Speech and Hearing Clinic

Effective communication is a vital component to a fulfilling life.  The Howard University Speech and Hearing Clinic provides speech, language, and hearing services for individuals of all ages with a variety of communication disorders. Services at the clinic, are provided by graduate students working towards their Master’s degree in speech-language pathology under the direct supervision of licensed Speech Language Pathologist who are certified by the American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA) and the District of Columbia Licensure Board.

Our clinical facility houses several modern diagnostic/treatment rooms, a functional daily living skills room, and an audiometric suite.   The Clinic, which has been serving the communication needs of the community for more than forty years is part of the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders.

  • Mission

The mission of the Howard University Speech and Hearing Clinic (HUSHC) is to provide exemplary training to graduate and undergraduate students in the prevention, identification, and remediation of communication disorders.  Remaining consistent with the core values of the University, the School of Communications, and the American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA), the Howard University Speech and Hearing Clinic positions itself to advocate for and empower individuals with communication disorders through a variety of services from a multicultural perspective.

Community Outreach

The Howard University Speech and Hearing Clinic conducts speech, language and hearing screenings throughout the Washington Metropolitan Area at health fairs, day care centers, schools, specialty centers, senior centers, and other community organizations upon request. Our specialists are also available to come to your facilities to provide in-service training and workshops. In addition, we provide informative sessions about preventative measures, communication disorders and treatment, communication disorders and their functional impact, as well as careers in Speech-Language Pathology.

Our outreach initiatives extend beyond our community, as we provide our services in communities globally. If you are interested in our community outreach programs, please contact our main office at (202) 806-6991. With every community outreach initiative the Speech and Hearing Clinic is dedicated to “Helping You Put the Pieces Back Together.”

Services

Diagnostic and therapeutic services are available for individuals across the life span in the following areas:

 

Speech-Language Pathology Services:

Accent Modification

Acquired Language Disorders (due to trauma, illness, or disease processes)

Aphasia

Apraxia

Articulation Disorders

Auditory Processing Disorders

Augmentative and Alternative Communication

Autism Spectrum Disorders

Cognitive-Linguistic Changes from Traumatic Brain Injury

Developmental Delays

Dysarthria

Early Intervention Services

Fluency Disorders

Language

Language-Learning Disabilities

Literacy

Neurologically Based Speech and Language Disorders

Orofacial Myofunction Disorders

Oral Motor Disorders

Phonological Disorders

Pragmatic Language

Phonemic Awareness

Swallowing

Traumatic Brain Injury

Voice

 

Audiological Services

Hearing Evaluations

Programmable Hearing Aids

Non-Programmable Hearing Aids

Assistive and Alerting Devices

Aural Rehabilitation

Central Auditory Processing

Community Education Program

 

Aphasia Support Group: Living with Aphasia

The Howard University Speech and Hearing Clinic offers a weekly Aphasia support Group.  Aphasia is a language disorder caused by brain injury in which aspects of language comprehension and language production are impaired to varying degrees.  The purpose of the Aphasia group is to provide a therapeutic environment for individuals with aphasia to interact informally with others to practice communicating in a naturalistic, yet safe environment.    The HUSHC Aphasia Group members are in various stages of stroke recovery and utilize a variety of communication modalities (e.g., speaking, writing, and gestures).  The Aphasia group is a community friends with Aphasia in which individuals can promote awareness of their personal goals, discuss challenges faced in their communicative environment while encouraging participants engagement in social interactions.  The Howard University Speech and Hearing Clinic dedicated to “Helping You Express Yourself.”  The Aphasia group is open people from to the Washington Metropolitan Area. For more information about the Aphasia group, or to participate, please contact the Howard University Speech and Hearing Clinic at (202)806-6991.

 

Community Outreach

The Howard University Speech and Hearing Clinic conducts speech, language and hearing screenings throughout the Washington Metropolitan Area at health fairs, day care centers, schools, specialty centers, senior centers, and other community organizations upon request as part of our community outreach. If you are interested in our community outreach programs, please contact our main office at (202) 806-6991 or email HUSHC@howard.edu. With every community outreach initiative the Speech and Hearing Clinic is dedicated to “Helping You Put the Pieces Back Together.”

 

Appointments:

Office Hours

Office hours HU’s Speech and Hearing Clinic are below:

Monday – 9:00 a.m. – 5.00 p.m.

Tuesdays -9:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday 9:00 a.m. – 5.00 p.m.

Thursday -9:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Friday – 9:00 a.m. – 5.00 p.m.

