Calvin Speech Pathology and Audiology has two rehabilitation clinics, offering a continuum of care for our clients. Our Calvin College Rehabilitation Services (CCRS) location is a high-quality rehabilitation clinic offering an array of services including speech, occupational and physical therapy, audiology and social work. Our Speech & Hearing Clinic on campus offers adult and pediatric speech therapy, audiology and aural rehabilitation services, and a pediatric occupational therapy clinic in partnership with Western Michigan University.
Placement at one of our clinics is dependent on a variety of factors, including insurance benefits, severity of condition, and availabilty at the clinic.
Adult ServicesThe Speech-Language Pathology clinic at Calvin College offers services for adults with speech, language and/or cognitive challenges secondary to a stroke or traumatic brain injury. We provide these services in our on-campus Adult Neuro Clinic during the fall, spring and summer semesters.
Hearing Screenings and Hearing Evaluations are offered by appointment in our Audiology Clinic. Hearing aids and aural rehabilitation research is conducted through the Calvin Amplification Research Lab (CARL). Qualified participants may receive a discount off the retail price of hearing aids by participating in a study.
We provide speech-language pathology services for children with a variety of diagnoses, including delayed language, phonological/articulation impairments, autism spectrum disorders, fluency disorders, and other communication needs. The speech-language evaluation includes hearing screening.
Our on-campus Pediatric Speech Clinic provides preschool services on Monday and Wednesday mornings during the fall, spring and summer semesters. There also are a limited number of sessions available for school-age children on selected afternoons. Summer sessions are available for preschool through school-age children.
Pediatric Occupational Therapy is another service that is offered at our on-campus clinic during the fall semester and late spring. This service is a collaboration with Western Michigan University. Families have the option of enrolling their child for only O.T., or for integrative speech and O.T. services. Please contact us for dates and times.
Social Thinking Group will be offered at our CCRS Location on Tuesdays at 4:00 during the fall of 2017. This group helps children who struggle with understanding and using social norms or cues, indirect or figurative language, or adapting behavior to fit the needs of varying communication partners.
Semester Schedules for On-Campus Clinic:
- Fall Semester: Mid-September through Early-December
- Spring Semester: Mid-February through Early-May
- Summer Semester: Late June through early August
Clinical services are provided by graduate student clinicians under close professional supervision by certified speech-language pathologists. Treatment is provided in individual and small group settings with a focus on developing functional communication skills. Although our Clinic serves as a learning experience for the Calvin graduate students, it is our mission to provide quality, comprehensive speech and language pathology services.
Speech pathology and audiology is a growing field in medicine and education, and we provide our clients with the expertise and tools they need to see improvement. Your donations help make this quality care available at no cost to our clients!
Even a small donation can make a difference in making speech services available to children and adults in our community. Your gift could provide: toys, books, play mats, and magazines; expert clinical supervision for one therapy session; a hearing evaluation; clinical tests or computer software. Your support is needed and greatly appreciated! Donate online conveniently and securely today.
Client equal opportunity policy
The speech pathology and audiology program is committed to the principle of equal opportunity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national or ethnic origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, citizenship, and status as a covered veteran (e.g., the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Equal Pay Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 [to the Higher Education Act of 1965], the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam-Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act [USERRA], the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act [GINA], the Immigration Reform and Control Act [IRCA], and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's Civil Service Reform Act of 1978 [CSRA], and all amendments to the foregoing).