The Marshall University Speech and Hearing Center (MUSHC) is an integral part of the Department of Communication Disorders which is housed within the Marshall University College of Health Professions.
The (MUSHC) provides services for both children and adults, including screenings, evaluations, and treatment of disorders including but not limited to:
- Speech (articulation of speech sounds, dysarthria, apraxia of speech)
- Receptive and Expressive Language (childhood language impairments, language delays, aphasia)
- Pragmatics (the social use of communication)
- Cognitive Communication
- Fluency (stuttering)
- Voice and Resonance
- Augmentative and Alternative Communication
- Aural Rehabilitation
- Dysphagia (disorders of feeding and swallowing)
The Marshall University Center for Wellness in the Arts is a place where injured performing artists can be evaluated by licensed athletic trainers who have the proper knowledge and equipment to treat their injuries.
The CWA was created with three components: education, treatment and research. Many performing arts students have developed a mentality that a certain amount of pain is a part of the performer’s process. We want to change the culture and educate students so they look at pain as a problem and treat it accordingly so they can enjoy a successful career in the performing arts.
Since August 2014, the College of Health Professions and the College of Arts and Media have offered performing and visual arts students the chance to work with athletic trainers to prevent injury from occurring during performances.
In the upcoming academic year, the CWA will offer the following services:
- Injury prevention sessions with certified athletic trainers
- Performance anxiety workshops with health scientists
- Nutrition and weight management training with registered dietitians
- Agility and mobility training with exercise scientists
- Baseline hearing assessments, vocal education and treatment with speech-language pathologists
- Vision training to improve reaction times in performances with exercise physiologists