Speech and Hearing Clinic

About the Howard University 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 pathologists who are certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and the District of Columbia Licensure Board. 

Our clinical facility houses modern diagnostic/treatment rooms.  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. 


HUSHC Mission Statement

Everyone Deserves a Voice

The mission of the (HUSHC) is to provide comprehensive and exemplary training to graduate and undergraduate students who have proven high academic potential. These students will be trained in the prevention, identification, and treatment of various communication disorders. Remaining consistent with the values of the University, the School of Communications, and the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), the HUSHC positions itself to advocate for and empower individuals with communication disorders through a variety of services from a multicultural perspective.



The HUSHC strives to:

  1. Promote high quality academic and clinical preparation of students entering the discipline of human communication sciences and disorders, and to promote an increase of current knowledge and skills of those within the discipline,

  2. Foster excellence in clinical service and procedures concerning communication disorders,

  3. Participate in inter- and intraprofessional relationships that promote the increase of skills, planning, production, and dissemination of new clinical knowledge,

  4. Advocate for the rights and interests of persons with communication disorders within our community and beyond, and 

  5. Promote the individual and collective professional interests of HUSHC faculty and students in the areas of excellence, leadership, service, and truth.

Community Outreach 

Literacy Matters

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 us at HUSLHC@howard.edu.  


HUSHC Clinic Descriptions

Diagnostic and therapeutic services are available for individuals across the lifespan in the following clinics: 

1. Educational Speech Services (ESS) | D. Maria Rice, Ed.D., CCC-SLP 

The mission of Educational Speech Services is to provide an extension of school-based services to enhance therapeutic outcomes at home and school. Does your student need support expressing their ideas, recalling information, or do they appear confused in class? Is their speech difficult to understand or disfluent? Schedule an appointment for an initial evaluation or sign up for in-person or online therapy sessions after school. 

2. Treasured Memories | Lauren Sweet, MS, CCC-SLP

Treasured Memories - these are the things that tethers us to our past. Certain sights, sounds, tastes, and smells immediately transport us back to notable points in our lives. Imagine if some of those precious memories became less vivid or even disappeared. This clinic focuses on targeting adults with cognitive deficits from neurological changes due to stroke, Alzheimer’s disease, or dementia, and acquired swallowing deficits. Our clinic strives to support its clients and their families through education, routine activities, and adapted strategies. We provide evaluation and treatment services to improve quality of life, and to promote functional independence and safety in daily living for our clients.  

3.  The Center for Cognitive Skills (CCC Skills) | Alaina Davis, Ph.D., CCC-SLP/L, CBIST  

The CCC Skills is a specialty clinic that focuses on the assessment and management of cognitive-communicative skills associated with concussions and moderate to severe traumatic brain injury. We primarily support the HU Athletics Concussion Management Protocol in the area of return-to-learn for student-athletes. The CCC Skills addresses return-to-learn, work, play, and social activity for all age groups and utilizes culturally responsive practices to meet the needs of clients.  

4.  Oasis Bilingual Center | Miguelina Zapata Ph.D., CCC-SLP

The Oasis Bilingual Center provides bilingual (Spanish/English) support in diagnostic evaluation and treatment. We provide bilingual evaluations treatment for children, teenagers, and adults with various disabilities. We collaborate with parents, children, and advocates to provide the most comprehensive and up to date evidence-based practice techniques. 

5.  ATAP Communications and Advocacy Center | Janice Brown-Parker, MS, CCC-SLP 

All Things Are Possible (ATAP) Communication and Advocacy Center provides diagnostic evaluations and intervention services for children, adolescents, and adults while actively promoting the prevention of communication disorders and the identification of students at risk for later problems. Clinicians assess communication skills, evaluate results of comprehensive plans, and document outcomes of intervention services. We collaborate with parents, teachers and other professionals, advocate for teaching practices, and educate parents relative to speech, language, and hearing difficulties in children and adolescents while addressing the role of parents in all aspects of the clinical process to increase parental involvement. 

6.  The Language and Literacy Clinic| Valencia Perry, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

The Language and Literacy Clinic provides clinical services to individuals of all ages with a focus on sociolinguistics, speech and language development, and literacy disorders affecting people from diverse backgrounds. Services are offered in Spanish or English, in-person and via teletherapy.  This clinic has a specialty early language and literacy clinic for young children with speech-language issues as well as a linguistic advancement specialty clinic for adolescents. Other special areas include a focus on adults to address cognitive-linguistic skills and the development of literate-language skills. Clinical-research projects conducted through this clinic are affiliated with the Sociolinguistics of Language-Learning-Literacy Lab (SOL) that is a partnership between speech-language pathology researchers in the University of Oregon and Howard University. 

7. Restorative or Act to Do Intervention to Compensate Option Clinic (RADIO)| Courtney Lipscomb, MS, CCC-SLP

She oversees these services through the Howard University Speech and Hearing Clinic. “It is encouraging to learn of this clinic's unwavering commitment to provide evidence-based practice services in assisting patients experiencing communication difficulties. It is imperative that individuals receive the support and resources necessary to fully participate in meaningful communication activities on a daily basis.” This clinic offers education and training on the utilization of evidence-based practice and strategies as well as augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) devices to enhance their communication abilities. “I am confident, that through such measures, clients will be able to achieve their speech and language objectives.” 

