The Department of Rehabilitation Sciences operates two Communication Disorders Clinics within the Beaver College of Health Sciences. The clinics operate as a single non-profit organization, providing prevention, assessment, and treatment services in the areas of speech, language, swallowing, and hearing disorders.
The Charles E. and Geneva S. Scott Scottish Rite Communication Disorders Clinic, located in University Hall, serves children who have speech and language disorders that are primarily behavioral or developmental in nature. It also serves adults with behaviorally-based communication disorders. The Scottish Rite clinic was establised in 1968.
The Interprofessional Communication Disorders Clinic, located in the Leon Levine Hall of Health Sciences, provides speech-language pathology services for adults and children with medically-based communication and swallowing disorders. Audiology services (for adults and children) are also provided in this clinic. The Interprofessional Communication Disorders Clinic was established in 2018.
In addition to providing speech-language pathology and audiology services to residents of the High Country, the clinics provide hands-on clinical learning experiences for students pursuing their Master's degree in Speech-Language Pathology. Student clinicians are directly supervised by licensed professionals.
The clinics do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations.
The Department of Rehabilitation Sciences is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). The professional staff includes Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists who are licensed by the state of North Carolina and certified by ASHA.