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MEDIA CONTACT :  Lisa Metcalf
561-297-3022, lmetcalf@fau.edu


FAU’s Communication Disorders Clinic Offers Services to General Public, University Community

           

BOCA RATON, FL (October 26, 2010) – Florida Atlantic University’s Communication Disorders Clinic (CDC) is the primary training facility for graduate students in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders within the College of Education on the Boca Raton campus, and offers clinical services to both the University and general community. Services are provided by graduate student clinicians under the direct supervision of master’s and doctoral degree-level speech-language pathologists and audiologists licensed by the State of Florida and certified in clinical competence by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

The CDC evaluates and treats disorders of articulation/phonology, motor speech/apraxia, developmental language, language learning disabilities, voice, fluency, aphasia/TBI/adult cognitive disorders and hearing.  Other services include augmentative/alternative communication training, accent reduction, comprehensive hearing evaluations, hearing aid consults, tinnitus studies, aural rehabilitation consults and evaluations of central auditory processing disorders.

In addition to diagnostic and therapeutic services, there also is a Stroke Support Group that meets bi-monthly on Wednesdays at 2 p.m. and a Stuttering Support Group that meets the first Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m.  Both groups meet in Room 441 in the College of Education, Boca Raton campus.

All treatments, evaluations and support group meetings are available to FAU students and the public. Services at the clinic are available to people of all ages on a space available basis. Cost is $200 for an initial evaluation for the general public, $125 for FAU faculty and staff or $100 for FAU students with a charge of $10 for each session thereafter.    Payment may be made by cash, check or credit card. The FAU-CDC does not accept health insurance; however, patients are given a paid receipt to submit to insurance companies for possible reimbursement.

The FAU-CDC is located on the fourth floor in the College of Education, Boca Raton campus, and is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.  Hours of operation vary each semester, and are dependent upon supervisor and student availability. 

For more information or for an appointment, call 561-297-2258.

- FAU -

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