A critical nationwide need for speech-language pathologists has emerged in the last decade, and Augustana is ready to fill the gap. Starting in 2020, students can begin work on their master’s degree in speech-language pathology.
The Augustana Center for Speech, Language, and Hearing is the on-campus internship site for undergraduate students majoring in communication sciences and disorders. Faculty and student interns provide assessment and intervention services to people with a variety of disorders.
The center offers both speech-language and audiology services.
The center is in Augustana's Betsy Brodahl Building, 851 34th St., Rock Island. Parking is available in the lot adjacent to the building.
The mailing address is Augustana Center for Speech, Language, and Hearing, 639 38 St., Rock Island, Ill., 61201. Call 309-794-7350 for more information.
Services offered include assessment and intervention for speech, language, fluency, tongue thrust, voice disorders, and dialect variations. In addition, intervention for language-based reading disabilities is provided. Both individual and group sessions are available.
Assessment services are provided by academic and clinical faculty members, all of whom possess master's or doctoral degrees in speech-language pathology, hold the Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, and maintain a State of Illinois license in speech-language pathology.
The majority of intervention is provided by juniors and seniors majoring in Communication Sciences and Disorders under the supervision of faculty. Intervention also can be provided by faculty members.
Assessment and intervention services are obtained through self-referral or referral from a physician or another professional.
Cost and hours
For an individual session the cost is $305 per term for supervised student clinicians and $570 per term for clinical faculty members.
For a group session the cost is $165 per term for supervised student clinicians.
Three terms are offered during the school year. A term includes eight hours of intervention plus a final conference.
Assessment services are provided by academic and clinical faculty members. Please call the clinic coordinator, Karen Sheraden at 309-794-7350 for assessment cost.
Hours vary Monday-Friday.
A six-week summer program is provided by clinical faculty. If you have questions or desire additional information, you may contact the clinic coordinator, Karen Sheraden, (309) 794-7350, or the center director, Allison Haskill at (309) 794-7388.
The audiology clinic offers diagnostic and treatment services to individuals of all ages where hearing is a concern. These include comprehensive hearing evaluations for children and adults as well as newborn hearing screening and central auditory processing screening.
We also offer amplification services including selection, fitting and follow-up of hearing aid devices. Hearing protection and custom made earmolds for noise protection are also provided.
All diagnostic, treatment, and counseling services are provided by academic and clinical faculty members, all of whom possess master or doctoral degrees, hold the Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, and maintain State of Illinois licensure in audiology.
In addition, juniors and seniors majoring in Communication Sciences and Disorders are included in the diagnostic and treatment services under the direct supervision of faculty.
Assessment and treatment services are obtained through self-referral or referral from a physician or another professional.
Cost and hours
The fee for audiology services depends upon the nature of the appointment. All audiology services are provided during the academic calendar at Augustana. Hours of the clinic vary each term. For additional information about the cost of services or hours, please call the clinic coordinator, Karen Sheraden at 309-794-7350.