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 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.
The clinic is located on the second floor of the East building on the Fontbonne University campus, 6800 Wydown Boulevard, St. Louis, MO, 63105.
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.