Clinic Mission

Since 1983, we have offered a full range of diagnostic, treatment and education services for individuals with speech-language and hearing disorders of all ages. Our licensed/certified staff is composed of audiologists, speech pathologists, teachers of the deaf and hard of hearing as well as Missouri State graduate students.

Mission statement

The Missouri State University Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic is the primary practicum component for programs in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, within the McQueary College of Health and Human Services. The Department’s goal is to develop Scholar-Practitioners and the Practitioner portion is addressed in the Clinic.

The mission of the Clinic is to provide a clinical/educational environment in which to educate students enrolled in the programs of speech-language pathology, audiology and educational assessment and intervention services for persons who are deaf or hard of hearing. Under supervision, undergraduate and graduate students observe and participate in the assessment and management of disorders of communication which result from hearing loss or deficits in the production or reception of speech. The patient population served by the Clinic includes children and adults in the greater Springfield area. The goals of the Clinic are to:

1) provide a teaching clinic where students obtain practicum experiences to meet certification guidelines as specified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and the Council on Education of the Deaf in order to become certified in those areas upon graduation;

2) provide speech, language and hearing services to the surrounding community.

ADA statement

The Clinic complies with all laws and regulations with respect to equal treatment of clients and employees regardless of sex, age, race, creed, national origin, sexual orientation or disability condition.

We are a non-profit organization of people who like to help people!