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The Fontbonne University Speech and Language Clinic in St. Paul, Minnesota

Now supporting the need to communicate in the St. Paul area

Opening in fall 2023, Fontbonne University’s Speech and Language Clinic in St Paul is a free, non-profit clinic dedicated to meeting the needs of individuals of all ages and economic means.

The clinic is based on a family-centered philosophy designed to improve the quality of life for all those impacted by a communication disorder. Treatment is aimed at returning an individual’s communication functionality while also improving their ability to interact with family and friends, engage in activities, and even return to work.

Fontbonne has been providing speech, language, and hearing services to the St. Louis community for more than 50 years and has expanded our reach into the Twin Cities area with a satellite program. All clinical services are provided by graduate students under the supervision of faculty members holding a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association. Supervising faculty also hold Minnesota state licensure in speech-language pathology. As a satellite speech-language pathology master’s program with an on-site clinic in Saint Paul on the campus of St Catherine, Fontbonne provides hands-on training for graduate students in the Department of Communication Disorders and Deaf Education.

Students, faculty, staff, and persons served in the program’s clinic are treated in a non-discriminatory manner – this is, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, participation restriction, age, sexual orientation, or status as a parent. The institution and program comply with all applicable laws, regulations, and executive orders pertaining thereto.

Evaluation & Treatment

The Fontbonne University Speech and Language Clinic in Saint Paul will open in fall 2023. We are accepting online applications to join our waitlist. Click on the child or adult application link below for evaluation and/or therapy.

For assistance, please call 651-243-8565 or email speechclinicmn@fontbonne.edu.

Interested In Working In the Clinic

Speech-language pathologist interested in joining our faculty team are encouraged to visit Fontbonne’s employment page.

Services Provided

Services include the evaluation and treatment of a wide variety of communication disorders resulting from conditions such as: developmental delay, Autism, cleft palate, cerebral palsy, hearing impairment, multiple disabilities, stroke, traumatic brain injury and neurological disorders. Therapy for the following needs may include individual or group settings.

  • Aphasia
  • Apraxia of Speech
  • Articulation/Phonology
  • Augmentative and Alternative Communication
  • Dysarthria
  • Hearing Loss (Aural Rehabilitation/Cochlear Implants)
  • Fluency/Stuttering/Cluttering
  • Language and Literacy
  • Improving Spoken English (Accent Modification)
  • Voice/Resonance

Referrals

Referrals from physicians, teachers, associated professionals and family members are welcome. Clients are required to have an evaluation prior to scheduling therapy. Evaluations may be completed at the clinic. Current evaluations by a certified speech-language pathologist may also be accepted.

Location

The St. Paul graduate program and clinic is in the Music building on St Catherine University’s campus at 2004 Randolph Ave St. Paul, MN 55105

Fontbonne University is registered with the Minnesota Office of Higher Education pursuant to Minnesota Statutes sections 136A.61 to 136A.71. Registration is not an endorsement of the institution. Credits earned at the institution may not transfer to all other institutions.

Clinic Dates

Upcoming clinic sessions are tentatively scheduled for the following:

  • Fall session*: September 5 through November 21, 2023
  • Spring session*: TBD

* Please check back later for additional details and confirmation of clinic sessions.

Interested in Supporting the Clinic?

You can help support The Fontbonne University Speech and Language Clinic in St Paul. Your gift will help provide services at our free, non-profit clinic dedicated to meeting the needs of individuals of all ages and economic means with communication disorders. Learn more or donate now.

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