Speech and Hearing Clinic
About the BGSU SPEECH AND 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 & Hearing Clinic is open to the public and serving all ages. It adheres strictly to BGSU’s anti-harassment and anti-discrimination policy. The Clinic does not discriminate on the basis of sex, sexual orientation, race or color, marital status, ethnicity, religion or creed, ancestry, national origin, disability, age, and/or veteran’s status.
Mission of the BGSU Speech and Hearing Clinic
The mission of the BGSU Speech and Hearing Clinic is to provide diagnostic and remedial clinical experiences for students in Communication Sciences and Disorders, consistent with the standards of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and the Ohio Board of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology (OBSLPA). Its mission is also to provide diagnostic and remedial speech, language and hearing services to the general public, and to the University community, consistent with the ASHA and OBSLPA standards.
The master's program in speech-language pathology at Bowling Green State University is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
The BGSU Speech and Hearing Clinic provides evaluation and treatment of infants, children, and adults who exhibit a wide range of communication concerns, specifically including:
Autism may be called autism spectrum disorder or ASD. The BGSU Speech and Hearing Clinic may be involved in assessing and treating communication and social impairments associated with an autism spectrum disorders in children and adults.
Assessment and treatment of cognitive and communication problems that result from brain injury.
These problems vary from individual to individual but may include difficulties with attention, memory, word finding, comprehension, reasoning and problem solving and executive function skills (planning, goal setting, initiating and self- awareness and evaluation).
Our goal is to help the individual progress to the most independent level of functioning possible. Therapy will focus on regaining lost skills and learning ways to compensate for abilities that have changed due to the brain injury.
Foreign Accent Management is a program designed to help English Language Learners learn to be more effective, proficient communicators in English. Areas of focus may include understanding English conversation, using stress, rhythm, intonation, correct word order and accurate pronunciation, understanding slang, improving vocabulary, improving grammar, improving written communication, and refining presentation skills.
Oral Proficiency Program (OPP)/CDIS 6000 OPP/CDIS 6000 is an individual, one-on-one class designed for the International Student who requires assistance to be more proficient in English in order to be a successful Teaching Assistant. Areas of focus may include understanding English conversation, using stress, rhythm, intonation, correct word order and accurate pronunciation, understanding slang, improving vocabulary, improving grammar, improving written communication, and refining presentation skills.
Stuttering is a developmental disorder of neuromotor control of speech, usually beginning as early as two years of age. The large majority of people who start to stutter will spontaneously recover or outgrow the problem. Stuttering usually is influenced by language production. In addition, stuttering typically is perpetuated by the individual’s temperament and complex learning, and the response of the person’s environment to his/her speech.
As we work effectively with clients who exhibit these types of aspects or characteristics, we usually also will emphasize dealing with the reactive components of the person’s stuttering problem (behaviors, feelings, and thoughts). Our ultimate goal with most clients is to have them become their own therapists.
Assessment and treatment of swallowing and feeding problems for clients of all ages.
Children may exhibit feeding and swallowing problems due to oral motor or oropharyngeal swallowing disorders. Some children may demonstrated poor oral intake or be unable to transition to age appropriate food consistencies due to sensory and/or behavioral issues.
Adults may exhibit swallowing and feeding problems following a stroke or other neurological event, cancer of the mouth or throat, or numerous other causes.
Our goal is to maximize safe feeding and swallowing and improve nutritional status through evaluation, treatment and family support.
The Bowling Green State University 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.
To learn more, please visit the Voice Clinic web page.
The ROWing Clinic was developed specifically to help students navigate the rough waters of school and college. The 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 organizational skills.
For more information, please visit the ROWing Clinic web page.
The BGSU Speech and Hearing Clinic accepts referrals from all sources including self-referral. The BGSU Speech and Hearing Clinic is open Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. To schedule an appointment or inquire about services, contact the clinic at 419-372-2515, or e-mail the clinic.
The BGSU Speech and Hearing Clinic is a non-profit organization and provides services at reasonable rates. Fees for services are used to maintain Clinic operations and purchase clinical materials. The Federal Register/Child Nutrition Programs-Income Eligibility Guidelines allow the clinic to offer an adjustable fee schedule for speech-language services that is based on family income and size.
Brent Archer, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Ilanit Avidor-Reiss, M.S., CCC-SLP
Karen Brackenbury, M.A., CCC-SLP
Timothy Brackenbury, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Donna Colcord, M.S., CCC-SLP, Clinic Director
Maura DeMilt, M.S., CCC-SLP
Carly Dinnes, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Virginia L. Dubasik. Ph.D., CCC-SLP, Graduate Coordinator
Colleen E. Fitzgerald, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Alexander Goberman, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Lori Hutton, M.S., CCC-SLP
Laura L. Schrock, M.S., CCC-SLP
Kimberly S. Traver, Au.D, CCC-A, Department Chair
Susan Vining, M.S., CCC-A
Jason Whitfield, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Updated: 09/01/2021 10:56AM