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DePaul Speech and Language Clinic

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DePaul Speech and Language Clinic - Welcome Center

​​Our brand-new state-of-the-art DePaul Speech and Language Clinic is located in the DePaul University Welcome Center. Construction will be completed in Summer 2021.  New clients will be accepted in Fall 2021.

Location

Our beautiful DePaul Speech and Language Clinic is located at 2400 North Sheffield Avenue, Chicago IL 60614.

​​​​Our Speech and Language Clinic Mission

Through its commitment to education, innovation, diversity, and equity, the DePaul University Speech and Language Clinic will provide exemplary clinical education and clinical training.  Clinical practice will be upheld with high standards and excellence through the utilization of evidenced-based practice and theoretical knowledge in the provision of services and advocacy for families and the communities served.  Grounded in the DePaul University Vincentian ethos of public service responsibility, the DePaul University Speech and Language Clinic donation-based model vows to the rightful access of services for the diverse societal, economic, and cultural community where it is centered.

About Our Clinic

​​​Situated in the Lincoln Park neighborhood in the heart of Chicago neighborhood, students will be trained to work in large urban environments with diverse clients and a range of needs.  The brand-new-state-of-the-art DePaul Speech and Language Clinic is located on DePaul's Lincoln Park Campus, with direct access to public transportation for clients and students.

Our in-house clinic will give students the opportunity to implement various service delivery models and innovative programs based on best practices. Our program is designed to deliver high quality clinical services to allow students to work in all primary employment settings, including schools, hospitals, clinics and private practices; and including all aspects of communication and swallowing: fluency, language, cognition, voice, speech sound production, augmentative/alternative communication and hearing. 

The DePaul Speech and Language Clinic accepts clients from the community ranging in age from young children through adults with a variety of communication and swallowing disorders to provide speech language pathology students with a breadth of clinical experiences.  

Services offered at the DePaul University Speech and Language Clinic will include prevention & screenings, comprehensive evaluations, and therapy service. 

Therapy at the clinic will be offered across a continuum of care models:

  • individual sessions 
  • small specialized groups (e.g., child language, aphasia, phonology, social communication) 
  • summer camps (e.g., language camp, apraxia camp, literacy camp) 
  • specialty groups (e.g., Aphasia Recovery Group)  

 Expertise Clinical Model

The DePaul University Speech Language Pathology Program is uniquely designed to provide students with the opportunity to receive in-house training using an expertise clinician model. Students will work with clinical educators who are experts in their disorder areas and will work with children and adults across the full range of communication disorders.

Students in the DePaul Speech and Language Clinic will be supervised by certified and licensed SLP faculty and adjuncts. Students rotate through different area expert teams each quarter to gain the knowledge and skills across the various speech, language and swallowing disorder areas. 

​Clinic Donation Model - No Fees

Based on our Vincentian mission, we are committed to meeting the diverse and urgent needs of our Chicago community and beyond in our efforts to provide equitable access of speech and language services to all individuals across the diverse societal, economic, and cultural communities and otherwise historically underserved.

For this reason, we provide speech and language evaluations and therapy to all individuals regardless of their ability to pay for services. 

A donation is never required to receive services. If you choose to donate, it will help us support our mission to continue to provide these needed services free of charge for individuals with communication disorders living in poverty. 

We depend on donations to help us to continue to provide these services and reduce the service delivery disparity for underserved populations. A donation of any amount helps, and all donations are tax deductible.  

What will your donation provide for an individual with a communication disorder? Here are just some of the ways in which we will use your generous donation: 

Your donation of

  • $25 will purchase a packet of test protocols for the clinic
  • $50 will provide therapy materials for a social skills group for children with autism. 
  • $100 will provide 10 weekly therapy sessions for an individual who stutters. 
  • $150 will provide a 2-hour comprehensive speech and language evaluation for a preschool child with delayed speech and language skills. 
  • $1000 will provide bi-weekly therapy sessions for an entire year for an individual with aphasia (language disorder characterized by difficulty speaking, understanding, reading, and writing) as a result of a stroke. 

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Thank you for taking collective responsibility to improve the lives and dignity of those around us with communication disorders!​ 

Make a Donation

The DePaul Speech and Language Clinic appreciates gifts from friends, clients, and family members who wish to support us in reaching more clients within the community.  Your gift will ensure these clients receive the clinical services needed and improve their quality of life.

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Equitable Treatment

Students, faculty, staff, and persons served at the DePaul Speech and Language Clinic are treated in a nondiscriminatory manner that is, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national or ethnic origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, citizenship, or status as a covered veteran. The institution and program comply with all applicable laws, regulations, and executive orders pertaining thereto.

Scheduling

The DePaul Speech & Language Clinic operates according to the academic calendar, providing services during Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer quarters. Scheduling of evaluation and therapy sessions is completed with consideration of the availability of the client/family, supervising faculty, and qualified student clinicians. We will be accepting clients in Fall 2021. Contact ann.fennell@depaul.edu​ with any questions.

​For More Information

Please contact Ann Fennell ann.fennell@depaul.edu​.