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Augustana offering speech and language impairment services

Staff Writer
Aledo Times Record

Rock Island, Ill.–The Augustana College Center for Speech, Language, and Hearing seeks new clients. The center offers speech and language assessment and intervention services for individuals of all ages who have a variety of communication impairments, including communication challenges related to language impairment, aphasia/stroke, Parkinson's, traumatic brain injury, stuttering, feeding disorders, voice disorders, speech sound disorders, tongue thrust, autism spectrum disorder, childhood apraxia of speech, learning disability, dyslexia and intellectual disability.

The center also offers comprehensive audiology services, including hearing aid fitting and complete hearing tests. Medicaid and Medicare are accepted for hearing services,

Additionally, a variety of scholarships are available, thanks to generous funding from the Royal Ball Run for Autism, Ronald McDonald House, Junior Board of Rock Island, Mel McKay Foundation, Brissman Foundation, the Doris and Victor Day Foundation and the Rauch Family Foundation.

Speech and language services typically are provided by student clinicians who are supervised by licensed, certified master’s or doctoral level supervisors. Audiology services are provided by a doctoral level audiologist who is assisted by students. For information regarding fees or scheduling, contact Karen Sheraden, (309) 794-7350 or karensheraden@augustana.edu.

About Augustana:

Founded in 1860, Augustana College is a selective four-year residential college of the liberal arts and sciences. Augustana is recognized for the innovative program Augie Choice, which provides each student up to $2,000 to pursue a high-impact learning experience such as study abroad, an internship or research with a professor. Current students and alumni include 153 Academic All-Americans, a Nobel laureate, 13 college presidents and other distinguished leaders. The college enrolls 2,500 students and is located along one of the world’s most important waterways, the Mississippi River, in a community that reflects the diversity of the United States.