About the Clinic
The BYU Speech and Language Clinic is a teaching clinic that offers evaluation and treatment services in the areas of speech, language, voice, fluency, and aural rehabilitation. Clients are accepted based on the needs of the training program. The clinic is operational from September through mid-June, consistent with the academic calendar for fall and winter semesters and spring terms at BYU.
Student clinicians are in their first year of a speech-language pathology graduate program administered by the Department of Communication Disorders in the McKay School of Education.
A clinical educator, who is a licensed speech-language pathologist, oversees and works closely with each student clinician, providing assistance in assessing and creating a treatment plan for each client.
The Speech and Language Clinic is housed in the John Taylor Building, also known as the Comprehensive Clinic, located just east of the main BYU campus at 1190 North 900 East, Provo, Utah. Parents and caregivers are invited and encouraged to view a therapy session by closed circuit television in a private observation room. No facilities are available to care for unattended children.
How to Sign Up
The clinic offers speech and language services for infants, children, and adults. Clients may be referred to the clinic by an agency, such as a school or healthcare facility, or may contact the clinic directly without referral.
To initiate a request for services, a client (or parent/other responsible adult) must complete the clinic intake forms and mail them to:
Speech and Language Clinic
Department of Communication Disorders
Provo, Utah 84604
Once the intake forms are received, the applicant will be contacted and placed on a waiting list. Due to the high demand for services and the necessity for basing intake on the training needs of the program, a considerable delay is possible.
Enrollment in the clinic occurs only three times per year, at the beginnings of fall and winter semesters and spring term.
When a position is available in a requested area, the client will be contacted and an initial diagnostic evaluation will be scheduled for a student clinician to assess the disorder and the need for therapy. If therapy is recommended, services will be initiated at the beginning of the next term.
Costs include a $70 diagnostic session and a charge of $25 per session. The clinic is willing to work with insurance companies; however, the clinic does not accept insurance or file insurance claims. The client or caregiver is responsible for paying the clinic (at the time of service) and then submitting a claim for reimbursement.
For questions or concerns, please see the Frequently Asked Questions or contact the Speech and Language Clinic.
Phone: (801) 422-2870
Fax: (801) 422-0197