Speech and Hearing Clinic

We are currently accepting applications for evaluations.  Please contact us at (414)288-7426 or speechandhearingclinic@marquette.edu for more information.

 

Actualmente estamos aceptando solicitudes para evaluaciones. Por favor contáctenos al (414) 288-7426 o a nuestro correo electrónico speechandhearingclinic@marquette.edu para más información.

 

Contact

Jesenia Lopez (Se habla Español)
Clinic Office Associate
(414) 288-7426 or via email

Location

604 N. 16th Street
Harriet Barker Cramer Hall
Milwaukee, WI 53233

The Marquette University Speech and Hearing Clinic (MUSHC) evaluates and serves children and adults of all ages with autism spectrum disorders, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, and other developmental disorders as well as those who have suffered an illness or injury such as a stroke, traumatic brain injury, Parkinson's disease, etc. All services at MUSHC are provided by undergraduate and graduate students in the Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology, under the direct supervision of clinical faculty who are licensed by the state of Wisconsin and certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. These faculty members are well-respected clinicians with expertise across a wide range of specialties, making MUSHC services highly-regarded in the community.

MUSHC is committed to providing the highest quality services to the greater Milwaukee community, striving to reach those families who are in the greatest need.  Through the Bilingual English-Spanish Specialization in the M.S. program in Speech-Language Pathology, the MUSHC offers bilingual Spanish-English speech-language therapy to Spanish-speaking individuals and families.

Ages Served

The MUSHC serves all ages, infant through geriatric.

Nature of Services

The MUSHC provides a wide variety of services to individuals, including the following:

  • Evaluations in speech and voice production, fluency, comprehension and use of spoken and written language, memory, problem-solving and reasoning skills, and social communication for all ages and pediatric feeding abilities.
  • Speech and language therapy to treat disorders in the above areas. Services provided include individual therapy, small group therapy (3-8 individuals), and specialized classes.
  • Bilingual Spanish-English speech-language evaluation and therapy services are available on a limited basis.
  • The Hearing Clinic provides comprehensive audiologic evaluations and aural rehabilitation (hearing aids, assistive listening devices and auditory training) for adult and pediatric (age 6 months and older) populations. For additional information, see the Hearing Clinic down below.
  • Many specialized programs are available to meet the unique needs of individuals impacted by communication disorders.

Pediatric Programs

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 Adolescent Social Skills Group

 Adolescent Social Skills Group serves adolescents with developmental disabilities to address speech, language and social communication skills through evidence based techniques provided during thematic based funtional activities.  This program runs weekly for 50 minutes during the Fall and Spring semesters.

Camp HILS (Hearing Impairment Language and Speech)

Camp HILS is a summer camp for children and adolescents with hearing impairment.  Weekly sessions enhance social, speech and language and auditory awareness skills through activities targeting self-advocacy, vocabulary and social language skills. This camp runs 2.5 hour sessions twice a week for 3 weeks.

Hablamos Marquette

Hablamos Marquette is an intensive summer program for bilingual Spanish-English preschoolers ages 2-4 years with speech and language disorders.  Services are provided by graduate students in the Bilingual English-Spanish specialization program through speech and language activities that foster functional communication skill development in a group setting. This program runs 2 hours daily for 3 weeks.

SLC (Social Learning Camp)

SLC is a summer camp for children ages 5-6 and 7-8 years of age with a variety of disabilities that impact social emotional learning.  Sessions include 30 minutes of individual therapy and 60 minutes of group therapy providing evidence-based social emotional therapeutic interventions. This program runs for 5 weeks providing two 90-minute sessions of therapy per week.

TIMs Camp (The Independence Movement)

TIMs Camp supports adolescents with Down syndrome as they move toward independence through vocational and social accomplishments.  The camp will include specialized individual and small group speeh and language therapy, group instruction, guided practice of skills, home practice activities, and group outings.  The camp will run for 3 weeks, 4 days a week, 3 hours each day during Summer semester.

TLC Group (Tiny Listeners and Communicators)

TLC Group meets a significant demand in the community by providing services for children under 3 years of age with speech, language and feeding impairments through individual and small group activities.  The group meets twice a week in the Fall, Spring and Summer semesters.

Adult Programs

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Cognitive Wellness/Parkinson's Group

Cognitive Wellness/Parkinson's Group is a program designed to meet the need of individuals with deficits in the areas of memory, cognition, executive functioning, problem solving, and reasoning in adults with Parkinson's disease and other conditions.  This program runs for 10 weeks with once a week 90 minute sessions.

Coffee, Conversation, and Camaraderie

Coffee, Conversation, and Camaraderie classes teach strategies to enhance communication to adults with aphasia and their family members.  The curriculum incorporates evidence-based neuroplastic techniques into structured tasks and carryover activities while offering participants and families opportunities to socialize and support one another.  Classes meet twice a week for 90-minute sessions in the Fall and Spring semester.

