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The Center for Speech and Hearing provides a broad range of speech-language pathology and audiology services which are available to the public. All services are provided under the supervision of nationally certified and state licensed speech-language pathologists or audiologists. Inquiries regarding diagnostic and/or intervention services may be made at 573-651-2050 or by contacting the clinic coordinator, Amy Herren.
Diagnostic and therapeutic services are available for children and adults addressing the following areas:
We assess and treat conditions affecting the quality, loudness, and pitch of a person's voice. We also provide services for individuals wishing to modify their voice to better reflect their gender identity.
We assess and treat conditions affecting resonance, or how the voice is affected by structures comprising the vocal tract.
We assess and treat conditions affecting a person's ability to process and understand what others' say (receptive language). This includes following directions, comprehending stories, answering questions, and understanding vocabulary words.
We also assess and treat conditions affecting a person's ability to communicate a message to others (expressive language). This includes acquiring new vocabulary words, formulating sentences, describing personal experiences, and asking questions.
The cause of these conditions could be developmental, meaning a person is born with the condition, or acquired, meaning the person has suffered from a brain injury or disease process resulting in the condition (ex: aphasia).
We assess and treat conditions affecting one's hearing. Our audiologist on staff can conduct full audiological evaluations designed to identify the presence hearing loss or auditory processing deficits. We can provide Aural Rehabilitation focused on speech and language development for individuals with hearing loss, aided by hearing aids, cochlear implants, or other assistive equipment.
Phone: (573) 651-2155
Office: Grauel 112F