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Department of Communication Science & Disorders

University of Montevallo Speech & Language Center

Serving Individuals with Communication Disorders and Preparing Professionals

The University of Montevallo’s Speech and Language Center is a training facility for graduate students studying Speech-Language Pathology. All services are provided by graduate students under the direct supervision of licensed Speech Language Pathologists who hold the Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing-Association (ASHA). All CSD faculty members hold the CCC and supervise cases in our Center.

The University of Montevallo prohibits unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, disability, or disabled veteran status.  The University of Montevallo prohibits any form of harassment related to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, disability, or veteran status of and by faculty. The Speech and Language Center follows the ASHA Code of Ethics.

The department also complies with the American-Speech-Language and Hearing Association’s position statement and does not discriminate against students or professionals who speak English with accents and nonstandard dialects in the provision of speech, language, and hearing services.

Who Do We Serve?

Individuals of all ages (children and adults) with speech and language disorders.

Therapy Provided For:

  • Accent reduction
  • Articulation (pronouncing sounds)
  • Augmentative Communication
  • Receptive Language (following directions; understanding spoken language)
  • Expressive Language (using words; formulating grammatically correct sentences)
  • Functional Communication
  • Language-based reading and writing deficits
  • Resonance (nasality)
  • Speech, language, & cognition difficulties following stroke or traumatic brain injury
  • Stuttering
  • Voice (hoarseness, etc.)
  • Dysphagia (swallowing impairment)

Diagnoses:

  • Aphasia
  • Apraxia
  • Auditory Processing Disorder
  • Autism spectrum disorders
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Cleft palate
  • Cognitive Disorder
  • Developmental delay
  • Down syndrome
  • Dysphagia (swallowing impairment)
  • Hearing impairment
  • Receptive/Expressive Language Disorder
  • Traumatic Brain Injury

Frequently Asked Questions

How much are services?

All diagnostic and therapy services are provided free of charge.

Where are we located?

The Speech & Language Center is located on the University of Montevallo campus behind Reynolds Hall. Once in Montevallo, on Highway 119, turn right onto Middle Street, and our building is the 2nd red brick building on the right. There is a parking lot available just beyond the building. Enter the side door from that parking lot, and the Departmental office is straight ahead.

When are services offered?

Therapy services are scheduled per semester for 10 week sessions each fall and spring and for 8 weeks in the summer. Services are offered during normal business hours, Monday through Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm.

Requesting Services

To request an evaluation and/or therapy, please complete the Request for Services form and submit it to the Clinic Director, Melissa Cheslock:

Phone: 205-665-6730
Fax: 205-665-6721
Email: mcheslock@montevallo.edu
Mail: University of Montevallo Speech and Language Center, Station 6720, Montevallo, AL 35115.