Intensive Aphasia Program (IAP)

IAP treats aphasia (acquired language disorders) and related impairments due to neurological insult such as CVA (stroke) or traumatic brain injury.  IAP employs evidence-based approaches including neuroplastic techniques through a 3-week intensive program of individualized therapy 3 hours/day, 5 days/week. Offered twice in the Fall and Spring semesters and once in the Summer semester.

TIMs Camp (The Independence Movement)

TIMs Camp supports young adults with Down syndrome as they move toward independence through vocational and social accomplishments.  The camp will include specialized individual and small group speech and language therapy, group instruction, guided practice of skills, home practice activities, and group outings.  The camp will run for 3 weeks, 4 days a week, 3 hours each day during Summer semester.

YASS Group (Young Adult Speech and Social Skills)

YASS serves young adults with various neurodevelopmental disorders.  YASS addresses speech, language and social communication skills through evidence-based techniques in small group and individual sessions within the clinic as well as in natural community settings.  Activities focus on increasing independence and communication in functional activities of daily living.  This program provides 90-minute weekly group sessions in the Fall and Spring semesters.

Hearing Clinic

The Marquette University Hearing Clinic provides comprehensive audiologic evaluations and aural rehabilitation (hearing aids, assistive listening devices and auditory training) for adult and pediatric (age 6 months and older) populations.  The hearing clinic serves the public, Marquette University students, faculty, staff and dependents.  Audiologic evaluations may include some or all of the following procedures; video otoscopy, acoustic immittance measurements, pure tone air and bone conduction threshold testing, visual reinforcement audiometry, conditioned play audiometry, speech audiometry, and otoacoustic emission testing.  In addition, the clinic offers recommendations, impressions and fitting of custom-fit earpieces designed for specific use such as hearing protection (hunting, high noise, musician), sleep, swim, communication (law enforcement), and personal listening (coupled with earbud/headphone).

Services

  • Full audiological (hearing) evaluations by a licensed and certified audiologist
  • Fitting and servicing of hearing aids, assistive listening devices, and custom earpieces
  • Auditory training

Referrals

Referrals are accepted from any source.  Reports of relevant prior evaluations and therapies provided are requested prior to completion of an evaluation.

Eligibility for Services

All prospective clients are required to participate in an evaluation at the MUSHC, even if they have been previously evaluated elsewhere. Once an evaluation is completed, the student-faculty diagnostic team will determine if therapy at MUSHC is appropriate.  If therapy is recommended, additional information about scheduling those services will be provided at that time.

Because of our student-based delivery of services and restrictions resulting from Medicare guidelines, Medicare recipients are not eligible for individual speech-language therapy through the MUSHC. Alternative models of service delivery are often available, however, as described under specialized programs.

Standard clinic policy regarding continuation of services is as follows:

  • Therapy will be provided for successive semesters until it is determined there is no longer a need for services and/or
  • Therapy will be provided until it is determined that a client will no longer benefit from services at MUSHC and/or
  • Therapy will be discontinued following 8 semesters of individual therapy services.

Equitable Treatment

Students, faculty, staff, and persons served in the program's clinics are treated in a nondiscriminatory manner that is, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national or ethnic origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, citizenship, or status as a covered veteran. The institution and program comply with all applicable laws, regulations, and executive orders pertaining thereto.

Scheduling

The MUSHC operates according to the academic calendar, providing services during Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters.  Clinic hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Fall and Spring semester, with limited hours during Summer Session. Scheduling of evaluation and therapy sessions is completed with consideration of the availability of the client/family, supervising faculty, and qualified student clinicians.

Fees

  • For hearing evaluation, hearing aids, custom earpieces, and other hearing services, please call (414) 288-7426 for fee structure.
  • The standard fees for speech-language services at MUSHC are as follows:
    • Speech-language evaluation: $150 (effective January 1, 2020) one-time fee.
    • Speech-language therapy services cover services provided over the entire semester (typically 10-14 weeks of services) (effective January 1, 2021)
      • Individual therapy (telepractice or in-person):
        • 30 minutes/week for the semster $75
        • 50-60 minutes/week for the semester: $150
        • 80 minutes/week for the semester: $225
        • 100 minutes/week for the semester $300
        • 150-160 minutes/week for the semester: $450
      • Group therapy (telepractice or in-person):
        • 30 minutes/week for the semster $45
        • 50 minutes/week for the semester $90
        • 80 minutes/week for the semester $135
        • 100 minutes/week for the semester $180
        • 150 minutes/week for the semester $270
    • Fees for specialized programs vary depending on the personnel and materials required for each service. Please see the descriptions of specialized programs and request additional information about fees for each program.

Invoices will be provided at the beginning of the semester and fees due within 14 days of receiving the invoice.  Because our fee structure is set by the semester rather than per session, we are not able to issue refunds for interruption of services midway through the semester.

The MUSHC does not accept insurance, Medicaid or Medicare payments for speech-language services provided.  Payment is accepted in the form of cash, check, money order, or credit/debit card. Fees must be paid at the time of service.

No one will be denied services because of inability to pay.  A payment schedule, fee reduction or fee waivers may be granted to those unable to pay standard fees.

Marquette University students and their dependents are exempt from paying fees for MUSHC speech-language evaluation and therapy services.