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About the Center

The Center for Speech and Hearing provides comprehensive diagnostic and intervention services for communication disorders for all ages. Our services are available to the general public. All inquiries about our service should be directed to the Center at 573-651-2050 or by selecting the "contact us" link at left. 

The Center for Speech and Hearing is located on the main campus of Southeast Missouri State University and is affiliated with the Department of Communication Disorders. 

The Center for Speech and Hearing is a collaborative and supportive experiential learning environment for students studying speech-language pathology that provides accessible high-quality and evidence-based care to individuals with communication disorders throughout the greater Southeast Missouri region.
The Center for Speech and Hearing’s vision and goals align with that of the Department of Communication Disorders, the College of Education, Health, and Human Studies, and the University. The Center strives to:
  • foster students’ ability to integrate evidence-based practice and technological advancements with compassionate, ethical client-driven care
  • be a leader in clinical education by implementing innovative and dynamic practices
  • meet the unique and varied needs of individuals with communication disorders in the greater Southeast Missouri region through the provision of accessible, evidence-based services

Southeast Missouri State University, the Department of Communication Disorders, and the Center for Speech and Hearing are committed to providing a safe, civil and positive learning and working environment for its faculty, staff, students, and visitors, free from discrimination in any form. This policy applies to all members and guests of the University community and prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status in any of its programs or activities. Harassment based on any of these classifications is a form of discrimination that also violates University policy and will not be tolerated. In some circumstances, such discrimination may also violate federal and/or state law. Retaliation is also prohibited against anyone who asserts a claim of discrimination, participates in a discrimination investigation, or otherwise opposes unlawful discrimination. This policy is consistent with the academic mission of the University and with the legal requirements of applicable state and federal laws prohibiting discrimination. These laws include, but are not limited to: Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Missouri Human Rights Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Equal Pay Act, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam-Era Veterans Readjustment Act, the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008, and all amendments to the foregoing.


Directions to the Center for Speech and Hearing

In 2017, the Center moved to a new building located on the corner of North Pacific Street and Watkins Drive, across from the Grauel Building. Parking is available in the lot immediately in front of the Center on Watkins Drive. Patrons may enter the building via the front entrance. Please sign in upon arriving for a scheduled appointment. If you do not have an appointment, please check-in with the clinic secretary.


Coming from the South

  • Take Exit 93B on I-55 North.
  • Turn right onto Shawnee Parkway/Hwy 74.
  • Turn left onto West End Blvd.
  • Turn right onto William St. 
  • Turn left onto Pacific St.
  • Turn right on Watkins. The parking lot will be immediately to your right.



Coming from the North

  • Take Exit 99 on I-55 South. 
  • At the stoplight, turn left onto Kingshighway.
  • Turn left on Broadway. 
  • Turn left on Pacific. 
  • Turn right on Watkins. The parking lot will be immediately to your right.



From East Cape Girardeau

  • Take IL-146 west across the Bill Emerson Bridge. In MO, IL-146 switches to MO-74. 
  • Turn right on Sprigg St. 
  • Turn left on Watkins. The parking lot will be on our left before you reach Pacific St.


Visit the interactive campus map for more information. Click on the magnifying glass on the top right and type in "Center for Speech and Hearing."


Clinical Services

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Amy Herren
Clinic Coordinator
CSH 130
Center for Speech and Hearing
402 N. Pacific
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701