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Miller Speech & Hearing Clinic

The Miller Speech & Hearing Clinic offers superior clinical services to individuals with speech, language, hearing or swallowing problems and serves the local Fort Worth community, the larger DFW metroplex, and the surrounding areas. Referrals to the clinic may be made by physicians, speech-language pathologists, audiologists, psychologists, educators, other health professionals, or by self-referral.

 

For more information about clinical services at the Miller Speech and Hearing Clinic, please contact:

Sheila Speak
Clinical Administrative Assistant 
817-257-7620 (office)
817-257-5692 (fax)
s.m.speak@tcu.edu

Lynn Flahive, the Miller Speech and Hearing Clinic Director and a certified board specialist in speech sound disorders, and her team of clinical instructors supervise undergraduate and graduate students who assess and treat children aged 18 months to 18-years-old with speech, language, neurological, and/or cognitive impairments. Clinical supervisors and students strive to help children communicate effectively by offering speech, language, cognitive assessment and individual and/or group intervention.

If you are interested in receiving speech and language services at the Miller Speech and Hearing Clinic for your child, please fill out the Child Case History form and fax it to 817-257-5692 or email it to s.m.speak@tcu.edu.

Karen Hennington, a clinical faculty member who specializes in fluency and child speech and language impairments, leads The Early Childhood Speech & Language Classrooms by serving the needs of families in the community with children who require more intense speech and language therapy than is provided in an individual setting. Toddlers and preschool children receive both group and individual therapy by undergraduate and graduate students under the direct supervision of clinical instructors. Treatment plans are tailored to the particular communication needs of each child. Parent meetings associated with the preschool groups also provide helpful information and instruction for home carryover. Three levels of classes are offered.

Leaps Program

The Leaps Program is a parent-training program designed for children ages two to three-years-old and their caregivers. This class meets on Thursdays from 9:45 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Children enrolled in the program also receive individual therapy sessions twice per week. The program teaches caregivers how to use language support strategies to improve language-based interactions at home.

Leaps Program fees (one semester, eight group sessions, 25 individual sessions): $750

Level I

The Level I classroom is designed for three-year-old children with emerging language skills (i.e., uses at least single words or gestures to communicate). The group meets on Tuesdays from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m.. Children enrolled in the program also receive individual therapy sessions twice per week. Group therapy is play-based and the clinician-client ratio is one-to-one or one-to-two. Classroom activities are designed to work on vocabulary development, phonological awareness, emergent literacy skills, play skills and a variety of social skills. Individual therapy goals are also emphasized.

Level I fees (one semester, 13 group sessions, 25 individual sessions): $900

Level II

The Level II classroom is designed for four- and five-year-old children. This group meets Mondays and Wednesdays from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Both group and individual therapy are provided during this time. Level II is a more structured program that is designed to prepare children for kindergarten. A systematic curriculum is used to teach emergent literacy and language skills for an hour. The remaining 30 minutes is used for individual therapy.

Level II fees (one semester: 25 sessions): $1,000

If you are interested in enrolling in one of the Early Childhood Speech & Language Classrooms, please contact Karen Hennington at k.hennington@tcu.edu or Sheila Speak at s.m.speak@tcu.edu to obtain more information or to schedule an observation.

Laurel Lynch, a clinical faculty member specializing in neurologically-based communication disorders, and her team of clinical instructors supervise graduate students who assess and treat adults with speech, language and/or cognitive impairments.

New clients are given a complete assessment of speech, language and cognition. Results from the assessment are used to design treatments built around an individual’s specific strengths and weaknesses. Depending on the needs of the individual, clients may receive treatment individually and/or in a small group. Clients often are assigned activities to complete at home to support improvement in communication.

For more information regarding neurological services for English or Spanish speakers, contact:

Laurel Lynch, M.S., CCC-SLP
Instructor
817-257-5796
l.lynch@tcu.edu

Tracy Burger, dual certified in audiology and speech language pathology, provides a variety of diagnostic audiological services for clients ranging in age from infancy through adulthood. Services include:

  • Hearing screening
  • Audiological evaluations
  • Immitance and otoacoustic emission testing
  • Speech audiometry
  • Evaluation of auditory processing

Lynita Yarborough, Irmgard Payne, bilingual speech language pathologists, train and supervise bilingual graduate students who provide assessment and treatment services to Spanish-speaking and bilingual adults with speech, language and/or cognitive impairments.

Monolingual and bilingual graduate students also provide services to individuals who would like to change their regional or foreign accent. The Davies School of Communication Sciences & Disorders, the Miller Speech & Hearing Clinic and the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association do not view an accent as a speech or language impairment but, with the voluntary consent of the individual, speech-language pathologists are able to use their expertise in sound and voice production to modify articulation and language intonation to change an accent.

Dr. Christopher Watts and a certified speech language pathologist leads the Voice Clinic at the Miller Speech & Hearing Clinic, one of the few resources in the DFW area with faculty who have specialty training and experience working with all populations of individuals with voice disorders.The Voice Clinic specializes in the care and treatment of individuals who have difficulty with their speaking voice and with professionally trained or untrained singers.

