Speech And Language

What is speech therapy?

Speech therapy targets clarity and proper pronunciation of sounds in both children and adults. This could be developmental (for example, a child saying “wap” for “rap”) or acquired (for example, an adult developing dysarthria following a stroke).

What is language therapy?

Language therapy can target both spoken and written language. Language focuses on vocabulary, sentence structure, and word structure. This could be a child working on developing words, a child working on developing appropriate sentence structure, or an adult working on regaining communication following a stroke.

What can I expect on my first appointment?

During an individual’s first visit to the Marshall Speech and Hearing clinic, a speech-language clinician will perform an extensive evaluation of the client’s speech, language, and overall communication skills. This evaluation will be conducted under the supervision of a certified speech-language pathologist. Clients for this clinic can expect to spend around one to three hours at the Marshall Speech and Hearing Center (MUSHC) during their first visit. Recommendations may include individualized or small group visits one or two times a week for forty-five to sixty-minute sessions.

When and Where can I receive services?

The Marshall University Speech and Hearing Center takes place in Smith Hall on Marshall University’s campus. Appointments are available based on provider schedules.


The speech therapist will bill insurance for services rendered. If your insurance does not cover speech therapy services, please call our office at 304-696-3246 to discuss the Scottish Rite scholarship program.

MUSHC is a proud partner of the Huntington Scottish Rite Foundation

Contact Us

Phone: 304-696-3641

Fax: 304-696-2986

Address: Smith Hall 143

1 John Marshall Drive

Huntington, WV 25755