The Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) Speech, Language, and Hearing
Clinic serves the general population of West Texas and Eastern New Mexico. The Clinic
is a primary training site for graduate students in the Department of Speech, Language,
and Hearing Sciences. Graduate students provide comprehensive diagnostic and treatment
services to individuals with speech, language, and hearing disorders under the direct
supervision of faculty who are certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
and licensed by the State of Texas as speech-language pathologists and audiologists.
The Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center integrates state of the art services
with cutting edge research in order to provide comprehensive evaluations and/or therapy
services for individuals with a wide range of communicative impairments including:
- Articulation & Phonology
- Developing Language & Literacy
- Aural Rehabilitation
- Central Auditory Processing
- Augmentative/ Alternative Communication
- Traumatic Brain Injury
- Feeding and Swallowing
- Auditory Verbal Treatment
Speech Language Clinic Programs:
SUMMER THERAPY PROGRAMS
Tech PALS provides opportunities for school-age children with social language difficulties
to interact with peers. Designed for individuals with language disorders, learning
disabilities, or autism/ PDD, this camp offers many opportunities for children to
develop valuable social language skills, including those needed for play, conversation,
non-verbal communication, perspective taking, and humor. Children will learn skills
in individual sessions and then use those skills in group activities. Children will
be grouped by age and therapy needs. (ages 5-11).
Tech Tykes is filled with opportunities for young children to boost their speech and language
skills. Camp will offer individual sessions to address each child’s specific needs,
as well as group sessions which will allow children to work, play and talk together.
The camp is designed for children with speech and language difficulties, including
children with phonological and articulation difficulties and language delays.
Raider Readers is designed to facilitate language and literacy skills in school-age children. Designed
for students with difficulties in oral language, auditory processing, problem solving,
reading and/or writing, this camp offers opportunities for students to learn new skills
and strategies in fun, thematic-based activities. The students will participate in
individual sessions to target their specific needs as well as group sessions to integrate
newly-learned skills in other activities with their peers. Students will be grouped
by age and therapy needs. (ages 5-11)
2016 summer therapy programs are closed
SOUTH PLAINS AUTISM NETWORK
The South Plains Autism Network (SPAN) was developed in 2003. SPAN provides critical
services and a support network for families who have children with autism. Although
there is no known cure for autism, studies show that early diagnosis and intervention
lead to vastly improved outcomes. SPAN plays a vital role in assisting West Texas
communities and families with early diagnosis, treatment, and support. SPAN provides
a number of invaluable resources for families and professionals who work with autistic
children, including educational seminars, group support meetings, a loaner library
of books and videos, and assistance with navigating community resources. On a monthly
basis, SPAN sponsors seminars for families, professionals, and the community. These
presentations are delivered by TTUHSC faculty, family members, and experts in the
community who donate their time and who are committed to helping these families. By
educating the community and raising awareness, the lives of children with autism and
their families can be improved.
STROKE/ APHASIA RECOVERY PROGRAM
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic aphasia
therapy is provided in a small group conversational setting. The goal is to maximize
speech and language abilities and reduce the effects of aphasia on communication.
The group is designed for those who have reached the point of medical discharge and
are looking for more long-term rehabilitative options. Group members meet once a week
for an hour. Members may discuss past and present life experiences, current events,
and common interest topics. Group activities may be used to target specific communication
skills and life participation. Members are invited to determine activities as well
as set individual and group goals.
Individual therapy is also available to complement group services.
STAR Program Website