The Charles E. and Geneva S. Scott Scottish Rite Communication Disorders Clinic was established in September 1968 as a training facility for students. The Clinic, a non-profit organization, is a unit in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders in the Beaver College of Health Sciences at Appalachian State University.
The clinic serves two key purposes: First, it provides "hands-on" clinical learning experiences for students pursuing their Master's degree in Speech-Language Pathology. Second, it provides quality services to children, adolescents and adults with communication disorders in the region. The Clinic provides prevention, assessment, and treatment services in the areas of speech, language, swallowing, and hearing disorders.
The Clinic does 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.