PROVO, Utah, June 14, 2018--Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions (RMUoHP) will hold a ribbon cutting and open house for its new Center for Communications Disorders – a free clinic providing speech-language pathology assessment and intervention for community members of all ages.
The clinic provides speech, language, voice, fluency, and swallowing assessment and intervention services. It will also provide summer intensive treatment programs. It is under the direction of Wendy Chase, MA CCC-SLP, RMUoHP assistant professor and director of clinical education for MS SLP.
“Many people in our community have no idea they can receive help for communication disorders,” said Chase. “The RMUoHP Center for Communication Disorders provides a valuable service to all people with a variety of different speech disorders that in most cases can be easily identified and treated with professional expertise.”
The clinic is staffed by faculty and students in the Master of Speech-Language Pathology (MS SLP) program at RMUoHP. Services are available to anyone from the community who may be uninsured, or who do not have adequate insurance or where programs are not available.
It is open each Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm. Select appointments are available on Mondays and Wednesdays.
“We are so excited to offer the Center for Communications Disorders to our local community,” said Dr. Richard Nielsen, founding president of Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions. “The clinic helps fulfill our vision to advance the quality, delivery and efficacy of healthcare.”
About Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions
Founded and located in Provo, Utah, in June 1998, Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions (RMUoHP), is a regionally accredited institution under the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education. This accreditation is the highest achievable in the United States. RMUoHP is an exclusive graduate healthcare education institution with a reputation for high-quality, evidence-based, and outcomes-oriented healthcare education programs (currently 21 doctoral programs or doctoral tracks and four master’s degree programs in different healthcare specialties) and has a diverse student body and faculty with alumni from Utah and all 50 states. www.rmuohp.edu