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Robert F. Pierce Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic

The Robert F. Pierce Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic is a teaching clinic for students pursuing degrees in Communication Sciences and Disorders.  The clinic serves community members in need of speech-language-hearing services.  Clients receive services from student interns under the supervision of CSD Faculty who are certified by the American Speech-Language Hearing Association and licensed by the Minnesota Department of Health.    We welcome your participation in our programs!

Who Can Benefit From Speech-Language-Hearing Services?

Anyone who suspects a speech, language, or hearing problem would benefit from being evaluated by a speech-language pathologist or audiologist. The following are examples of characteristics of persons with communication impairments.

A Preschool Child

  • who has speech that is difficult to understand
  • who uses gestures rather than words
  • who uses only a small number of words
  • who has difficulty putting words together to make sentences
  • who has difficulty following directions
  • who stutters
  • who has difficulty with language-based academic subjects such as reading
  • who talks in short sentences, makes errors in grammar, and lacks variety in vocabulary
  • who relates events in a disorganized or incomplete manner
  • who has difficulty remembering instructions
  • who has a voice that is hoarse
  • who stutters
  • who makes sound errors

An Adult

  • who has a voice that sounds hoarse or harsh
  • who stutters or clutters
  • who has speech that is difficult to understand
  • who is unable to use speech
  • who has difficulty putting thoughts into sentences
  • who has trouble understanding, what other people say

Non-Discrimination Policy

The University of Minnesota is committed to the policy that all persons shall have equal access to its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, or sexual orientation.

What our Clients Say

"This program is outstanding. Our son has made great strides with his speech. He would not be where he is today without this program. Thank you!"

"We were very impressed with the attention that our son received in your program. Everyone has mentioned the progress that he made."

"I will definitely recommend this clinic to anyone I know who needs speech services."