The Eardley Family Clinic for Speech, Language and Hearing

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Encouraging success by supporting the need to communicate

Fontbonne University’s Eardley Family Clinic for Speech, Language and Hearing 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 not only returning an individual’s communication functionality but also at 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. All clinical services are provided by students under the supervision of faculty members holding a certificate of clinical competence from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association. Supervising faculty also hold Missouri state licensure in speech-language pathology. As a teaching clinic, Fontbonne provides hands-on training for undergraduate and graduate students in the Department of Communication Disorders and Deaf Education.

The Eardley Family Clinic is now accepting online applications. Click on the child or adult application link below for evaluation and/or therapy.

For assistance please call 314-889-1407 or email speechclinic@fontbonne.edu.

Services Provided

Services include the evaluation and treatment of a wide variety of communication disorders resulting from conditions such as: developmental delay, cleft palate, cerebral palsy, hearing impairment, multiple disabilities, stroke, traumatic brain injury and neurological disorders.

Individual therapy, pediatric language groups and aphasia groups are also available.

  • 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
Teacher working with young patient.

Episcopal Presbyterian Health Trust Grant

Fontbonne University’s Eardley Family Clinic for Speech, Language and Hearing has received a grant of $10,500 from the Episcopal Presbyterian Health Trust (EPHT) in St. Louis, MO to serve ALS patients.  Grant funds will enable the Clinic to purchase Augmentative Alternative Communication Systems (AACS), and cover travel costs for faculty and students to perform evaluations; systems development, set-up and modification; and caregiver training in the homes of people with ALS who require AACS in order to communicate, but are confined to wheelchairs and/or beds and unable to leave their homes.  These services are provided at no cost to the patient.

The mission of EPHT is to support organizations that provide quality healthcare services to St. Louisans.  They seek to create partnerships with effective, community-based organizations that work to improve the lives of others through access to healthcare.

Referrals

Referrals from physicians, teachers, associated professionals and family members are welcome. Clinic applications may be obtained by clicking the links below “Clinic Applications” at the bottom of this page or by contacting the clinic. 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 clinic is located on the second floor of the East building on the Fontbonne University campus, 6800 Wydown Boulevard, St. Louis, MO, 63105.

Interested in Supporting the Clinic?

You can help support Fontbonne University’s Eardley Family Clinic for Speech, Language and Hearing. 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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