Communication Sciences and Disorders

Speech Clinic

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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.

The mission of the Harding University Speech Clinic is to prepare highly competent speech-language pathologists in a rigorous academic curriculum with an emphasis on Christian living.  The program reflects the University's goal of integrating faith, learning and living in order for the students to function within professional and global communities, which exemplifies the University's desire to be a Community of Mission.

Services Offered

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.

Speech and Language Assessment

Diagnostic services are provided to people of all ages for

  • Articulation disorders
  • Language delay or disorders
  • Fluency disorders or stuttering
  • Voice disorders
  • Cognition
  • Feeding and swallowing

This includes but is not limited to individuals recovering from stroke and persons with challenges  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.  Members of our faculty are able to supervise students in the provision of LSVT Loud, a treatment approach for addressing speech and swallowing disorders common with Parkinson disease and similar neurological conditions.  

Speech and Language Treatment

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 (when available). 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

  • Articulation disorders
  • Language delay or disorders
  • Fluency disorders or stuttering
  • Voice disorders
  • Neurological damage or disease
  • Accent reduction training
  • Autism spectrum disorders
  • Cognition
  • Feeding and swallowing

Audiology Services

The Harding University Speech Clinic houses a sound-attenuated audiology suite. Hearing screenings are available to children and adults.

Calendar and Schedule

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.

Hours of Operation

The Harding University Speech Clinic is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. during university semesters (fall, spring).  Appointments are scheduled Monday - Thursday.  


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. 


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 "handicapped" parking is available in the lot in front of the building.

Contact Information

For further information regarding the clinic, its policies, and services, or to schedule an appointment, please contact:

Clinic Director

Harding University
Speech Clinic

Box 10872

Searcy, AR 72149-0872

501-279-4599 phone

501-279-5960  fax

Privacy and Confidentiality

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).

Equal Treatment

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.

Clinical Manual and Forms

Clinical Handbook

Contact Us

Mailing address:
Harding University
Communication Sciences & Disorders
Box 10872
Searcy, AR 72149-5615