Speech & Language
Speech and Language problems are not limited to the developmental delays of childhood. At the UNCG Speech and Hearing
Program, the areas of voice, language and swallowing are addressed from the Adult's perspective.
The speech-language clinic offers comprehensive services to evaluate and treat adults, using state of the art instrumentation and techniques. Our speech-language pathologists specialize in helping individuals with the following:
- Vocal assessment and treatment
- Laryngectomee rehabilitation
- Communication support groups (aphasia, laryngectomee, Parkinson Disease)
Hearing and Balance
At this time, the UNCG Speech & Hearing Program at Gateway University Research Park is not offering Audiology and Vestibular services. For previous hearing aid patients, please contact our UNCG affiliate clinic at (336) 334-5939 for service or repairs.
Support GroupsCommunication Disorders are not just part of how we talk and listen to each other, but are woven into each facet of our daily lives. Support groups, patient education, community involvement, and an on-staff psychology resident offer our patients treatment for the whole person, not just the symptom.
For additional information on groups, please call (336) 217-5120.
Aphasia Support Group
Aphasia patients and caregivers meet to offer communication opportunities as well as emotional and social support in a relaxed environment. We meet the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 4:00pm in our office at Gateway University
Research Park. All meetings will be professionally supported by S. Crutchley, MA, CCC-SLP.
To view July's group newsletter, click HERE (PDF file). Please note: The group meeting for August will not be held on August 14, 2012. As the meeting will be postponed to another undetermined date, please call 336-217-5120 for additional information.
Mental Health Support
Communication Disorders affect not only communication, but various aspects of a personís social and emotional well-being. In order to mitigate stressors and promote better patient outcomes, our program has teamed with the UNCG Psychology Department to offer supplemental counseling to current patients. Services are rendered by a doctoral candidate in the Clinical Psychology Program.
Patient Education Center
Knowledge is power. Community education, direct patient education, and student enrichment are all central to our program.
Patient Media Room
Pre-Surgery Counseling for Laryngectomy
Facing laryngectomy surgery can be an extremely daunting and scary time for patients. Fear of the unknown can lead to feelings of helplessness, depression and anxiety.
Through education about surgery and what to expect throughout recovery, patients become empowered and realize that they can lead productive and enjoyable lives as a laryngectomee. Armed with information, patients may be less likely to experience adverse effects such as depression and improper self-care.
Previous Educational Seminars
- Beyond Hearing Aids- March 20, 2008
While modern hearing aids are far superior to those of previous generations, many people still want more. This seminar will look at various options to enhance communication for those with hearing impairments. "Beyond Hearing Aids" is presented in conjunction with Louise Zelski, FM Specialist with Phonak Hearing Systems.
- The Adult Voice: Defining 'Normal', Voice Changes, and Innovative Treatment Approaches for Adults- May 6,
Presented by Michael Campbell, MBA, MS, CCC-SLP
- Nothing to Get Choked Up About: Diagnosis and Treatment of Adult Swallowing Disorders- May 13, 2008
Presented by S. Crutchley, MA, CCC-SLP
- The Audio-What? Hearing Loss Diagnosed, Defined, and Treated- May 20, 2008
Presented by Anne E Hogan, MS, CCC-A