The Ruth Smadbeck Communication and Learning Center, which provides free services to the community, is a valuable educational asset.  Students in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology obtain on-site observation, training, and supervision. Such training is rarely available at the undergraduate level.

State-of-the-art Facility

Located in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, the Clinic has therapy rooms equipped with closed circuit audio/visual system, which maximize teaching and learning opportunities. The Center also has two sound-treated rooms, which house the audiology suite and speech science labs. The clinic is free to the public, advancing the College’s social justice mission. 

First-Hand Clinical Experience

Students will be able to learn diagnostic testing and treatment techniques for a wide range of pediatric and adult communication disorders. These include: language and phonological delay, language based learning disabilities, voice disorders, fluency disorders, aphasia, and speech correction. Clients are referred from throughout the metropolitan area and represent all age groups. Students are closely supervised in client-related activities as part of a two semester capstone course prior to graduation.

For the Public

For information about available speech-language services, please email

The Clinic provides services to our clients at no cost. Please consider a donation to support our free services. Your support is greatly appreciated.



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