The Speech and Hearing Rehabilitation Outreach Center at Eastern New Mexico University, affectionately known as the "Speech Clinic" by the CDIS students, provides high quality and affordable services to clients of all ages. We serve as a regional diagnostic and treatment center to help clients with a variety of communicative disorders. Our clinical services are available to the general public and are provided by both ENMU faculty, and CDIS graduate students under the supervision of a certified and licensed CCC-SLP (Speech-Language Pathologist) or CCC-A (Audiologist).
The Speech and Hearing Rehabilitation Outreach Center operates as a teaching clinic to provide an active learning environment in which undergraduate and graduate students observe and participate in the assessment and management of communication disorders through supervised clinical experiences.
Our mission is twofold:
- To meet the needs of the community and to better serve those having communicative impairments by providing high quality but affordable diagnostic and rehabilitative services.
- To provide an educational venue whereby CDIS students may obtain active learning practicum experiences within certification guidelines as specified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
The Master of Science (M.S.) education program in speech-language pathology at Eastern New Mexico University is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard #310, Rockville, Maryland 20850, 800.498.2071 or 301.296.5700.
The Communicative Disorders Program at Eastern New Mexico University holds accreditation from the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology, the crediting arm of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. This accreditation assures that the graduate students serving as student clinicians are educated in a core set of knowledge and skills. All supervisors hold the Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association as well as a current license to practice in the state of New Mexico. All student clinicians and supervisors carry liability insurance as recommended by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
The ENMU SHROC provides diagnostic and rehabilitative services to clients with hearing impairments, deafness, autism spectrum disorders, language and literacy disabilities, learning disabilities, cognitive impairments, and developmental delays, as well as those who have suffered a brain injury, stroke or other acquired progressive neurological disorders such as Parkinson's. Services are provided on campus or via telepractice. We also run aphasia, and social skills support groups. We house a speech science lab and can provide an endoscopic and stroboscopic assessment of voice, swallowing, and resonance. Our speech-language services include diagnosis and treatment of these disorders and difficulties:
- Articulation: the difficulty pronouncing sounds or words due to apraxia, dysarthria, structural/anatomical differences, traditional/phonological delays or disorders, and/or other etiologies.
- Receptive/Expressive Language: Difficulties understanding and using language due to developmental delays, learning disabilities, or aphasia due to a stroke or brain injury
- Swallowing: difficulty chewing or swallowing due to developmental delays, structural/anatomical differences, or following a stroke or accident
- Fluency: stuttering
- Voice: difficulty with pitch, quality, loudness, or hyper/hyponasality of the voice
- Aural Habilitation/Rehabilitation: learning to use your hearing to the best of your ability and/or learning to compensate for a loss of hearing
- CAPD/LPD Training: learning to process auditory and/or linguistic input
- Accent/Dialect Reduction: reducing native dialects to approximate Standard American English pronunciation
- Endoscopic and Stroboscopic assessment of the voice, swallowing, and resonance
- Augmentative and Alternative Communication Services
- Cognitive Communication: difficulty with any aspect of communication that is negatively affected or disrupted by cognition and may include difficulties with attention, perception, memory, organization, and executive functioning skills
- Audiological Services: hearing screening, hearing testing (pure-tone audiometry), otoacoustic emittance, tympanometry, Educational audiology consultation, pediatric hearing evaluations, hearing aid selection and fitting.
Hours of Operation
The ENMU SHROC is open Monday through Friday, from 9:00 am to 5:30 pm. The clinic is closed on days that the university is also closed. In the event of weather conditions, ENMU may be closed. Weather closing information is available on the ENMU Information line at 575.562.4636.
The Speech and Hearing Clinic is located on the second floor of Lea Hall on S. Avenue K on the ENMU campus. The elevator is located near the west entrance to the building.
Parking is available on the street in front of Lea Hall or in the parking lot in front of the Campus Union Building. Handicap parking is available in the parking lot and on the Campus Union circular drive next to Lea Hall.
|Hearing Aid Evaluation||$75|
|Hearing Assistance Technology Evaluation||$75|
|Speech/Language Therapy 1x week||$65 per semester|
|Speech/Language Therapy 2x week||$120 per semester|
|Speech/Language Therapy during Summer||$70 per semester|
Payment is expected at the time of service. We accept cash, checks or credit cards. Please make checks payable to the Speech and Hearing Rehabilitation Outreach Center. There will be a $30.00 fee on any returned check. Therapy will be discontinued for non-payment of services or three consecutively missed therapy appointments. Payment is non-refundable.
To keep our services affordable, we also offer a sliding fee scale based on income, for individuals who need financial assistance. Download the application here or contact the CDIS Support Specialist, Ms. Turner.
Students, faculty, staff, and clients of the ENMU Communicative Disorders Program are treated equitably without regard to age, citizenship, disability, ethnicity, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, and veteran status. The institution and program comply with all applicable laws, regulation and executive orders, and we will not discriminate based on any category prohibited by applicable law.
Confidentiality and ASHA Code of Ethics
All faculty, student clinicians, and licensed supervisors are bound by the ASHA Code of Ethics. The guidelines ensure that competent and high-quality services are provided in a manner that is consistent with the professional code of ethics. All supervisors, student clinicians, and staff maintain client confidentiality in accordance with HIPAA requirements, and all records are kept in a secure location. All student clinicians sign a confidentiality statement each year stating they understand the terms of confidentiality and will abide by these terms. If you know or suspect that your personal health information has been handled improperly, please contact the Clinical Director, Laura Bucknell, verbally or in writing to report the breach of confidentiality.
For More Information
Rehabilitation Outreach Clinic Director
Location: Lea Hall (LH), Room 208