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IL: Speech-Language Institute Pairs Faculty Experts, Graduate Students

January 27, 2014

by Midwestern University Clinics

Students and faculty members have begun seeing clients at the new Speech-Language Institute which is part of Midwestern University’s Multispecialty Clinic.

Midwestern University new Speech-Language Institute offers diagnostic and therapeutic services for children and adults with speech and language disorders, cognitive impairment, stroke-related aphasia, feeding and swallowing difficulties, stuttering, voice problems, autism, developmental delay, or other communication concerns. As part of Midwestern University's Multispecialty Clinic in Downers Grove, the Institute features graduate speech-language pathology students working under the direct supervision of clinical faculty with years of experience.

"We have speech-language pathologists with expertise in a variety of communication and swallowing disorders to work with our students in the classroom and clinic," said Tina Veale, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, Program Director, Speech-Language Pathology. "When clients come to the Speech-Language Institute, they receive services provided by graduate student clinicians who partner with faculty speech-language pathologists."  

The Speech-Language Institute clinical faculty features a group of professionals with extensive experience and includes the following:

In addition to an experienced clinical staff and graduate student clinicians, the Institute is equipped with the latest technology. A voice-swallowing lab, augmentative communication lab, cognitive-linguistic lab, aphasia lab, and electrophysiology lab are available for research and therapy applications. Each therapy room is furnished with two cameras that make it possible for family members and faculty to monitor therapy sessions.

The Speech-Language Institute is committed to offering affordable, quality care. Rates of individual therapy sessions are significantly lower than the Chicago area average and the clinic has a sliding scale for families who need additional help paying for services.

The Institute is committed to preparing speech-language pathologists who can address all aspects of communication and swallowing problems, and to providing the best care for our clients.  For more information about the therapy services offered at the Speech-Language Institute, contact (630) 743-4500 or visit

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For more information, please contact:
Midwestern University Clinics
630.743.4500 (IL) or 623.537.6000 (AZ)