Required Clinic Materials:

Graduate clinicians will receive information about the purchase of uniform scrubs, white coats, and software during orientation. Please be prepared to acquire the minimum list below:

  • HUSHC scrubs
  • HUSHC white coat
  • Updated Computers
  • Simucase
  • CPR Training
  • Background Checks
  • Books
  • Clinic Materials 
  • Immunizations
  • Transportation Methods and Costs

This list is not all inclusive.


Speech-Language Pathology Services 

  • Accent Modification 
  • Acquired Language Disorders 
  • Aphasia 
  • Apraxia 
  • Articulation Disorders 
  • Auditory Processing Disorders 
  • Augmentative and Alternative Communication 
  • Aural Rehabilitation 
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders 
  • Community Education Program 
  • Developmental Delays 
  • Dysarthria 
  • Early Intervention Services
  • Fluency Disorders 
  • Hearing Screenings 
  • Language-Learning Disabilities 
  • Literacy 
  • Neurologically Based Speech and Language Disorders 
  • Oral Motor Disorders 
  • Phonological Disorders 
  • Pragmatic Language 
  • Phonemic Awareness 
  • Swallowing 
  • Traumatic Brain Injury 
  • Voice 


The MET Building

300 Bryant Street, NW,

Room 110

Washington D.C. 20001

Director: Robin C. Eury, Ph.D., CCC/SLP

eMail: HUSLHC@howard.edu

Phone: (202) 806-6991

Clinic Faculty

Lauren Sweet M.S., CCC-SLP

Treasured Memories

Alaina Davis Ph.D., CCC-SLP/L, CBIST

Center for Cognitive Communicative Skills (CCC-Skills)

Miguelina Zapata Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Oasis Bilingual Center

Janice Brown Parker M.S., CCC-SLP

All Things Are Possible (ATAP) Communication and Advocacy Center

Gentjan Saliu M.A.

Administrative Assistant

Robin C. Eury Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Clinic Director

Valencia Perry, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

The Language and Literacy Clinic

D. Maria Rice, Ed.D., CCC-SLP

Educational Speech Services (ESS)

Courtney Lipscomb, MS, CCC-SLP

Restorative or Act to Do Intervention to Compensate Option Clinic (RADIO)

Office Hours 

09:30 am – 05:00 pm Mondays – Fridays 

To schedule an appointment for evaluation or treatment services or to request further information, please email HUSLHC@howard.edu. Persons with disabilities who need assistance with scheduling or parking are encouraged to email the clinic office for arrangements. 

ADA Statement/Accessibility 

Howard University is committed to providing an educational environment that is accessible to all students. In accordance with this policy, students in need of accommodations due to a disability should contact the Office of the Dean for Student Services for verification and determination of reasonable accommodations as soon as possible after admission to the University or at the beginning of each semester. Additional information regarding student services is available online at:  studentaffairs.howard.edu/diversity-incluison/disability-services.  

Non-Discriminatory Statement 

The University is committed to ensuring compliance with Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the District of Columbia Human Rights Act of 1977, all as amended, and all other applicable federal, state and local laws that prohibit discrimination, harassment and retaliation in employment and/or at academic institutions. The University will not tolerate discrimination or harassment against any person in employment matters, or in the provision of its education programs or activities based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, age, matriculation, political affiliation, protected veteran status, genetic information, personal appearance, status as a direct or indirect victim of domestic violence, sexual offense, or stalking, or any other legally protected classifications, activities or conditions.  This Policy applies to persons 18 years of age or older.  

Our Client Attendance, Cancellation, Health, and Safety Policy

  1. Clients should be present and ready to be served five minutes before service start time. 
  2. Clients will be expected to be present. Absenteeism for three consecutive sessions, without 24-hour prior notice, will result in the graduate student being reassigned to a different client in the timeslot.
  3. Until further notice, clients should follow COVID-19 protocol (masks, answer mitigations questions, temperature check, use of hand sanitizer, frequent hand washing, etc.) until the clinic receives official notice that these actions are no longer needed. 
  4. The health and safety of all clients, patients, and workers is held paramount to individual opinions regarding the protocol. We ask that you observe the clinic's rules. We do reserve the right to ask anyone to excuse themselves if they are not able to follow protocol.
  5. If a client has a known problem requiring medical intervention. The parent must be present during all interactions with the client.  
  6. Parents are required to bring their children to the clinic unless prior arrangements are made for those who may be able to drive themselves. Parents will wait for the child to be called by the clinician for the sessions. Debriefing will only happen with parents, guardians, or clients. Parents are required to be present immediately upon completion of the session. Children will not be allowed to leave the building without parents, guardians, or designated caregivers. Failure to comply with rules may result in dismissal from services. 
  7. Clients should not attend scheduled appointments if they have a fever and an infectious illness (e.g., pink eye, flu, chicken pox, Covid-19, etc..).


How do I schedule an appointment? 

Email the HU Speech and Hearing Clinic at HUSLHC@howard.edu. 

Complete appointment form – https://forms.office.com/r/yrnqN1p0i5. 

Where is the clinic located? 

The HU Speech and Hearing Clinic is located on the Campus of Howard University, in the MET Building, 300 Bryant Street NW, Rm 106, Washington D.C. 20001.  

Is parking available? 

8:00 am-5:00 pm-Street parking is required.

After 5:00 pm-Clients are allowed to park in the Metropolitan Building parking lot.  

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 break 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 HUSLHC clinic.  It is a professional environment with pleasant staff and students.  My son enjoys the care he receives. The therapy has encouraged his participation in different settings.”