental or acquired conditions
- Pronouncing Standard English
- Hearing Aid evaluation and interventions
- Speech and language consultations
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
The program is designed to retrain the brain to recognize electrical sounds as opposed to previous acoustic sounds. It involves an intensive 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
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.