Free Speech and Language Screenings for Children with Hearing Loss

Speech and language screenings are an important tool for early identification of impairment. While many children continue to display age appropriate progress, some children start to fall behind as the task demands increase. This project aims to fill the critical gap in identifying children who are starting to lag behind their peers. Our purpose is to identify children who require follow-up services from a speech language pathologist.

Many families are unable to seek frequent, ongoing evaluations from a speech language pathologist, either due to financial constraints or due the lack of access to bilingual speech language pathologists. This project will provide free speech and language screenings for children with chronic ear infections or hearing loss and provide counseling based on the results of the screening. We plan to serve any interested families of children with hearing loss. We specifically plan to seek out and serve families with limited financial or insurance coverage for speech and language services and families with difficulty obtaining services from a speech language pathologist.

We offer the screenings for children up to 8 years of age. These screenings are offered to any child using some spoken language. The spoken language may be English, Spanish or both. In addition, this service is also offered for children using a combination of ASL/Signed Exact English and spoken English/Spanish.

Please feel free to contact me via email (msrajan@austin.utexas.edu) or phone (512-471-2014) if you have questions or wish to register for the screening. Thank you for your interest.

Tuesday, March 28 at 8:00am to 5:00pm

UT Speech and Hearing Center, 2.200 2504 Whitis Ave, Austin TX

Event Type

Health & Wellness

Departments

Moody College of Communication

Target Audience

General Public, Families

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