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Speech Sound Disorders

Speech-Sound Disorders Clinic for Children

Services are provided by graduate students working under the supervision of state-licensed, nationally-certified speech-language pathologists. PSU Student Clinicians provide evaluation and treatment services for children with a variety of speech sound disorders. Clients in this clinic often have a diagnosis such as:

·       (Developmental) Articulation Disorder

·       (Developmental) Phonological Disorder

·       Childhood Apraxia of Speech

·       Dyspraxia

·       Developmental Apraxia of Speech

·       Speech Sound Disorder

·       Dysarthria

·       Lisping

·       Lolling

Our goal is to use the best evidence-based practices to improve speech intelligibility and communicative competence, while building and maintaining client confidence and motivation.

We have particular expertise in working with children with Childhood Apraxia of Speech, which is often referred to under several other diagnostic labels such as Dyspraxia, Developmental Apraxia of Speech, Apraxia, etc.

What you can expect

·       Comprehensive evaluation of speech and language skills

·       Explanation of results of evaluation

·       Individualized treatment plan

·       Family-Centered approach to treatment

·       Prioritization of treatment goals

·       Treatment approaches based on the most recent scientific evidence

·       Hierarchical approach to treatment, with appropriate clinical supports at each level

·       Written reports detailing assessment results and documentation of therapy gains

·       Specific clinic activities designed to increase generalization

·       Suggestions for carry-over activities that can extend learning beyond the clinic room

If you have questions, or would like additional information, please contact Andy McMillin, MA, CCC-SLP, at andym@pdx.edu