To schedule an appointment for evaluation or treatment services or to request further information, please call (202)806-6991 or email HUSHC@howard.edu.    Services are also available for individuals whose primary language is Haitian Creole or Spanish.   Persons with disabilities who need assistance with scheduling or parking are encouraged to call and/or email  the clinic office for special arrangements.

 

Contact Us

Howard University Speech and Hearing Clinic

  • 525 Bryant Street, NW
  • Washington DC, 20059
  • (202)806-6991
  • Hushc@howard.edu
  • Fees and Insurance
    • The HUSHC accepts the following insurances for services:
  • Aetna
  • Americare
  • Carefirst
  • Cigna
  • MedStar Health
  • Medicaid-DC, MD, VA
  • TriCare
    Trusted Health Plan

    • A sliding fee scale is also available for those who qualify.
  • Client Testimonials: “After my daughter’s stroke the clinic helped her regain not only her functional language skills but her confidence as well. The clinical faculty and students were helpful, patient, and kind. I don’t know where my daughter would be if we hadn’t found them”.  
    • “My daughter came to the clinic at the age of 6, struggling to breaking down sounds and words which affected her reading. Since she started receiving services in the clinic, there has been an increase in her confidence level. Her reading scores have increased from a 60 to a 95 in school. She is reading chapter books and has a love for reading. I credit her improvement to the services that were provided by the clinical team at the Howard University Speech and Hearing clinic.”
    • “The clinic is a warm environment. The staff and students are very friendly. The clinic is really dedicated to helping people overcome their personal insecurities regarding their speech.”
    • “I have enjoyed my experience with the HUSHC clinic.  It is a professional environment with pleasant staff and students.  My son enjoys the caring he receives. The therapy has encouraged his participation in different settings.”

                                

    ADA Statement/Accessibility:

    Persons with disabilities are provided equal access to all services provided by the Howard University Speech and Hearing Clinic. The Speech and Hearing Clinic was designed to be accessible to persons with disabilities and is ADA Compliant. The Hearing and Speech Clinic is located on the ground floor in the School of Communications Building at Howard University and is easily accessible via the entrance on the corner of 4th and Bryant Street NW.

    Non Discriminatory Statement

     

    Resources

    Typical Speech and Language Development

    http://www.asha.org/public/speech/development/language_speech.htm

    Adult Speech and Language

    http://www.asha.org/public/speech/disorders/AdultSandL.htm

    Child Speech and Language

    http://www.asha.org/public/speech/disorders/ChildSandL.htm

    Speech and Language Disorders and Diseases

    http://www.asha.org/public/speech/disorders/

    Your Child’s Communication Development: Kindergarten Through Fifth Grade

    http://www.asha.org/public/speech/development/communicationdevelopment.htm

    Reading and Writing (Literacy)

    http://www.asha.org/public/speech/development/Literacy.htm

    Social Language Use (Pragmatics)

    http://www.asha.org/public/speech/development/Pragmatics.htm

    Learning More Than One Language

    http://www.asha.org/public/speech/development/learn.htm

    Talking With Your Audiologist or SLP

    http://www.asha.org/public/talkingwithaudorslp.htm

    How We Hear

    http://www.asha.org/public/hearing/How-We-Hear/

    Hearing Loss

    http://www.asha.org/public/hearing/Hearing-Loss/

     

     

    FAQ’s

    1. How do I schedule an appointment?

    Call the HU Speech and Hearing Clinic at 202-806-6991, and inform the staff of the type of service you are seeking.

    If you are calling to schedule a speech-language evaluation and/or therapy, intake information will be collected during the call.

    1. Where is the clinic located?

    The HU Speech and Hearing Clinic is located on the Campus of Howard University is the CB Powell School of Communications. The address to the clinic is 525 Bryant Street NW Rm 139 Washington D.C. 20059. The entrance to the clinic is located on the corner of 4th and Bryant Street adjacent to WHUTV.

    1. Is parking available?

    Metered street parking is available on 4th street which is adjacent to the speech and hearing clinic.  The clinic also has two parking spots that are available for client use. The clinic parking are available on a first come first serve basis. If you are interested in assigned clinic parking spaces please contact the main office to make arrangements. 

    1. Does the clinic accept insurance?

    The HU Speech and Hearing Clinic is not presently accepting insurance however, the clinic will start accepting insurance at in the 2014 year. 

    1. Fees?

    For information regarding our fees please contact out main office.  Our services are provided for a nominal fee as the services are offered by graduate students under the supervision of a certified Speech Language Pathologist.

     

    HUSHC in the News/Current Events:

    Link to current and former newsletter or announcement.