Speech, Language and Hearing Clinic
The UTEP Speech, Language and Hearing Clinic is a teaching clinic that provides quality diagnostic and therapy services in English and Spanish for UTEP students, faculty, staff and their families as well as for community members with communication disorders. The clinic is located off campus on the first floor, room 107M, of the Campbell Building at 1101 N. Campbell St., El Paso, TX. 79902.
University graduate students studying speech-language pathology complete their first practicum experience in the clinic. Each student clinician is assigned one to two clients and are seen twice a week for 10 weeks during the Fall and Spring semesters and twice a week for 6 weeks in the Summer semester. Student clinicians provide diagnostic and therapy services to clients under the direct supervision of clinical supervisors or a faculty member. All supervisors have the ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence and Texas License in Speech-Language Pathology or Audiology.
Speech-Language and Hearing Evaluations: Evaluations are provided for children and adults who may have various types of communicative disorders such as articulation, language, fluency, voice, and hearing. Clients are scheduled for diagnostic evaluations as the result of medical, educational, and/or self-referral. The usual procedure is:
- Scheduling of an appointment with the clinic coordinator for a speech and language evaluation.
- Completion of a Case History prior to the initial appointment and evaluation.
- Testing at the clinic usually involves a complete speech-language and/or hearing evaluation.
- Explanation of test findings and recommendations at the end of the evaluation with the client and/or parents.
- A written report of the findings and recommendations.
- Based on the evaluation results and recommendations, therapy services can then be scheduled.
Treatment is provided for all types of communicative disorders on a space available basis and in keeping with the needs of the University training program. Clients are seen for treatment Mondays through Thursdays between the hours of 9: a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Individual treatment is scheduled daily or biweekly for 30-minute or one-hour sessions.
Faculty and Staff:
The University clinic provides observation and clinical practicum experiences for University students majoring in speech-language pathology. Planning for and treatment of each client is done by graduate speech-language pathology students as part of their practicum training. Students work under the close supervision of the clinical supervisors and/or faculty supervisor(s). The University program is committed to the high standards of the profession as well as to the provision of quality training and services.
For additional information contact:
Benigno Valles, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Certified Bilingual Speech-Language Pathologist
College of Health Sciences
El Paso, TX 79968-0639
Tel: (915) 747-7209
Fax: (915) 747-8251