Speech and Language

The Schiefelbusch Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic students and faculty provide both assessment and intervention services to people of all ages who have communication challenges. Services:

  • are provided in a variety of settings, including individual clinic, community and home.
  • include speech-language assessment, speech-language therapy, the Language Acquisition Preschool, and the Pardee Augmentative and Alternative Communication Laboratory.

Speech-Language Assessment

Assessment services are provided to individuals of all ages for articulation or speech sound disorders, language impairments, voice disorders, problems in fluency or stuttering, and neurological impairment related to head injury, stroke etc.

The assessment typically includes comprehensive testing and observation, interviews with the consumer and family members, and consultation regarding the clinical findings and recommendations.

Assessments for speech and/or language concerns can be scheduled by completing the Intake Questionnaire or calling the Clinic.

Speech-Language Intervention

Speech services include intervention for speech sound disorders, voice disorders, problems with fluency or stuttering and motor speech problems.

Language intervention services address the developmental language problems of children as well as those that are acquired as the result of stroke, head injury or other neurological issues.

Communication Connections


The Communication Connections Program is designed to enhance communication and social relationships within a group setting. The groups are open to any child, teen, adult and their families. They provide a relaxing, enjoyable environment to focus on communication and social relationships. Sessions are held in a variety of settings and meeting times. Groups are facilitated by a speech-language pathologist and students in KU’s speech-language pathology program.

Kid Connections - Social; Speech and Language groups

                             Infant, Toddler & Preschool playgroups

Teen Connections- Book Clubs; Social, Advocacy and AAC groups

Adult Connections- AAC, Advocacy, and Conversation Groups

Other groups may be formed based on need and interest.  Feel free to inquire or make suggestions. 

Language Acquisition Preschool


The Language Acquisition Preschool (LAP) is a licensed preschool program that serves children with and without communication disabilities.

LAP is a three-hour a day, 4 day a week program. Each morning and afternoon class serves approximately 18 children. Each class is made up of children with speech-language impairment, and children with typically developing language, including English-language learners.

The director and lead teacher are speech-language pathologists. For more information, contact LAP's Director, Ana Paula Mumy.


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