Speech and Hearing Clinic

The University of Arkansas Speech and Hearing Clinic is a university-affiliated practice that has been offering comprehensive speech, language and hearing services to people of all ages in the greater northwest Arkansas area since 1960. The clinic serves as the exclusive clinical training laboratory for undergraduate and graduate students in the Communication Disorders Program at the University of Arkansas. The Speech and Hearing Clinic has faculty with a wide range of experience who provide services to clients while also teaching and supervising graduate and undergraduate students.

Who can receive services at the clinic?

The clinic is open to the public and to University of Arkansas students, faculty, and staff.

Hours:

8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday

Patient parking is available at no charge in the lot adjacent to the north side of the building.

For an appointment, call 479-575-4509 or email us at spclinic@uark.edu.

 Specialized programs and services include:

The University of Arkansas Speech and Hearing Clinic offers hearing health care services to residents of Northwest Arkansas and throughout the state. We treat a wide range of hearing related disorders, which include hearing evaluation for adults and children, evaluation for hearing aids, and follow-up services for individuals with hearing aids.

The University of Arkansas Speech and Hearing clinic offers specialized services for individuals with hearing loss. We address deficits in articulation, language, and/or auditory skills that often accompany childhood hearing loss. These services require family participation and interaction throughout the evaluation and intervention process.

The Speech and Hearing Clinic is pleased to offer speech-language services focusing on accent modification/reduction. All speakers exhibit some type of accent. It is important to understand ASHA's position statement that "no dialectal variety of English is a disorder or a pathological form of speech or language." However, many speakers with strong regional or foreign accents seek services to reduce his/her accent in order to improve overall communication. We tailor services to meet the unique needs of many professionals including business executives, university professors, graduate teaching assistants, medical personnel, or others who wish to improve oral English pronunciation. More information about accent modification can be found at http://www.asha.org/public/speech/development/Accent-Modification/.

The Voice of the Ozarks is a multidisciplinary team specializing in the evaluation and treatment of voice and swallowing problems. Appointments may be scheduled at the University of Arkansas Speech and Hearing Clinic in Fayetteville or at the ENT of the Ozarks in Springdale. Additional information can be found at http://entozarks.com/VoiceOfTheOzarks.htm. Medicare patients are accepted.


In addition to the services described above, the Speech and Hearing Clinic offers evaluation and treatment of communication disorders for children and adults in the broad areas of:

Inability to produce clearly the sounds of speech making it difficult for the listener to understand the speaker

Difficulty in the ability to understand or express ideas in one's communication system to include sounds, words, meanings, grammar and social use.

The following link provides a description of communication skill development: http://www.asha.org/public/speech/development/.

Early detection and intervention to address delays in speech-language development is crucial so problems do not persist or worsen, potentially affecting later developing skills such as reading, writing, academics or the ability to negotiate friendships.

Speech and/or language skills may also be affected by stroke, traumatic brain injury (TBI), dementia, Parkinson's disease, ALS or other disease processes. The Speech and Hearing Clinic offers services to individuals who suffer speech and/or language impairments acquired later in life. The following are links to helpful resources:

Language and literacy are connected. The skills that a child develops in spoken language are interconnected with written language. If you have concerns about your child's reading or writing abilities, a speech-language pathologist is trained to provide assessment and intervention services to address these needs. The UA Speech and Hearing Clinic houses an academic language therapist trained in Take Flight. More information can be found at http://www.asha.org/public/speech/emergent-literacy/ or at http://www.tsrhc.org/dyslexia


Accepted methods of payment include:

Cash, check, or credit is accepted at the clinic.

A referral from the client's primary care provider is required.

Several insurance plans including:

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield

  • Federal Blue Cross Blue Shield

  • Tri-Care

  • Humana

  • Cigna

  • United Health Care

  • UMR

  • Aetna

A referral from the client's primary care provider may be required. Please contact the clinic directly to determine what preliminary paperwork is required.

 
The Speech and Hearing Clinic uses an electronic system to:

  • provide timely appointment scheduling,
  • enable patients quick access to records, and
  • enhance privacy and security of patient information.

The clinic staff, students, and University faculty are committed to providing you with excellent service. We appreciate your loyalty and confidence in our services and look forward to meeting your communication evaluation and intervention needs.

Patient parking is available at no charge in the lot adjacent to the north side of the building.

For an appointment, call 479-575-4509 or email spclinic@uark.edu.

ADDITIONAL LINKS OF INTEREST

National Student Speech Language and Hearing Association
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

ASHA Academic Accreditation