Clinical Services

At the Miami University Speech and Hearing Clinic, we provice diagnostic testing and treatment for a wide range of communication disorders. Please see the listing below of disorders we treat and services that we provide.

Speech and Language

  • Articulation/Phonological Disorders – characterized by omitting a sound, substituting one sound for another, distorting a sound, or overall poor intelligibility of speech
  • Acquired or Congenital Language Disorders – caused by neurological impairments affecting comprehension, verbal abilities, reading, and writing
  • Delayed Language - characterized by slow developing vocabulary and/or grammar skills
  • Apraxia of Speech – characterized by difficulty with the sequential motor patterns necessary for speech/language
  • Stuttering/Fluency disorders – characterized by inappropriate rate and rhythm patterns of speech
  • English as a Second Language - accent modification

Voice Disorders

  • Physician referral
  • Vocal nodules
  • Recurrent laryngitis
  • Progressive voice disorders related to Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, and other neurological conditions
  • Services for individuals wishing to reduce vocal strain or fatigue and improve general vocal quality or voice production

Hearing Disorders

  • Educational and industrial hearing screenings
  • Diagnostic testing of hearing and balance using behavioral and electrophysiological measures, including auditory brainstem response (ABR) and otoacoustic emissions (OAE)
  • Assessment of listening skills and central auditory functions
  • Hearing aid dispensing featuring the most sophisticated digital, programmable, and conventional technology
  • Support services to ensure success during hearing aid fitting and follow-up

Cognitive Disorders

  • Attention and memory deficits
  • Delayed information processing
  • Problem solving difficulties

Feeding and Swallowing Disorders

  • Physician referral
  • Choking on food or liquid
  • Failure to thrive
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Weaning from tube feeds
  • Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology
    Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology

    Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology

    Miami University offers both undergraduate and graduate degree programs in communication disorders. Students become active participants in the on-site clinic where they learn clinical methods, observe speech and language evaluations, and eventually plan and implement therapy sessions.

    2 Bachelor Hall
    Oxford, OH 45056
    513-529-2500

    Dr. Susan Baker Brehm, Chair
    bakerse1@miamioh.edu
    Ms. Debbie Ferriell, Administrative Assistant