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Speech and Hearing Clinic

The U.G.A. Speech and Hearing Clinic is your source for evidence-based, innovative audiology and speech-language pathology services in the heart of Athens, GA.

Free screenings are listed in our upcoming events and announced on our Facebook page . You can also contact the clinic for the next screening date.

The UGA Speech and Hearing Clinic complies with applicable federal civil rights laws. Students, faculty, staff, and persons served are treated in a nondiscriminatory manner without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, citizenship, culture, disability, participation restriction, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/gender expression, genetic information, language, dialect, or status as a parent or veteran.

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Comprehensive hearing evaluations for children and adults

The licensed, nationally certified audiologists at the UGA Speech and Hearing Clinic provide hearing evaluations to individuals of all ages. Our services include:

  • Newborn hearing screening and follow-up
  • Diagnostic auditory brainstem response (ABR) testing for infants
  • Comprehensive hearing evaluations for children and adults
  • Tinnitus consultations
Hearing Aids and Hearing Solutions

The UGA Speech and Hearing Clinic is proud to provide a wide variety of hearing solutions to our patients at multiple price points. We work with several national and international hearing aid manufacturers who promote research and innovation with their state-of-the-art products. Our services include:

  • Hearing aid consultations
  • Hearing aid fitting and programming
  • Hearing aid troubleshooting
  • FM system, remote microphone, and other assistive technology services
  • Custom swim molds
  • Custom hearing protection
Cochlear Implants

The UGA Speech and Hearing Clinic has expanded to provide cochlear implant candidacy evaluations to patients of all ages. We are qualified to program all three U.S. manufacturers of implant devices and work collaboratively with ENT surgeons to provide a convenient, collaborative cochlear implant experience. Our services include:

  • Cochlear implant candidacy evaluations
  • Cochlear implant activation and programming
  • Cochlear implant troubleshooting
Speech-Language and Literacy Evaluations
  • Evaluations for all ages (infants, toddlers, children, adults)
  • In-person and telehealth evaluations available
Speech-Language Therapy (all ages)
  • Social skills and executive function therapy
  • Stuttering and fluency treatment
  • Individual or small group sessions focused on speech sound disorders, language disorders, late talkers, voice, resonance, cognitive communication, AAC, aphasia, and dysphagia
  • Literacy Services (all ages)
  • Individual or small group sessions for reading, writing, and spelling
Voice Services
  • Treatment for Voice Disorders
  • Gender Affirming Voice Services
  • Parkinson SPEAK OUT! Individual Voice Therapy Services
  • Parkinson LOUD Crowd Support Group
    We are thankful for our partnership with the Parkinson Voice Project .
Speech Camps and Speech, Language, and Literacy Groups
  • Summer speech camps and groups
  • Parent/toddler language groups
  • Support groups
  • Monthly game nights for accent modification and aphasia clients
  • Book club groups (ages 3 to 10, tweens, and teens)
Speech/language Literacy Screenings
  • Community-based screenings
  • Clinic-based screenings
Telepractice Services
  • Individual and small group
  • Speech, language, and literacy telepractice services available

Information for Current Clients

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2022 Speech and Hearing Summer Programs

Available for both children and adults, these sessions take place during the summer to help individuals with speech, literacy, and language skills at a variety of levels.

Services will be provided by graduate student clinicians under the guidance and supervision of UGA faculty members with all relevant experience, state licensure, and national certification in speech-language pathology, elementary education, and special education. To ensure quality of service, program enrollment will be limited.

Parents, partners, caregivers, or other loved ones are encouraged to observe or participate during part or all of the program. A parent or other adult is required to stay with any participant who cannot use the toilet independently.

Chatterpups Parent-Toddler Language Group

For late talkers and their family members, this once weekly parent-toddler language group is led by a certified SLP and will focus on teaching a different language-boosting strategy each week, with guided play-based practice in context with your toddler.

Paw Pals

Speech Camp (for rising K and 1st graders) 5 mornings/ week from 9 a.m. to noon each day; in-person camp with a Great Outdoors theme.

This camp will provide individual, small group, and large group speech sound, language, and literacy learning experiences to help build children’s vocabulary, phonological awareness, concepts of print, and speech sound skills. Please send your child with a water bottle and a mask each day.

Dawg Talk Aphasia Group

This group meets weekly to focus on supporting adults with Aphasia in their language, cognitive, and social skill generalization.

Wagging Tales Book Club

This is an interactive and fun book club for any elementary aged child (general target is between 1st and 4th grades).

This is a Hybrid group with a goal of increasing children’s motivation to read. Children can attend in person at Aderhold Hall on UGA Campus, or virtually via Zoom. Book Club meetings will be held on Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m. There is no cost to attend book club.

Accent Modification Group

This group meets once weekly during business hours for group sessions, as well as once a month in the evenings for game nights. The accent modification is for adults who are working on increasing the qualify of their spoken expression. There is a semester fee associated with this group.

Parkinson’s Voice Groups

LOUD Crowd! Groups are offered to any adult patients who have completed the SPEAK OUT! treatment program. LOUD Crowd! Group is offered every Wednesday at noon either in-person or via Zoom. Typically, the group meets together in person once per month and via Zoom the other 3 times per month.

Hangin’ and Hearing

This is a fun, relaxed group (often coffee or treats involved!) that meets every month to talk about hearing challenges, tips, and communication strategies.

We will meet the 1st Friday of every month at 12:00 in Aderhold Hall, room 593.

Note: There will be no camps or groups the week of July 4th, 2021.

Please call us for more information or to register for any of these groups at 706-542-4598.

Faculty and Staff

Sandie Bass-Ringdahl
Clinical Associate Professor
Jennifer A. Brown
Associate Professor
Lauren Cawley
Administrative Associate II
Kerry Cohen
Nancy B. Dellaria
Clinical Associate Professor
Patrick Finn
Alisa Norris Fountain
Clinical Education Coordinator
Hannah Krimm
Assistant Professor
Amber Laws
Business Manager I
SoMang Moon
Clinical Assistant Professor
Alison Morrison
Audiology Clinic Coordinator
Laura Nichols
Clinical Associate Professor and CMSD Program Coordinator
Nina Santus
Clinical Assistant Professor
Ainsley P. Vergara
Clinical Assistant Professor

Contact Info

Director: T.J. Ragan, MA, CCC-SLP

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