Speech and Language Services Available for Children and Adults
RFP Clinic offers a variety of services throughout the academic year. The services we provide vary, in part, due to community needs and interests. Services are free of charge for persons of all ages.
For more information about current services and openings, please contact us.
- Phone: 218-726-8199
- Email: [email protected]
Types of Clinic Services
Clients participate in an interview and an evaluation of their communication. The therapy team provides recommendations and resources at the end of the evaluation.
Individual Therapy Services
Clients participate in regularly scheduled therapy sessions to work on communication goals in a variety of areas to include voice, fluency, articulation, language, cognition, social communication, and augmentative/alternative communication.
Based on community interests, the clinic offers a variety of groups. Examples of groups the clinic has offered: speech/language groups for children, “Socialize!” for people with aphasia, Social Competency group for adults, eye gaze communication group for people who use AAC, transgender/transsexual voice group for adults who wish to make changes in their voice and speech.
Clients who use RFP Clinic
People with Communication Delays and Disorders
People may experience a variety of concerns about their communication and may benefit from RFP Clinic programs. Information on specific communication disorders is available through the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Web site (asha.org). Communication delays and disorders include:
- Speech sound production Impairments: Speech is difficult to understand. For example, the person may mispronounce, leave out, or substitute other sounds in words. Perhaps the person cannot speak.
- Voice impairments: The person's voice is affected. For example, perhaps the person's voice is hoarse or gravelly or strained. Perhaps the person has concerns about volume or pitch.
- Fluency: The person may stutter or have other concerns about fluent speaking
- Language Comprehension or Expression: Language can be affected in many ways. For example, the person may struggle to follow directions or understand what other people say. The person may have difficulty finding words or putting words into sentences. The person may have difficulty with language-based academic subjects such as reading or writing or typing.
People with Communication Differences
Individuals who have typical communication but would like to make some changes in their speech and/or language skills might elect to use RFP Clinic services. These are not communication disorders. These are differences.
- Accent Modification: Sometimes a person wishes to expand their accent skills for communication in certain circumstances.
- Gender-Affirming Voice and Communication: Individuals may seek to make changes in their voice and communication to reflect their gender identity. They can learn to make changes in a way that protects their voice from unintended damage.