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Radford University Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic
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 individuals from childhood through later adulthood in the areas of:
- feeding and swallowing
- social communication
- augmentative and alternative communication
- voice and resonsance
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.
Two of our highlighted clinical programs are:
The Radford University 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 Radford University 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.
To learn more about the RiteCare© Scottish Rite Childhood Language Program visit: https://www.vascottishrite.org/ritecare-speech-center
The Radford University Brain Injury (RUBI) Center was created to increase life participation for brain injury survivors with cognitive and/or communication impairments while educating and training pre-professional health care students.
The RUBI center provides comprehensive cognitive-communication speech language pathology services beyond the post-acute rehabilitation phase, to a medically underserved population in the New River Valley. Services include individual and group speech language pathology intervention as well as expanded group offerings that incorporate a variety of activities that promote the social, communication and cognitive needs unique to brain injury survivors. While the RUBI Center is used primarily as a clinical education tool for COSD pre-professional students, interdisciplinary collaboration with other health care disciplines both in and outside of Waldron College is welcome. The RUBI center aims to be a unique clinical learning experience that allows student clinicians to apply research and classroom information into the care and betterment of their clients by addressing functional personalized therapy goals as they participate in the activities of life.
RUBI Community Outings (2022-2023)
Fishing at Claytor Lake
Bowling at RU bowling alley
Paint 'n Fun Ceramics
Radford Greenhouse and petting zoo
If you would like to make a donation that will positively impact the quality of life for these individuals and their families, please click on the link and follow the instructions below:
The dropdown menu allows you to select Other and then type COSD: Radford University Brain Injury Center (RUBI) in the space provided.
If you would like to donate by check, it should be written to the Radford University Foundation; the fund name (COSD: Radford University Brain Injury Center) should be added to the memo line.
Notice of Non-Discrimination Policy
The Radford University Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic (RUSLHC) complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate in the delivery of professional services or in the conduct of research and scholarly activities on the basis of race, ethnicity, sex, gender identity/gender expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, national origin, disability, culture, language or dialect.
The Radford University policy on non-discrimination can be found at http://www.radford.edu/content/radfordcore/home/about/eo-statement.html