Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Clinic

Established in 1958, the UNC Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology Clinic provides a variety of diagnostic and rehabilitative services to individuals with speech, language, hearing, and/or balance difficulties. Our facility located in Gunter Hall was fully remodeled in 1995 and equipped with the latest instrumentation for diagnosing and treating communication disorders of any age. Referrals from physicians, teachers, speech-language pathologists, audiologists, parents, or other clients are accepted but are not necessary.

The Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Clinic is a non-profit organization. Services are provided by graduate students under the supervision of faculty and staff who are certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).

Audiological Services

  • Comprehensive hearing evaluations (adults and pediatrics)
  • Hearing aid evaluations, fitting, orientation, sales, and maintenance
  • Hearing aid battery sales
  • Assistive listening devices
  • Cochlear Implant Candidacy Evaluations (adults)
  • Cochlear Implant Programming (adults)
  • Aural rehabilitation classes
  • Auditory Processing Disorders Evaluations (ages 7 and older)
  • Auditory brainstem response (ABR/BAER) assessment
  • Otoacoustic emission (TEOAE & DPOAE) testing
  • Middle ear (immittance) testing
  • Occupational hearing conservation
  • Sound measurement and surveys
  • Personal hearing protection
  • Mobile audiometry

Speech-Language Services

  • Comprehensive speech and language evaluations
  • Individual and group therapy for children and adults with disorders of fluency, voice, autism, and/or language.
  • Individual and group therapy for speech-language disorders following stroke, head trauma, or laryngectomy
  • Individual evaluation and treatment of swallowing
  • Aural (re)habilitation
  • Augmentative communication device training (for individuals with limited or no speech)
  • Accent modification therapy

Cochlear Implant Services

Drs. Julie Hanks and Tina Stoody received a generous grant from the Daniels Fund in 2008 to support the implementation of a cochlear implant clinic which is currently housed within the University of Northern Colorado’s Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Clinic. In 2015, Tina Stoody partnered with Dr. David Kelsall at the Rocky Mountain Cochlear Implant Clinic as a part of the Cochlear Provider Network program. We currently offer adult implant candidacy evaluations, programming/mapping of cochlear implants, and aural (re)habilitation services to pediatric and adult cochlear implant users.  Find answers to frequently asked questions about cochlear implant services here. We also have Oticon FM systems which we can loan out for use in the classroom and other challenging listening environments.

Scottish Rite Foundation Funded Programs

The Scottish Rite Foundation of Colorado has a long history of supporting early speech, language, and hearing intervention to preschool and school-age children.  Our clinic is one of 12 RiteCare programs in the state. Families are eligible to apply for funding every six months.  Contact Dr. Kimberly Murza at (970) 351-1084 for more information.  

  • Talking and Listening with Preschools (TALP)

    The Talking and Listening with Preschools (TALP) program is an intensive group experience for children with language problems and their typical peers.  Children attend for 1.5 hours twice weekly. Professionals and graduate students in Speech-Language Pathology collaborate with parents to create individualized language-learning plans utilizing children’s literature and rich language interactions. Each child is initially evaluated prior to the start of the program to establish baseline language and literacy skills. Then, each individual child’s progress is recorded throughout the program to document overall growth in literacy and language.

  • Speaking and Signing Stories  (SASS)

    Speaking and Signing Stories  (SASS) is a six-week program during our summer semester for children who are deaf/hard of hearing and their siblings.  They learn sign language and practice listening and talking through exposure to story books and hands-on activities.  Parents observe lessons and are provided with weekly handouts (in Spanish or English) about activities and ideas for the home.  Lessons are designed and facilitated by graduate students in speech-language pathology under supervision by a faculty member.

  • Language and Literacy (LAL)

    The Language and Literacy (LAL) group is a six week summer program designed for older school-aged children, their siblings and hearing peers. This group uses theatre and fractured fairy tales as the backdrop for developing skills in literacy and language.  Students read, write and perform plays throughout the six weeks.  In a culminating event, the group performs a play for their families and young children who are deaf/hard of hearing.

Fees

  • Charges vary according to the services provided. Contact the Clinic for information about specific fees.
  • Sliding fee scale available to qualified applicants.
  • Visa, Mastercard, and Discover credit cards accepted.
  • Reimbursement is often available from health insurance.
  • University of Northern Colorado Communication Assistance Program (UNCCAP) is available for qualified individuals to help fund services.
  • Medicare, Medicaid, and Colorado Access provider

Finding the Clinic

  • If driving south on 8th Avenue, the parking lot entrance is just south of the stop light at 8th Avenue and 18th Street.
  • If driving north on 8th Avenue, turn left at 19th Street, then immediately turn right.  Continue around Bond Hall, between the Arts Annex and Dickeson Hall, into the Gunter Hall parking lot.   
  • Enter Gunter Hall through the southeast, garden level entrance.
  • Parking permits are available from the reception desk in Gunter Hall 0330.

Click here for a map of UNC to find Gunter Hall