Clinical experience is an essential part of the student experience at the University of Kansas. Faculty in the Intercampus Program in Communicative Disorders lead several clinics serving the local community while providing training to students in a health care setting.
Hartley Family Center for Childhood Hearing
The Hartley Family Center serves families with children of all ages who are deaf or hard of hearing, as well as children of deaf parents. The Center is dedicated to studying the nature, causes, diagnosis and treatment of hearing disorders in children, and the provision of state-of-the-science hearing health care services to children with hearing loss and their families. Learn more
Hearing and Speech Clinics
Two clinics serve the community: the Hearing and Speech Clinics at KU Medical Center, in Kansas City, Kan., and the Hartley Audiology Clinic at the KU Edwards Campus in Overland Park, Kan. Important hearing care services for individuals of all ages are provided by certified doctoral-level audiologists who are also faculty members. These clinics not only serve the community’s hearing health care needs but provide KU students with opportunities for essential experience in a modern clinical setting. Visit the clinic to learn more about hearing care services.
Testing and treatment is also available at KU Medical Center for all standard speech and/or language problems. The clinics also offer specialized services for voice disorders (laryngeal/velopharyngeal), speech issues related to laryngectomy or glossectomy, and feeding and swallowing problems. Speech-language pathologists here can address speech disorders in children and communication delays in infants and toddlers. Visit the clinic to learn more about speech and language services.
Schiefelbusch Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic
Located in Lawrence, Kan., the Schiefelbusch clinic offers comprehensive services to people with communicative disorders throughout the University community and surrounding area. All services are supervised by clinical faculty who maintain the Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Learn more