RU Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic

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The primary purpose of the Radford University Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic (RUSLHC) is to provide “hands-on” clinical training for graduate students majoring in the field of Communication Sciences and Disorders.  The RUSLHC provides prevention, assessment, and treatment of speech, language, swallowing, and hearing disorders for individuals from infancy through later adulthood.

All RUSLHC services are provided by graduate interns and supervised by state licensed and American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA) certified speech-language pathologists.  Each academic year the RUSLHC provides over 3,000 clinical clock hours of training while providing services to clients from the New River and Roanoke Valleys and across Virginia.

The RU Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic is proud to be a part of the RiteCare© Childhood Language Program. The support received through the Scottish Rite allows the RU program to provide specialized summer programs to preschool and school age children with language disorders.


In the early 1950s in Colorado, the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry of the Southern Jurisdiction of the United States initiated a program to help children with speech and language disorders. The results obtained from this program led to the establishment of RiteCare clinics to provide diagnostic evaluation and treatment of speech and language disorders, as well as learning disabilities.

Today, there are 178 RiteCare® clinics, centers, and special programs operating or planned for children and therapists located throughout the United States. Each facility is staffed by speech-language pathologists or other trained personnel. The Radford University Speech-Language Hearing Clinic is a RiteCare® Clinic.