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Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders

Robert F. Pierce Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic

  • 31 West College St.
  • 156 Chester Park
  • Duluth, MN 55812
  • 218-726-8199
  • cd@d.umn.edu

 

The Robert F. Pierce Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic is a teaching clinic for students pursuing degrees in Communication Sciences and Disorders.  The clinic serves community members in need of speech-language-hearing services.  Clients receive services from student interns under the supervision of CSD Faculty who are certified by the American Speech-Language Hearing Association and licensed by the Minnesota Department of Health.    We welcome your participation in our programs!

Upcoming Clinic Programs

Please call the Clinic Office at 218-726-8199 for more information on our programs.

Fall Semester 2014 Program: The Robert F. Pierce Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic opens Monday, September 8, 2014, and closes Tuesday, December 9, 2014.  General hours of operation are 8:00am-5:30pm Monday through Friday, depending on student and faculty availability.


Spring Semester 2015 Program: The Robert F. Pierce Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic opens Monday, January 26, 2015, and closes Tuesday, May 5, 2015.  General hours of operation are 8:00am-5:30pm Monday through Friday, depending on student and faculty availability.

Summer Session 2015 Programs: The Robert F. Pierce Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic offers a limited 6-week program.  General hours of operation are 9:00-4:30 Monday through Thursday, depending on student and faculty availability.  Dates of summer clinic for 2015 have yet to be determined.  Please check this Web site for updated information.

 

Who Can Benefit From Speech-Language-Hearing Services?

Anyone who suspects a speech, language, or hearing problem would benefit from being evaluated by a speech-language pathologist or audiologist. The following are examples of characteristics ofpersons with communication impairments.

 

Non-Discrimination Policy

The University of Minnesota is committed to the policy that all persons shall have equal access to its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, or sexual orientation.

A Preschool Child

  • who has speech that is difficult to understand
  • who uses gestures rather than words
  • who uses only a small number of words
  • who has difficulty putting words together to make sentences
  • who has difficulty following directions
  • who stutters
  • who has difficulty with language-based academic subjects such as reading
  • who talks in short sentences, makes errors in grammar, and lacks variety in vocabulary
  • who relates events in a disorganized or incomplete manner
  • who has difficulty remembering instructions
  • who has a voice that is hoarse
  • who stutters
  • who makes sound errors

An Adult

  • who has a voice that sounds hoarse or harsh
  • who stutters or clutters
  • who has speech that is difficult to understand
  • who is unable to use speech
  • who has difficulty putting thoughts into sentences
  • who has trouble understanding, what other people say

Speech and Language Services Available for Children and Adults

Evaluations

  • Articulation
  • Voice, laryngeal problems, laryngectomy
  • Language (delayed or loss of language due to illness or injury)
  • Fluency and stuttering
  • Disorders associated with:
  • Stroke (aphasia)
  • Parkinson's disease
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cleft Palate
  • Head injury
  • Autism
  • Attention deficits
  • Accent modification
  • Augmentative/alternative communication
  • Cognitive-communication deficits
  • Social communication disorders

Therapy Services

  • Treatment to improve speech and language skills through individual or group sessions
  • Family counseling and education
  • Parent education and support through Project INTERACT
  • Group therapy and social activities through Project Socialize! for adults who have sustained a stroke or head injury
  • Individual or group instruction to enhance spoken English skills of non-native English speakers

Hearing Services Available for Children and Adults

  • Hearing, evaluation
  • Aural rehabilitation and counseling
  • Hearing screening for institutions
  • Inservice/consultation for agencies
  • Industrial (OSHA) screening and evaluation

What our Clients Say

"This program is outstanding. Our son has made great strides with his speech. He would not be where he is today without this program. Thank you!"

"We were very impressed with the attention that our son received in your program. Everyone has mentioned the progress that he made."

"I will definitely recommend this clinic to anyone I know who needs speech services."

Directions to the Clinic - Campus Map

Take Woodland Avenue (North) to the traffic light at Clover Street. Turn left onto West Clover Street. Parking Lot R-3 is on the left. Enter the Chester Park Building and turn right to the Robert F. Pierce Speech Language Hearing Clinic.

Affiliation

The Robert F. Pierce Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic is the clinical teaching unit within the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders. The Department is part of the College of Education and Human Service Professions at the University of Minnesota Duluth.

The Clinic is generously supported by financial funding, from the Edwin Eddy Family Foundation, making the clinic accessible to everyone in the community.

Mission

The goals of the Robert F. Pierce SpeechLanguage- Hearing Clinic are to: assist people of all ages with speech, language, and hearing disorders through comprehensive assessment and individually designed treatment programs provide a practicurn experience for students in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders who are supervised by professional speech-language pathologists and audiologists certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association help clients, family members, and other professionals gain a better understanding of communication disorders advance knowledge of communication disorders through research.

Referral Procedures

Anyone may access the services of the clinic. To schedule an appointment for an evaluation or to inquire about therapy services, call (218) 726-8199.

Fees for September 2013-July 2014

Each Clinical Program has an access fee to help defray the administrative cost.  Individuals are welcome to participate in more than one program, but they are responsible for paying the Program fee for each program in which they participate.  Program Access fees are non-refundable. The fees listed are subject to change. 

The Robert F. Pierce Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic is not eligible to bill Medicare nor can the Clinic accept payment from Medicare.  The Clinic does not bill insurance; individuals wishing to access services at the clinic are expected to pay the following Access Fees.

 The telephone number of the Robert F. Pierce Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic is 218-726-8199.  Please call this number if you would like more information regarding any of our services.

 

EVALUATION

Speech and Language Diagnostic Evaluations 

Starting Spring 2014-no program fee for speech and language evaluations.

$0.00
Hearing Evaluation $150.00
Hearing Re-Evaluation $100.00
Consultation (Hearing or Speech-Language) $50.00

THERAPY PROGRAMS

Therapy Per 14-week University Semester $400.00
Maintenance Therapy per 15-week University Semester $100.00
Group Therapy $200.00
Summer Therapy pending

EXCEPTIONS

  • FULL TIME UMD faculty, staff and students are charged at a rate of 50% of the customary fee for all services.
  • Fees for speech and language programs will be waived for retired former full-time faculty in the UMD College of Education and Human Service Professions.  The waiver applies only to speech and language diagnostics and treatment programs provided at the Robert F. Pierce Speech-Language-hearing Clinic. Fees would still be collected for audiological services as these services are not included in the waiver.

  • If payment of these fees presents a financial hardship, clients may make special arrangements or apply for financial assistance.  The RFP Clinic does not process insurance forms/payments.  The RFP Clinic is not eligible to be a Medicare Provider and therefore is not able to bill Medicare for services.
  • Certain groups and clinic services are grant-funded and the Program Access Fee is waived or reduced to $25.00 to defray administrative costs.  Grant funding was  received for 2012-13 for Interact Groups and for Summer Clinic.

 

 

 

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