Penn State Speech, Language, and Hearing Clinic: Speech and Language Services

Speech and Language Services

There are several speech-language programs within the Department. In addition to gaining experience in the in-house clinic, graduate students work within several area charter schools, completing speech-language screenings and assessments, and providing intervention. Screenings may also be conducted in local day cares, preschools, and local long-term care facilities.

Speech and Language Assessment

Many of the referrals to the Speech and Hearing Clinic come from clients themselves, but can also be initiated by family members, health care providers, schools, speech-language pathologists or other professionals, etc. If you are interested in an assessment and/or therapy, or have questions about any of the programs, refer to the list below for program areas and contacts:

Adult Assessments / Intervention (17 years and older)
Constance Kossan MA CCC-SLP-L
814-863-2290
cik4@psu.edu
Child Assessments / Intervention (birth to 16 years)
Eileen Kowalski MS CCC/SLP
814-863-3118
emk15@psu.edu
Augmentative and Alternative Communication Assessments / Intervention
Barbara Roberts MS CCC/SLP
814-863-2005
bar8@psu.edu

New clients are asked to complete a background questionnaire:

Speech and Language Therapy Programs

Child Therapy Program

The Child Therapy Program provides services to preschool and school-age children who have delays or disorders in language, fluency, voice, articulation, and phonology, including those with severe speech impairments requiring augmentative and alternative communication.

Contact:

Eileen Kowalksi
401K Ford Building
The Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA 16802
814-863-3118
emk15@psu.edu

Early Language Group

The Early Language Group (ELG) was initiated in September 2004. The goal of the ELG is to provide preschool children with an experience that is rich in language input and opportunities to use language, incorporating child-child and adult-child interaction using a preschool classroom model. The ELG also provides students with a unique opportunity to work with several children together, using a therapy approach that is less structured and clinician directed than most of their other experiences.

Contact:

Eileen Kowalski
401K Ford Building
The Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA 16802
814-863-3118
emk15@psu.edu

Adult Therapy Program

The Adult Therapy Program provides services to adults (18 years or older) with a variety of speech and language disorders. The adults in this program are from the local geographic area.

University Therapy Program

The University Therapy Program provides speech language services to undergraduate or graduate students enrolled at Penn State.

Contact:

Constance Kossan
401A Ford Building
The Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA 16802
814-863-2290
cik4@psu.edu