Evaluations are thorough, in-depth sessions designed to describe a person’s communication difficulty. They are available for children and adult clients of all ages. Evaluations are completed by teams of graduate students and supervised by a licensed speech-language pathologist. All aspects of speech and language ability are assessed during the scheduled three-hour block of time, including a hearing screening and oral exam.
A detailed case history form must be completed prior to scheduling an evaluation. A case history form can be found under forms from our menu. A form may also be requested by contacting the Georgia State University Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic at 404-413-8044. The information provided on the form is used to plan the evaluation session.
Evaluations are scheduled during Fall and Spring semesters. There are a limited number of evaluation appointments available and clients should be aware that you may not be scheduled for an evaluation during the same semester you return your case history.
Speech and language screenings are provided to off-campus facilities through a scheduled screening program. Area preschools and private schools can call to request a screening program. A screening takes approximately 20-30 minutes. Results and recommendations are provided at the conclusion of the screening.
Speech-language-hearing screenings are scheduled during Fall and Spring semesters only. There is a fee for screenings.
Speech-language therapy is available for children and adult clients of all ages. Therapy sessions are scheduled either twice per week for 50-60 minutes or once a week for 75-90 minutes. Personalized therapy goals are developed for each client in conjunction with the client, client’s family and clinical supervisor.
Therapy is scheduled according to the availability of the client, student clinicians and supervisors. There are a limited number of available appointments each semester and some clients may not be scheduled in the semester they request services. In addition, current clients may not be scheduled for consecutive semesters due to scheduling conflicts.
The clinic also offers several group experiences for children and adults with communication difficulties. Groups include aphasia support groups, aphasia choir and social skills groups for school-age children, adolescents and young adults.
The Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic operates on Georgia State University’s academic calendar and adheres to all school openings and closings including breaks and holidays. In the case of inclement weather, the clinic is open as long as Georgia State University is open.
Clients are expected to attend all scheduled therapy sessions during the semester. The Fall and Spring semesters of therapy are 13 weeks in length. The Summer session is five weeks in length. Dismissal may occur if more than three absences occur or if the client exhibits a consistent pattern of tardiness.
Clients under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or responsible adult who must remain in the clinic area during the appointment. It is also recommended that clients with cognitive dysfunction and/or mobility limitations are accompanied by a family member to ensure their safety in case of an emergency.
A hearing evaluation thoroughly tests the structure and function of the ears and are available for both children and adult clients of all ages. The evaluation will indicate if you should seek further medical treatment, consider the use of hearing aids, or if no problem was found. Results and recommendations are provided at the end of the evaluation.
Evaluations are scheduled for a one-hour block of time during Fall, Spring and Summer semesters. There are a limited number of appointments and clients should be aware that you may not be scheduled for an evaluation during the same semester you request services.
Hearing screenings are completed on campus. Hearing screenings determine if an individual is at risk for a hearing loss and would benefit from a complete evaluation. Screenings are scheduled in 30-minute blocks of time. Results and recommendations are provided at the conclusion of the screening.
Hearing screenings are scheduled in the Clinic during Fall, Spring and Summer semesters. There are a limited number of appointments and clients should be aware that you may not be scheduled for a screening during the same semester you request services. There is a fee for a hearing screening provided on-campus. Off-campus hearing screenings are typically performed in conjunction with a speech-language screening.