The Speech-Language Pathology Clinic at Calvin College offers services for children with a variety of diagnoses, including delayed language, phonological/articulation impairments, autism spectrum disorders, fluency disorders and other communication impairments.

Services for school-aged children are offered during the summer semester; and on a limited basis during the school year.

Speech Therapy

Therapy services are provided by graduate student clinicians under close professional supervision by a certified speech-language pathologist. Treatment focuses on the development of functional communication skills. Each child will participate in speech-language pathology evaluations to determine their developmental strengths and challenges and also determine treatment goals. The speech-language evaluation includes hearing screening. If treatment is recommended, therapy sessions will be held once a week at the designated time throughout the semester. A commitment to attend all sessions is important for successful treatment..

Social Thinking Group

The school-age social thinking 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.

Social Thinking Group will meet on Tuesdays at 4:00 pm at our CCRS location, starting Sept 19. See flyer for more information.

Semester Schedules for Preschool-School-Age Clinic

  • Fall Semester: Mid-September through Early-December
  • Spring Semester: Mid-February through Early-May
  • Summer Semester: Late-June through Early-August

The fall speech clinic will operate from the week of September 18 - December 7. We will be closed Tuesday and Wednesday, October 24 & 25, for advising, and November 22 & 23 for Thanksgiving break. Clients are requested to call ahead if unable to make an appointment: 616-526-6070, or email: spaud@calvin.edu

Registration for the pediatric fall speech clinic is now closed with a significant waiting list. If you submitted a registration form and have not heard anything, feel free to contact us to find out your position on the waiting list.

Preschool sessions for all semesters are scheduled on Monday and Wednesday mornings at 9:00, 10:00 and 11:00 a.m.

School-aged sessions are offered on a limited basis during the school year on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoons. .

To Register

We accept applications for Speech Pathology services year-round, as we can either refer clients to the Calvin College Rehabilitation Services or add to our On-Campus wait list.  Registration is on a rolling basis which means we continue to accept applications to fill any ongoing openings.

New clients:

Please print and complete the Calvin Pediatric Speech-Language-Hearing Case History Form.

This application form should be submitted by either fax, email, or regular mail to: Calvin Speech & Hearing Clinic

  • Fax: 616-526-8792
  • Email: spaud@calvin.edu
  • Phone: 616-526-6070
  • Mail:
    Calvin College Speech Pathology
    1810 E. Beltline Ave.
    Grand Rapids, MI 49546

You will be contacted after we receive your completed Case History Form. At that time, we will determine which of our clinics can best serve you.  Calvin's Speech and Hearing Clinic On-Campus provides individual and group speech pathology services.  Occupational services are also offered on a limited basis on-campus in the fall and late spring through Western Michigan University.  
The Calvin College Rehabilitation Services (CCRS) which is located at 1310 East Beltline Ave, provides more comprehensive, multidisciplinary services including speech, audiology, occupational therapy, physical therapy, social work and recreational therapy.  Increased intensity/frequency of service is available at this location.  CCRS is the only location that is able to bill health care insurance providers.

Partner with us

Support the Speech and Hearing Clinic at Calvin College.

Our quality, comprehensive speech and hearing services give children the ability to communicate. Even though our services are offered at no cost to our clients, they certainly aren't "free."

If you are currently receiving services at our on-campus clinic please consider a donation and return your pledge card to us.  As partners together we can continue to offer low cost services for everyone.

Even a small donation can make a difference in making speech services available to children in our community. Your donation could provide:

  • Books, play mats, and magazines
  • Clinical Tests or computer software
  • Therapy toys
  • Hearing evaluations or clinical supervision for therapy sessions

Donate online conveniently and securely today.