Idaho State University Speech and Language Clinic-Meridian
Idaho State University Speech and Language Clinic-Meridian Fast Facts
ISU's Speech Language Program:
Is fully accredited by the American Speech, Language, and Hearing Association (ASHA)
Has 99% Praxis (national certification exam) pass rates
100% employment rates for graduates
The only Speech-Language Pathology program in the state of Idaho
Offers an on-line pre-professional program (leveling coursework prior to enrolling in the master's program)that is one of only three in the nation
ISU-Meridian Health Science Center
1311 East Central Drive
Meridian, ID 83642
Check in at front desk and obtain a parking pass from secretary.
Clinic hours by appointment, 8:00 am - 6:00 pm Monday through Thursday.
Service & Fees
Services provided for adults and children include evaluation and treatment of:
- Articulation, Receptive and Expressive Language, Voice, Fluency/Stuttering, Alternative and Augmentative Communication (AAC)
- Aural/Oral Rehabilitation for children with Cochlear Implants and hearing aids
- Communication difficulties following a stroke or traumatic brain injury (adult aphasia group)
- Speech and Language Evaluation $150.00
- Individual Speech and Language Therapy $45/session
- Group Therapy $25/session
Super Stuttering Saturday
The Northwest Center for Fluency Disorders (NWCFD) is a collaborative research, training, and clinical center associated with the Departments of Communication Sciences and Disorders and Counseling at Idaho State University. Our purpose is to provide effective evidence-based fluency treatment that targets outward, overt, stuttering along with internal emotions and functional impacts on the clients. This is accomplished by individualizing therapy to each client. Speech-Language Pathology student clinicians will target overt stuttering using individualized Stuttering Modification or Hybrid approaches to provide the client with strategies to effectively control their stuttering. Counseling professionals will use confidence building activities,communication skills analysis, and psychoeducational dramas to decrease the negative impact that stuttering has on the individual.
When: June 14th, October 11th, December 13th, February 14th, and April 11th
Time: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Who: Group 1: Ages 2-6; Group 2: Ages 7-12; Group 3: Adolescents - Adults
Cost: Free, but donations are accepted
Contact: Dan Hudock, Ph.D., CCC-SLP: email@example.com
School-Aged Day Camp for Children who Stutter
The Northwest Center for Fluency Disorders (NWCFD) Speech-Language Pathology student clinicians will target overt stuttering using individualized Stuttering Modification or Hybrid approaches to provide the client with strategies to effectively control their stuttering. Counseling student professionals will use confidence building activities, communication skills analysis, and psychoeducational dramas to decrease the negative impact that stuttering has on the individual.
Throughout the clinic clients will conquer obstacles that they never thought was possible, and will discover a new more confident and capable self.
When: August 13-15
Time: 9:30 AM - 2:00 PM (Wednesday and Thursday)
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM (Friday)
Who: Children under the age of 12
Cost: $100, scholarships available based on financial need.
Contact: Dan Judock, Ph.D., CCC-SLP: firstname.lastname@example.org
One Day Stuttering Conference. The workshop format includes presentations, small
discussion groups, panel presentations and group activities. Children, teens, siblings, parents and speech-language pathologists attend sessions geared specifically toward their individual needs. Children's programming is activity-based and focuses on feelings about and strategies for dealing with stuttering. This programming is facilitated by speech-language pathologists and members of the adult stuttering community.
Clients are billed for services monthly. Insurance is not billed by the ISU Speech and Language Clinic however a reimbursement form can be filled out by the clinic supervisor for the client to submit for reimbursement. A sliding scale is available based on income.
Facilities, Equipment and Technology
The Speech and Language Clinic- Meridian consists of four individual therapy rooms with two observation rooms, a room for adult group therapy with attached observation room, and a fully equipped therapy materials room. The clinic also houses a Visipitch, three audiometers, tympanometer and multiple AAC devices.
Benefits to Students
Students in the ISU Speech and Language Clinic-Meridian receive experience working with a variety of clients to fulfill clinical requirements for licensure.
Timely feedback from on-site clinical faculty allows students to gain experience across the life span in a variety of disorder areas.
The focus of clinical education is ethical, functional assessment and treatment that enhances client's day to day lives in work, school and home settings.
Students gain clinical experiences in affiliated off campus sites such as hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, public schools, and private practice.
The master's degree program is designed to foster students' ability to adapt to the future, provide leadership, and enter the workforce in schools, hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, private practice, or doctoral programs.
Professional Service Contributions
State and national professional association activities:
Provider of continuing education for community professionals through the Annual Winter Symposium in Pocatello (January) and biennial NSSLHA (student organization) spring conference.
Students and faculty are involved in many community screening clinics and provide screening services to local school districts, parochial schools, businesses (Hewlett Packard) and private organizations.
Faculty & Staff
- Jeanne Johnson, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, Associate Professor, 208-373-1728
- Gabriel Anne Bargen, Ph.D., CCC-A/SLP, FAAA, Assistant Professor, 208-373-1722
- Cally Stone, MS,CCC-SLP, Clinic Coordinator, Assistant Clinical Professor 208-373-1723
- Beth Guryan, MS, CCC-SLP, Clinical Associate Professor, 208-373-1721
- Shauna Smith, MS, CCC-SLP, Clinical Assistant Professor, 208-373-1720
- Karrie Cummings, MS, CCC-SLP, Clinical Assistant Professor, 208-373-1736
- Dorys De La Paz, Administrative Assistant, 208-373-1725
ISU-Meridian, in cooperation with St. Luke's Elks Children's Rehabilitiation, offers an annual summer camp for children who use Alternative and Augmentative Communication (AAC) devices. The camp is the only one in the region and provides both campers and ISU student clinicians invaluable hands on experience.
Communication Skills Group for Adults with Aphasia: Group meets once a week for two hours. Group members participate with student clinicians in therapy activities to improve word-finding, memory, following directions and assistive technology.