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Welcome to the Communication Disorders Clinic

Now Celebrating
10 Years of Service

 

 

 

PROGRAM

Welcome to the TAMIU-Communication Disorders Center (CDC).  The clinic is a component of the Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders in the College of Education at TAMIU.

Since its opening in 2007, the CDC has provided services to children and adults with speech-language disorders for the Laredo community.   

Assessment and intervention services are performed by undergraduate students under the supervision of clinical supervisors certified by the American Speech-Language & Hearing Association and licensed by the State of Texas.

Services include: assessment and intervention of speech, language, voice and fluency disorders in children and adults.  Services are provided in English, Spanish and bilingual (Spanish/English).  Appointment times are designed by the clinic director and student clinician schedules. Every effort is made to make appointment times as convenient for the client as possible.


MISSION

To provide academically challenging pre-professional education in the field of communication sciences and disorders in a culturally and linguistically diverse environment that prepares candidates for entrance into graduate studies.

To meet this mission, the program emphasizes the importance of oral and written communication, scientific study, critical thinking, and ethical principles, maintain high standards in the clinical services it provides, the responsibility to educate the public about communication disorders, and the importance of continued professional development throughout one’s career.

The program provides the candidates with the opportunity for clinical observation and practicum of therapy for individuals across the life spans that have communication delays or disorders.

SERVICES PROVIDED

Services include assessment and intervention for both children and adults with all types of speech disorders, including:  Accent reduction, Apraxia, Articulation and Phonological, Fluency, Language Delay or Disorder, Neurological impairments, Language-based reading and writing and Voice disorders.


APPOINTMENTS AND FEES

The clinic follows the University calendar for treatment appointments.

Fee Schedule for Speech-Language-Hearing Clinical Services:

Speech-Language Assessment
$60.00

Speech-Language Therapy:

Individual
30 min. Session
$10.00
Individual
60 min. Session
$20.00
Group
60 min. Session
$10.00 per person
Speech Screening
       
$5.00

All fees are to be paid via electronic payment system: click here

 

A "Sliding Fee Scale" is available to those clients who can show the financial need for, and who apply for special financial consideration.

Current TAMIU students, employees, and immediate families receive services at a discounted rate. 

Adult Case History

Child Case history

 

CONTACT INFORMATION

Texas A&M International University  Melissa Garcia Office Hours
Communication Disorders - Billy Cowart Hall 122 Program Director Monday - Thursday
5201 University Boulevard  Killam Library 427 C 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Laredo, Texas 78041-1900  956.326.3139
Phone: 956.326.3138 mpgarcia@tamiu.edu
Fax: 956.326.2429
www.tamiu.edu