Individuals who visit the Voice Clinic undergo a thorough evaluation that includes laryngeal function studies and laryngeal imaging using videostroboscopy. At the completion of the evaluation, an overview of the findings is presented to the patient with specific recommendations for voice therapy, when appropriate. If the patient has not yet been evaluated by an otolaryngologist (ear nose and throat doctor), a referral will be made prior to starting voice therapy. The specific treatment approach for voice disorders depends on the diagnosis and specific problems the patient presents, and treatment plans are individualized for each patient. Both traditional voice therapy techniques and state-of-the-art computerized equipment are used to help patients regain a more functional voice and improved voice quality.

For more information out the Voice Clinic, please contact Sheila Speak at s.m.speak@tcu.edu or 817-257-7620. If you are interested in receiving voice therapy, please fill out the Voice Case History form and fax it to 817-257-5692 or email it to s.m.speak@tcu.edu.

The Stuttering Clinic at TCU’s Miller Speech & Hearing Clinic provides comprehensive services to adults, children and their families, diagnostic evaluations and treatment. Treatment options are assessed after an initial evaluation, and include the Lidcombe Program, a behavioral treatment for young children who stutter. Typically, services are provided by second-year speech-language pathology graduate students under the supervision of a licensed faculty member with expertise in fluency disorders.

For more information, contact:

Jennifer B. Watson, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, FASHA
Professor & Board Certified Specialist in Fluency
817-257-6876
j.watson@tcu.edu

Miller Speech and Hearing Clinic’s Biofeedback Specialty Clinic provides services for teaching accurate production of speech sounds to individuals who exhibit sound errors as well as closely working with our research lab (B.E.S.T. Lab) to gather research data related to speech sound production and treatment.  Our clinic uses biofeedback technologies such as ultrasound imaging and electropalatography to provide individualized feedback to our clients on how to accurately correct their speech sound errors.

Why biofeedback?

Unlike most approaches for remediation of speech sound errors, biofeedback allows you to instantaneously know what features of sound production you did right as well as what features need to be changed.  This is accomplished by being able to see what your tongue is doing inside the mouth.

 

The Aural Rehabilitation Clinic provides a variety of therapy services for children and adults with hearing loss. Services include listening and spoken language training for children and listening, lip reading and communication skills training for adults with hearing loss. Clients who use hearing aids, cochlear implants or other types of listening devices participate in audiological rehabilitation services.

For more information about the Aural Rehabilitation Clinic, please contact Sheila Speak at s.m.speak@tcu.edu or 817-257-7620.

Grupo de Apoyo Para Personas Con Afasia (Bilingual Aphasia Support Group)

Afasia es un trastorno a consecuencia de una daño al cerebro que resulta en problemas con la el habla y el lenguaje (la expresión, la comprensión, la lectura y la escritura). Este grupo gratis es para adultos que tienen dificultades con el habla y lenguaje a causa de trastornos neurológicos (embolia, demencia, trauma) y sus familias. Las pláticas serán en español e inglés.

This free group is for individuals who have communication difficulties due to neurological illness or injury, such as stroke, dementia or traumatic brain injury, and their families. Discussions are conducted in English and Spanish.

  • CUANDO/When: El primer miércoles de cada mes (menos enero y julio)/The first Wednesday of every month (except January and July).
  • Donde/Where: Miller Speech and Hearing Clinic
  • Hora/Time: 6:30- 7:30 p.m.

Fort Worth Family Chapter Stuttering Support Group

  • When: Typically on the last Tuesday of the month.
  • Where: Miller Speech Hearing Clinic
  • Time: 6:30-7:30 pm

For the current meeting schedule, contact: Sara Morian at sarakmorian@gmail.com or Lori Colletti at Lori.colletti@fwisd.org.

Support for Parents of Preschoolers Who Stutter (S-POPS)

The S-POPS group is a collaborative effort between five DFW area Speech-Language Pathologists.

  • When: Sunday, every other month
  • Where: Varies based on host SLP (The September meeting is held in the Miller Speech and Hearing Clinic)
  • Time: TBA

Please contact Karen Hennington at k.hennington@tcu.edu for more information about meeting dates and locations.

 

 

Location

3305 West Cantey
Fort Worth, Texas  76129

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SPANISH: ATENCIÓN: si habla español, tiene a su disposición servicios gratuitos de asistencia lingüística.

CHINESE: 注意:如果您使用繁體中文,您可以免費獲得語言援助服務。請致電

VIETNAMESE: CHÚ Ý: Nếu bạn nói Tiếng Việt, có các dịch vụ hỗ trợ ngôn ngữ miễn phí dành cho bạn.

KOREAN: 주의: 한국어를 사용하시는 경우, 언어 지원 서비스를 무료로 이용하실 수 있습니다.

FRENCH: ATTENTION : Si vous parlez français, des services d’aide linguistique vous sont proposés gratuitement.

TAGALOG: PAUNAWA: Kung nagsasalita ka ng Tagalog, maaari kang gumamit ng mga serbisyo ng tulong sa wika nang walang bayad.

RUSSIAN: ВНИМАНИЕ: Если вы говорите на русском языке, то вам доступны бесплатные услуги перевода.

GERMAN: ACHTUNG: Wenn Sie Deutsch sprechen, stehen Ihnen kostenlos sprachliche Hilfsdienstleistungen zur Verfügung

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