Clinical Services

student clinicians assessing language of a child

At the Miami University Speech and Hearing Clinic, we provide diagnostic testing and treatment for a wide range of communication disorders. Please see the listing below of disorders we treat and services that we provide.

Speech and Language

  • Articulation/Phonological Disorders – characterized by omitting a sound, substituting one sound for another, distorting a sound, or overall poor intelligibility of speech
  • Acquired or Congenital Language Disorders – caused by neurological impairments affecting comprehension, verbal abilities, reading, and writing
  • Delayed Language - characterized by slow developing vocabulary and/or grammar skills
  • Apraxia of Speech – characterized by difficulty with the sequential motor patterns necessary for speech/language
  • Stuttering/Fluency disorders – characterized by inappropriate rate and rhythm patterns of speech
  • English as a Second Language - accent modification

Voice Disorders

  • Physician referral
  • Vocal nodules
  • Recurrent laryngitis
  • Progressive voice disorders related to Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, and other neurological conditions
  • Services for individuals wishing to reduce vocal strain or fatigue and improve general vocal quality or voice production

Hearing Disorders

  • Educational and industrial hearing screenings
  • Diagnostic testing of hearing and balance using behavioral and electrophysiological measures, including auditory brainstem response (ABR) and otoacoustic emissions (OAE)
  • Assessment of listening skills and central auditory functions
  • Hearing aid dispensing featuring the most sophisticated digital, programmable, and conventional technology
  • Support services to ensure success during hearing aid fitting and follow-up

Cognitive Disorders

  • Attention and memory deficits
  • Delayed information processing
  • Problem solving difficulties

Feeding and Swallowing Disorders

  • Physician referral
  • Choking on food or liquid
  • Failure to thrive
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Weaning from tube feeds