Services and Programs Offered
The ECU Speech-Language Clinic strives to provide a variety of services and programs. Please see the categories below. If you do not see a category that best describes your situation, please click on Contact Information in the left column and send a message to our Clinic Director.
Voice & Resonance
Assessments and treatments of the voice and resonance system (how sound travels through the nose) are available using state-of-the-art instrumentation. Public speakers, singers, actors, as well as non-professional voice users are often referred to this clinic for additional testing following ear-nose-throat evaluation. The resonance clinic utilizes computerized technology to determine if excessive nasality or lack of nasal resonance is present due to repaired cleft palate or other hard palate/soft palate difficulties. Instrumentation used to evaluate patients includes:
Computerized Speech Lab
Evaluations of both children and adults are available. Referral from a physician is not required (unless medical insurance requires it).
Following evaluation of voice or resonance, individualized treatments are available for children and adults.
The programs in voice and resonance are appropriate for many individuals with a variety of diagnoses including:
Voice problems related to conditions such as Parkinson’s Disease, Multiple Sclerosis
Previous throat surgeries
Vocal polyps or cysts
Adult Language Disorders
The clinic can provide evaluation and treatment of language disorders as the result of stroke (aphasia), head trauma, neurological disease, tumors, or aging process. Communication between our clinicians and your physicians is a strong part of these programs.
Reading Disorders – Adult or Children
Our clinic provides evaluation and treatment of adult and adolescent language/learning problems including reading and writing deficits and other cognitive impairments as related to Attention Deficit Disorders and other reading impairments. Please contact us for full information on our reading programs.
Child Language Disorders
Cognitive Communication Disorders
Our clinic can provide evaluation and treatment of cognitive, memory, attention, and communication (including speech problems such as apraxia of speech and the dysarthrias) problems as the result of stroke, traumatic brain injury, and neurological disease (Alzheimer’s Disease, Parkinson’s Disease, ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease). If you have any concerns about cognitive ability related to other conditions, please contact us as well.
Developmental Speech Disorders/Delays
Communication Disorders related to Hearing Impairment/Deafness/Aural
Accent Reduction – Foreign and Dialect Re-training
Swallowing and Feeding
Evaluation and treatment of swallowing problems related to various disorders and disease (stroke, traumatic brain injury, Parkinson’s disease, ALS) is available along with the swallowing and feeding problems of children with or without medical complications.