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Community Engagement

The College of Health Sciences and Professions believes deeply in delivering care that is personal and proactive. Students in the Division of Hearing, Speech, and Language Sciences have a number of opportunities to gain practical experience through community engagement. Two of these are official college programs: Ohio University Therapy Associates and the Respite Volunteer Program.

Ohio University Therapy Associates

The Ohio University Hearing, Speech and Language Clinic is an extension of the Hearing, Speech, and Language Sciences program in the College of Health Sciences and Professions. It is devoted to serving individuals in the community who are having difficulty hearing, speaking, and/or understanding language.

The clinic offers comprehensive evaluation and treatment services for all ages - infant through adult. The clinic is open year-round in Grover Center located on Richland Avenue in Athens, Ohio. Consistent with the training mission of the College of Health Sciences and Professions, diagnostic and treatment services are provided by student clinicians under the supervision of experienced, licensed, and certified clinical instructors. Supervision is carried out in accordance with guidelines mandated by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and the State of Ohio Board of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology.

Types of Services Offered

  • Diagnosis of various speech and language disorders (e.g., language impairment, autism, articulation disorders, and swallowing disorder)
  • Individual therapy for various speech and language for all age groups
  • Group Therapy sessions for children
  • In-depth audiological assessments for individuals with hearing problems
  • Hearing aid trials and fitting

For more information, visit the Ohio University Therapy Associates website.