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College Health Sciences
Speech-Language Pathology

Kitty DeGree Speech and Hearing Center

Carol Nichols Ray Speech-Language Pathology Clinic

ֱ̲ Speech and Hearing Center and Carol Nichols Ray Speech-Language Pathology Clinic clinic staff working with a childevaluates and treats individuals of all ages who experience communication problems. Currently located in Sugar Hall, the clinic is an integral part of the Speech-Language Pathology Program and the College of Health Sciences. Clients may be self-referred or referred by physicians, family members, allied health professionals, or hospital/school personnel.

The clinic has served the community for more than forty years and has contracts with area schools, hospitals, nursing homes, private practices and rehabilitation centers. Adults and children throughout northeast Louisiana, southern Arkansas, and the Mississippi Delta seek services at the Carol Nichols Ray Speech-Language Pathology Clinic. Annually, more than 400 screenings and evaluations, and over 4000 hours of therapy are provided. Consumer satisfactions surveys conducted at the end of each semester consistently reflect positive ratings.

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Clinic Hours

The clinic is open Monday - Thursday 8:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. by appointment only. All university holidays are observed.

Schedule an Appointment

To schedule an appointment please call the clinic at (318) 342-1395, or email us at kdshc@ulm.edu.

Adult Clinic

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Pediatric Clinic

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Specialty Clinics

Literacy Clinic

Intensive reading and writing experience.

Focuses on developing skills and strategies that promote comprehension and age-appropriate reading and writing abilities.

Held in fall and spring semesters.

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Accent Modification Clinic

Designed to enhance business, social, and academic Standard American English speaking skills. Clients have included international students, faculty, and other professionals. Contact the Clinic Director for more information.

Stuttering Group

ֱ̲ SLP's Stuttering Group participants engage in fun, therapeutic activities targeting improvement of the affective, behavioral, and cognitive aspects of stuttering. Each participant is assessed individually, and sessions consist of both individual and group therapy. Participants are grouped according to age and activities and topics are tailored to fit their specific needs. Contact Amanda Elias elias@ulm.edu

Aphasia Group

ֱ̲ SLP's Aphasia Group offers participants a space where they can improve overall communication and social skills, while targeting their specific areas of need. Each participant is assessed individually, and sessions consist of both individual and group therapy. Throughout each semester, participants have the opportunity to practice learned skills around ֱ̲'s campus and the Monroe community with the assistance and encouragement of ֱ̲ SLP Graduate Student Clinicians and Clinical Educators. Contact Amanda Elias elias@ulm.edu

Community Outreach

Speech, language, and hearing screenings and prevention activities are offered to children and adults in Monroe and the surrounding areas year round. For more information about screenings for your school or organization, contact the Carol Nichols Ray Speech-Language Pathology Clinic, Kitty DeGree Speech and Hearing Center at 318-342-1395 orkdshc@ulm.edu

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