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 is part of the institution of higher learning and operates in order to:
(1) Ensure a well-rounded program of clinical experiences to prepare graduate students to function as competent speech-language pathologists thereby meeting the requirements for the Certificate of Clinical Competence which is awarded by the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA)
(2) Ensure quality service provision to clients of all ages, whether they be from the Marshall University Community or the community at large.
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)
In addition to providing services for those with communication and/or swallowing disorders, the MUSHC provides elective accent modification services related to communication differences.
Screenings, evaluations and treatment sessions are completed through a collaboration of graduate students and faculty both dedicated to high quality service provision. Sessions may be observed by staff and students in training. Sessions may be recorded for educational purposes.
MUSHC offers the following Group Therapy Experiences:
- Pragmatic (Social) Group for children with Autism Spectrum
- Aphasia Group for adult neurogenic communication disorders
- Dialect Group for elective dialect modification
- Tiny Talkers Book Club
MUSHC houses the following Programs and Specialty Clinics:
- The Scottish Rite Childhood Speech and Language Program (supported by the Huntington Scottish Rite Foundation)
- The Luke Lee Listening, Language and Learning Lab (supported by the State of WV)
- The Oshel Parent Education Program (supported by the Oshel family)
- Stuttering Clinic
- Audiology Clinic
- Pediatric Feeding Clinic
- The Voice Specialty Clinic
All faculty members and clinical educators hold WV licensure and are certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).
Faculty members in the Department of Communication Disorders provide a variety of clinical services within the community. Clinical contracts include but are not limited to:
Health and Safety
The MUSHC adheres to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and ensures client confidentiality
The Marshall University Department of Communication Disorders and the Speech and Hearing Center do not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, religion, age or sexual orientation and is handicap accessible.