Bowling Green State University Speech and Hearing Clinic

BGSU Speech and Hearing Clinic

The mission of the BGSU Speech and Hearing Clinic is to provide diagnostic and remedial clinical experiences for students, consistent with the standards of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and the State of Ohio Board of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology (OBSLPA), and to provide diagnostic and remedial speech, language, and hearing services to the general public and University community, consistent with the ASHA and OBSLPA standards.

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YOU'RE INVITED!!

The BGSU CDIS Annual Clinical Grand Rounds Lecture will be held virtually on Friday, June 11, 2021, 1:00 - 4:30pm.

Topic: Learning to Understand and Support Individuals with an FASD in CDIS

This year's presenter is:
Emily Rusnak, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Vice President and Secretary, MCFARES

Michigan Coalition for Fetal Alcohol Resources, Education, and Support

Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASDs) are a range of complex neurodevelopmental conditions that affect many skill areas that are considered "bread and butter" for speech-language pathologists and audiologists. However, this population is exceptionally underrepresented on the caseloads of CDIS professionals nationwide.

This presentation will guide students and professionals in communication sciences and disorders through the complex and often poorly understood literature on FASDs. Attendees will have an opportunity to analyze their own experiences as a therapist with the population and will learn about best practices in screening, diagnosis, and intervention with this diverse community. Available resources, next best steps to take in your own practice, and an urgent call for advocacy in CDIS for FASD will be discussed.

If you are interested in attending, please contact Donna Colcord, M.S., CCC – SLP, Clinic Director, BGSU Speech and Hearing Clinic for a Zoom invitation.    donnaco@bgsu.edu

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Now offering hearing aid benefits to BGSU employees and their dependents, and to retirees and their spouses. 

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Located 30 minutes south of Toledo, Ohio on the campus of Bowling Green State University, the BGSU Speech and Hearing Clinic offers state-of-the-art diagnostic and therapeutic speech, language, and hearing services while acting as a training facility for master's- and doctoral-level speech-language pathologists. The clinic is open to the public and services all ages.  

Professionally experienced faculty and clinical staff are state licensed and nationally certified speech-language pathologists and audiologists. Under the supervision of these professionals, enthusiastic graduate students receive valuable academic and clinical experiences.

Specific Programs & Services

Speech & Hearing Clinic

The BGSU Speech and Hearing Clinic offers state-of-the-art diagnostic and therapeutic speech, language, and hearing services while acting as a training facility for master's- and doctoral-level speech-language pathologists.

Professionally experienced faculty and clinical staff are state licensed and nationally certified speech-language pathologists and audiologists. Under the supervision of these professionals, enthusiastic graduate students receive valuable academic and clinical experiences.

The BGSU Speech and Hearing Clinic provides evaluation and treatment of infants, children, and adults who exhibit a wide range of communication concerns. Such concerns include communication issues related to aphasia, apraxia, autism, traumatic brain injury, craniofacial disorders, foreign accent, stuttering, voice disorders, reading, organizing, and writing difficulties, and other delays and disorders of speech and language development.

Speech & Hearing Clinic

The BGSU Speech and Hearing Clinic offers state-of-the-art diagnostic and therapeutic speech, language, and hearing services while acting as a training facility for master's- and doctoral-level speech-language pathologists.

Professionally experienced faculty and clinical staff are state licensed and nationally certified speech-language pathologists and audiologists. Under the supervision of these professionals, enthusiastic graduate students receive valuable academic and clinical experiences.

The BGSU Speech and Hearing Clinic provides evaluation and treatment of infants, children, and adults who exhibit a wide range of communication concerns. Such concerns include communication issues related to aphasia, apraxia, autism, traumatic brain injury, craniofacial disorders, foreign accent, stuttering, voice disorders, reading, organizing, and writing difficulties, and other delays and disorders of speech and language development.

