Speech and Language Clinic Frequently Asked Questions

How can I receive services?

To receive services in our clinic, start by filling out our intake form here (insert link to intake page). You may fill out the forms online. Or, you may print the forms and send them in by mail or email.

When is the clinic open?

The clinic is open from September through mid-June, consistent with the academic calendar for fall and winter semesters and spring terms at BYU. Clinic hours are Monday-Thursday from noon to 6pm and on Fridays from 8 am to 3pm.

Where is the clinic located?

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.

Do I need a referral from my primary care physician?

You do not need a referral from a physician to be considered for services at the BYU Speech and Language Clinic.

What do services cost?

The BYU Speech and Language clinic is pleased to waive all fees for services at this time, in keeping with Medicare regulations. BYU students also receive all services free of charge. There is a small no-show fee charged if a client does not show up for a scheduled session.

Do you bill insurance companies?

At this time, we do not bill insurance companies or Medicare/Medicaid. Currently, the fees are waived for all services.

Once my intake form is received, how long before I will be contacted?

You will be contacted within 1 week of submitting your intake form to verify that we have received it. We may request additional information at that time. Please be aware that there may be a small delay if your intake form was submitted during a university break. You are also welcome to call us at (801) 422-2870 or email us at byuspeechclinic@gmail.com to confirm that we received your information.

Is there a waiting list for services?

Depending on the services you are requesting, there may be a waiting list. The BYU Speech and Language Clinic is a teaching clinic, providing both care for the community and training opportunities for graduate students. We match your therapy needs with the educational requirements and availability of our students in the most-timely way possible. In some instances that does necessitate a waiting list. However, we are happy to keep you informed about your status should you be placed on a waiting list. Email us at byuspeechclinic@gmail.com for more information.

Can parents and caregivers watch sessions?

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. We kindly ask that a parent or caregiver stay on site during their child’s sessions.

If I’ve been seen at the clinic before can I receive services again?

We typically see clients for up to 4 semesters, though there are exceptions depending on your needs. At that time, you may be discharged to allow us to assist other clients. However, if you are temporarily discharged, you are welcome to put your name back on our waiting list to receive services again in the future.

What are some of the conditions treated in the clinic?

We treat a variety of conditions including:

  • Aphasia
  • Apraxia
  • Autism spectrum disorders (ASD)
  • Childhood apraxia of speech (CAS)
  • Cleft palate
  • Cognitive-communication deficits such as memory
  • Developmental language disorders
  • Dysarthria
  • Pediatric feeding difficulties
  • Social communication impairments
  • Speech sound disorders
  • Stuttering/fluency
  • Swallowing difficulties (dysphagia)
  • Traumatic brain injury and concussions
  • Voice and resonance disorders

How do I contact the clinic?

You may contact us any time by calling (801) 422-2870 or emailing us at byuspeechclinic@gmail.com.