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 a clinical training and research laboratory for undergraduate and graduate students and is designated as a RiteCare clinic. The clinic has faculty with a wide range of experience who provide intervention to individuals with communication disorders while also teaching and supervising graduate and undergraduate students.
Speech and Hearing Clinic
8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday
Appointments and information
Who can receive services at the clinic?
- Open to the public, faculty, staff and students
- Services available for all ages
Patient parking is available at no charge in the lot north of the building.
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/.
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. 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
United Health Care
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.