Audiology Clinic

The clinic is staffed by licensed and certified audiologists, as well as speech-language pathologists (SLPs). SLP graduate students also work in the clinic under supervision. The Audiology Clinic provides a wide range of diagnostic & therapy services including:

  • Comprehensive, diagnostic hearing tests
  •  Selling and repairing hearing aids (specializing in the latest digital technology)
  •  Selling hearing aid batteries
  • Selling assistive listening devices like TV Ears, smoke detectors, alarm clocks & amplified phones.

Visit the Audiology Clinic webpage to perform a hearing self-test and find tips for communicating with the hearing impaired individuals in your life.

ROWing Clinic

The ROWing Clinic serves both children and adults who struggle with reading, organizational skills, and/or writing. Both school-age students and college students can arrange for comprehensive assessments as well as therapy services through this clinic. Additionally, consultation services are available to speech-language pathologists, teachers, and other professionals who work closely with individuals who struggle with reading, writing, and/or organizational skills.

SPELL-Links to Reading and Writing

SPELL-links/Learning by Design, Inc is a multi-linguistic, metalinguistic approach to structured literacy intervention. It uses a speech-to-print word study approach with a basis on the brain’s innate biological wiring and organization for oral language development. It differs from other reading programs because it first helps learners to attend to the sound of spoken English words and then teaches them how to connect and combine sounds (phonology), letter patterns (orthography and mental orthographic images) and meanings (semantics and morphology) to read, spell and write.

SPELL-Links to Reading and Writing is based on current reading science research. This structured literacy curriculum helps our clients build literacy by developing, connecting and integrating the different processes and regions of the brain involved in reading and writing effectively.

Voice Clinic

The Voice Clinic offers assessment and treatment of voice disorders, including hoarse/raspy/breathy voice, vocal tension/strain, laryngitis, inappropriate pitch, vocal cord paralysis, vocal cord nodules, laryngectomy, etc. Special emphasis is available for problems with the performing voice such as singers or professional speakers.

DaZy Aphasia Center

The DaZy Aphasia Program offers group and/or individual sessions for people with communication problems following stroke or brain injury.

Ultrasound for Speech Sound Disorders

The Telemed Ultrasound System with Echo Wave II Scanning Software can be used for a variety of applications for many speech production errors.  The visual feedback provided by the ultrasound system, coupled with the expertise of the clinician, has proven especially effective in the remediation of /r/.  The use of ultrasound for speech production is recommended for those over the age of eight.  

THE PROGRAM FOR THE EDUCATION AND ENRICHMENT OF RELATIONAL SKILLS (PEERS®)

The PEERS® program is world-renowned for providing evidence-based social skills treatment to preschoolers, adolescents, and young adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), anxiety, depression, and other socio-emotional problems. First developed at UCLA by Dr. Elizabeth Laugeson and expanded to locations in more than 70 countries, PEERS® is a parent/caregiver-assisted, 12-16-weeks social awareness education for individuals with social challenges.

Upcoming Groups:

Spring 2021:

Social skill awareness education and intervention for motivated young adults ages 18- 35 who are interested in learning how people make and maintain friendships. Social coaching is used to maximize learning opportunities. Group sessions involve explicit teaching of different aspects of interaction and participants are given opportunities to practice.

Spring or Summer 2021:

PEERS® Dating Bootcamp

Topics covered: letting someone you know you like them, choosing appropriate people to date, asking someone on a date, accepting rejection, turning someone down, planning and going on dates, dating do's and don'ts, handling pressure from partners

Summer 2021 and/or Fall 2021:

PEERS® for Adolescents is for motivated teens in middle and high school who are interested in learning new ways of making and keeping friends. During each group session, teens are taught important social skills and are given the opportunity to practice these skills in session during socialization activities. Parents attend separate sessions at the same time and are taught how to assist their teens in making and keeping friends by helping to expand their teen’s social network and providing feedback through coaching during weekly socialization homework assignments. Parent participation is required.