The Harding University Speech Clinic is dedicated to providing quality care in the assessment and treatment of children and adults with speech and language disorders. The clinic functions as a vital part of the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders by providing opportunities for advanced clinical training and research. Patients are offered a full range of services and benefit from being treated in a university setting, where professors are at the forefront of their field.
Our mission is to prepare highly competent speech-language pathologists in a rigorous academic curriculum with an emphasis on Christian living. The program is designed to reflect the university goal of integrating faith, learning and living in order for the students to function within professional and global communities.
Specific services include diagnostic, evaluation, and management services for speech and language disorders. Services are provided by graduate and undergraduate students under the direct supervision of certified faculty members. All clinical faculty members are certified by the American Speech-Language Hearing Association and licensed by the Arkansas Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology.
Diagnostic services are provided to people of all ages for
This includes but is not limited to stroke victims and persons with neurological problems related to certain diseases and syndromes. Assessment typically includes comprehensive testing, observation, interview with the client and/or family members, and consultation regarding clinical findings and recommendations.
Intervention programs vary depending on the nature and severity of the communicative disorder, the client’s age, and individual concerns. Therapy is provided for children and adults and may be scheduled for individual or group sessions. Parents of children in therapy, as well as family members or caregivers of adult clients, receive information throughout the semester regarding the client’s progress and ways to facilitate communication skills outside the clinic. A consultation is scheduled during the final therapy session in each semester to provide recommendations to the clients, parents, and/or caregivers.
Treatment services are provided to people of all ages for
The Harding University Speech Clinic houses a sound-attenuated audiology suite. Hearing screenings are available to children and adults.
The Harding University Speech Clinic follows the Harding University academic semester schedule and calendar of events. Therapy and evaluation sessions are scheduled to conform to the academic semester schedule. Clients are notified of the dates and times for appointments throughout the semester. Clinical sessions and diagnostic evaluations are taken upon an "as available" basis. They are offered to any child or adult and do not require a physician referral.
The Harding University Speech Clinic is open Monday through Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. during university semesters (fall, spring).
At this time, the Harding University Speech Clinic does not charge for clinical services. Our goal is to reach out to children and adults who do not qualify for other available services or who have a connection with Harding University. A yearly grant from the Arkansas Scottish Rite Masons assists us in covering our expenses.
The Harding University Speech Clinic is located on the first floor of the Swaid Center for Health Sciences at Harding University. The Swaid building is located at 805 E. Park Avenue on the Harding campus. The facility is fully accessible to those with disabilities, and "visitor" and "handicaped" parking is available in the lot in front of the building.
For further information regarding the clinic, its policies, and services, or to schedule an appointment, please contact:
Jan Traughber, M.S., CCC-SLP
Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders
P.O. Box 10872
Searcy, AR 72149-0872
All clients have the right to refuse access to and sharing or transmission of their Protected Health Information. All staff receives annual training on the Harding University Speech Clinic's Privacy and Confidentiality policies, including the Health Information Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).
The Harding University Speech Clinic is committed to the principles of equal opportunity and treatment for all regardless of age, sex, disability, race, cultural background, or nationality of origin.