Communication Disorders

Speech-Language and Hearing Clinic

The Speech, Language & Hearing Clinic is located in the West Wing of the
College of Education Building.
All clinicians are students in training who are supervised by
Speech-Language Pathologist or
Audiologists holding state licensure and certified by the
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. (AHSA)
The clinic provides a broad range of services to individuals of all ages.
For more information, please contact the Clinic Coordinator at 308-865-8507
or the Communication Disorders Department at 308-865-8300.
Clinic Coordinator
Spring and Fall Semesters - Mary Kommers - kommersm@unk.edu
            
                                                              

***The University of Nebraska at Kearney declares and barriers a policy of equal educational and employment opportunities, affirmative action in employment, and nondiscrimination in providing its services to the public.  Therefore, the University of Nebraska at Kearney shall not discriminate against anyone based on race, age, color, disability, religion, sex (including sexual harassment), sexual orientation, national or ethic origin, marital status, or veteran status.

Speech-Language & Hearing Clinic provides a broad range of services Diagnosing and Treating Communication Disorders Associated with:                

  • Stroke
  • Laryngectomy
  • Cleft Palate
  • Head Injury
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Voice Disorders  
  • Premature Birth
  • Stuttering  
  • Hearing Loss
  • Articulation
  • Cochlear Mapping
  • Language Delay
  • Swallowing
  • Developmental Delay
  • Second language Acquisition
  • Language and Learning Disorders
  • Augmentative and Alternative Communication Needs

Student Clinicians help those with articulation disorders learn to produce speech sounds and speak more clearly.

They provide therapy for individuals with voice disorders, fluency problems, speech disorders associated with cleft palate, cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injury, stroke, ALS, reading and writing challenges, and many other problems that interfere with communication.

Counseling people with speech and language disorders and their families will help them understand their disorder and achieve more effective communication in education, social, and vocational settings.

Student Clinicians help people understand the types and severity of communication disorders.

Hearing Services

  • Pure-Tone, Speech, and Immitance
  • Hearing Screenings and Evaluations
  • Aural Rehabilitation
  • Mapping and services for those with Cochlear Implants

Hearing Van

The Hearing Van gives the Student Clinicians the opportunity to
reach out to the local and surrounding communities and perform hearing screenings.  This allow the students to
receive more hands on experience in working with individual of all ages.

Child Forms Pre-Kindergarten

If you have a child that is pre-Kindergarten you may print and complete the above forms and mail them to:
University of Nebraska Kearney
Speech-Language and Hearing Clinic
1615 West 24th Street
Kearney, NE  68849
If you have any questions regarding forms please feel free to contact the Communication Disorders Department at 308-865-8300.

Child Forms-School Age

If you have a child that has started school you may print and complete the above forms and mail them to:
University of Nebraska Kearney
Speech-Language and Hearing Clinic
1615 West 24th Street
Kearney, NE  68849
If you have any questions regarding forms please feel free to contact the Communication Disorders Department at 308-865-8300.

Adult Forms

If you have a spouse or loved one that you feel may benefit from our clinic, please print and complete the above forms and mail them to:
University of Nebraska Kearney
Speech-Language and Hearing Clinic
1615 West 24th Street
Kearney, NE  68849
If you have any questions regarding forms please feel free to contact the Communication Disorders Department at 308-865-8300.

UNK SPEECH, LANGUAGE, AND HEARING CLINIC

BILLING FAQs

Do you charge per session?

No, fees are charged based on a semester rate depending on the number of sessions each week and the length of the sessions.  For example, two sessions weekly for 45 minutes is a semester rate of $162.  Please see the enclosed fee schedule for more pricing information.  Billing is completed in this manner to keep costs as low as possible.  Per session billing would result in higher costs to clients.

How many bills will I receive each semester?

You will receive three invoices during the spring and fall semesters and one during the summer.  The semester rate for spring and fall is broken into three equal monthly payments in the hopes that smaller payments will be easier to pay versus one large lump sum.  For example, two sessions weekly for 45 minutes is a semester rate of $162 or $54/month for three months.

If I (or my child) only attended four sessions one month and eight the next month, why is my bill the same?

Because we do not charge by the session but by the semester, the monthly price will be the same regardless of sessions attended.  Clients are strongly encouraged to attend all offered sessions.

May I make up a missed session?

A make-up week is offered at the end of each semester for clinician-canceled sessions only.  If your clinician is sick or has to cancel your session for any reason, it will be made up during make-up week.  If you are unable to attend an offered session(s), it may not be made up during make-up week.  This decision is at the discretion of the clinician and the supervisor.

How long is a semester?

Clinic during the spring and fall semesters runs for 12 weeks, with a make-up week following week 12.  Summer clinic runs for six weeks with a make-up week following week six.  Spring semester* is typically February, March, and April.  Fall semester* is typically September, October, and November.  Summer semester* is typically June through mid-July.

*Dates are subject to change as needed.

How does summer clinic work?

Summer clinic consists of a six-week session.  Rates are half of the spring and fall semester.  For example, two sessions weekly for 45 minutes during a regular semester is $162.  During the summer, the price would be $81 for the six weeks.

When are bills due?

Each invoice must be paid within 30 days of date issued.  Typically bills are completed the first of each applicable month (for the preceding month) during the spring and fall semesters, and at the end of the six-week summer session.  All bills are clearly dated with a due date.