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Communication Sciences and Disorders Clinic

Speech Clinic

The Freed-Hardeman University Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) Clinic is dedicated to providing quality care in the assessment and treatment of children and adults with speech, language, voice, cognitive, and fluency disorders. The clinic functions as a vital part of the Communication Sciences and Disorders Program by providing opportunities for clinical training and research. Patients are offered a full range of services and benefit from being treated in a university setting, where professors are at the forefront of their field.

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The Mission

FHU’s CSD Program believes in providing dignity to all people – as Jesus did, excellence in Christian service, and building community in West Tennessee. Christian faculty and staff are invested, engaging students in reaching their full potential – both educationally and spiritually. As a result, our students exemplify ethical leadership, critical thinking, and interprofessional collaboration to support top of the license practice.

Services Offered

Specific services include evaluation and management services for disorders related to speech and language. Services are provided by undergraduate students under the direct supervision of certified faculty members. All clinical faculty members are certified by the American Speech-Language Hearing Association and licensed by the Tennessee Board of Communication Disorders and Science

Speech and Language Assessment

  • Diagnostic services are provided to people of all ages for
  • Articulation disorders
  • Language delay or disorders
  • Fluency disorders or stuttering

Assessment typically includes comprehensive testing, observation, interview with the client and/or family members, and consultation regarding clinical findings and recommendations. Members of our faculty are able to supervise students in the provision of LSVT Loud, a treatment approach for addressing speech and voice disorders common with Parkinson disease and similar neurological conditions.

Speech and Language Treatment

Intervention programs vary depending on the nature and severity of the communicative disorder, the client’s age, and individual concerns. Therapy is provided for children and adults and may be scheduled for individual or group sessions (when available). Parents of children in therapy, as well as family members or caregivers of adult clients, receive information throughout the semester regarding the client’s progress and ways to facilitate communication skills outside the clinic. A consultation is scheduled during the final therapy session in each semester to provide recommendations to the clients, parents, and/or caregivers.

  • Treatment services are provided to people of all ages for
  • Articulation disorders
  • Language delay and disorders
  • Fluency disorders or stuttering
  • Voice disorders
  • Autism spectrum disorders
  • Cognition

Audiology Services

The CSD Clinic houses a sound-attenuated audiology suite. Hearing screenings are available to children and adults.

Calendar and Schedule

The CSD Clinic follows the FHU academic semester schedule and calendar of events. Therapy and evaluation sessions are scheduled to conform to the academic semester schedule. Clients are notified of the dates and times for appointments throughout the semester. Clinical sessions and diagnostic evaluations are taken upon an “as available” basis. They are offered to any child or adult and do not require a physician referral.

*Please note if the Chester Co. school system is closed due to weather related events, the clinic will also be canceled for the day.

Hours of Operation

The Speech Clinic is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm during the fall and spring university semesters.


At this time, the CSD Clinic does not charge for clinical services. Our goal is to reach out to children and adults who do not qualify for other available services or who are a part of the Henderson/West TN community.


The CSD Clinic is located on the top floor of the Associates Science Center at FHU. The Associates Science Center is located in the middle of campus, and parking is available in Gardner Center visitor spaces.

Privacy and Confidentiality

All staff receives annual training on the clinic’s Privacy and Confidentiality policies, including the Health Information Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).

Equal Treatment

The CSD Clinic is committed to the principles of equal opportunity and treatment for all regardless of age, sex, disability, race, cultural background, or nationality of origin.