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:
- Voice and swallowing
- Social communication associated with Autism spectrum disorders
- Language and literacy
- Receptive and/or expressive language associated with developmental or acquired conditions
- Accent or dialect modification/accent addition
- Hearing aid evaluation and interventions
- Speech and language consultations
- Voice and communication training for transgender and gender non-binary individuals
The audiology services include the following diagnostic services:
- Diagnostic hearing evaluations
- Hearing screening
- Hearing aid evaluation
- Hearing aid dispensing, repair and batter sales
- Assistive listening devices
- Pediatric and adult hearing evaluations
- Immittance and otoacoustic emissions testing
- Auditory brainstem response testing
- Auditory processing evaluations
A program is designed to retrain the brain to recognize electrical sounds as opposed to previous acoustic sounds. It involves an intensive six to eight week program for post-lingual patients. Importance is placed on understanding abilities of familiar and non-familiar listeners. Additionally, family involvement is an integral part of the program and is highly encouraged and facilitated.
- Auditory training
- Melodic intonation training for prosody
- Conversation repair
- Listening strategy training
- Speech reading training
- Visual cue training
- Receptive language associated listening in background noise
Saint Louis University’s Early Childhood Language/Literacy Center is a communication-based preschool program within the Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic. It serves young children ages 2.5 to 5 who present communication/language 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.