Welcome to the Truman Speech and Hearing Clinic!
Services to the university community and public are provided
year-round at the Truman Speech and Hearing Clinic, located on the
ground floor in the Health Sciences Building. The clinic is generally closed during university breaks and
Who provides clinic services?
This is a teaching clinic.
Student clinicians and faculty from Truman’s Communication Disorders
program provide speech, language, and hearing screening, assessment
and treatment services through the Clinic. The student clinicians
work under the direct supervision of faculty who are fully licensed
by the state of Missouri and certified by the American
Who are the clients?
Because such services are
scarce in our region, the Clinic draws clients from a 100 mile
radius that includes the larger community of northeast Missouri.
Typically, we serve more than 1000 people a year , 80% of whom are
children. We see children and adults who have speech problems,
language problems, difficulty with voice or fluency, and/or hearing
The Clinic staff provide hearing screenings and
information at community health fairs and similar events each year.
Faculty and students from the Clinic collaborate with local Head
Start programs, Early Head Start, hospitals, and school systems
throughout the region. We accept referrals from individuals,
university personnel, Parent As Teachers, local physicians, and
local group homes. We provide speech and hearing screenings to
several university groups throughout the year. Students, staff, and
faculty and their families are also frequent clinic clients.
The clinic operates with a perpetual waiting list. Unfortunately,
each semester people requesting services are turned away. The
caseload is constrained by the number of student clinicians and
faculty supervisors who are available, and the schedules of everyone
What are the clinic fees?
Clinic serves all ages, at no cost to individual clients.
What services are available?
The Truman Speech and
Hearing Clinic provides speech and language evaluations, hearing
screening and evaluations, and therapy for speech, language, and
hearing problems. Typically, new speech and language or literacy
clients are scheduled for an evaluation prior to being enrolled for
therapy. Therapy is scheduled by semester (Fall, Spring, Summer) and
is usually provided twice weekly in 50 minute session (M-W or T-Th).
Speech, language, and hearing assessments are conducted during
set times each week, by appointment only. Often the evaluation
(diagnostic) schedule is filled for several weeks in advance. When a
client calls to be put on the list, they will be given more
information and mailed a packet.
The Clinic is open M-F from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM. Late clinic
hours are sometimes available T-Thu evenings. Appointments are
required. No walk-in services are available.
How do I get a clinic appointment?
To make or cancel
a clinic appointment, call 660-785-7414.
How do I get more information about the clinic?
For questions about clinical services:
Melissa Passe, M.A.,
Truman Speech and Hearing Clinic
Health Sciences Building, Truman State University
Kirksville MO 63501
Connie Ikerd, Program and Clinic Secretary
660-785-4669 (Dept) 660-785-7414
Tell me about the Truman Rite-Care Early Literacy Lab
The Truman Rite-Care Early Literacy Lab is located in the clinic
and staffed by the same student clinicians and faculty who provide
services in the Speech and Hearing Clinic. Policies regarding
scheduling, appointments, and fees are the same as for the clinic.
For more information about the ELL,