Lebanon Valley College's free speech-language pathology clinic

About the Center for Speech, Language, and Hearing Disorders

The Lebanon Valley College Center for Speech, Language, and Hearing Disorders is a free clinic available to children and adults with communication and swallowing disorders. Evaluations and interventions are provided by graduate student clinicians who are supervised by highly trained clinical educators with years of clinical experience. The speech-language pathology faculty and clinical educators work closely with graduate student clinicians to create treatment plans that use evidence-based practices.

What Can Students Expect?

The LVC Center for Speech, Language, and Hearing Disorders provides graduate speech-language pathology (SLP) students opportunities to evaluate and treat individuals under the direct supervision of ASHA-certified speech-language pathologists and an audiologist. With assistance from the clinical educators, SLP students will select and administer appropriate diagnostic tools, determine realistic and appropriate plans of treatment, and provide intervention services to clients in our center. Clinical educators will provide supervision to the SLP students as required by CFCC guidelines.

Department's Mission

The mission of the Communication Sciences and Disorders/Speech-Language Pathology (CSD/SLP) program at Lebanon Valley College is to support the critical thinking and reflective capacity of our students through closely mentored relationships which enable all students to grow to their potential. This departmental mission aligns with the student-centered mission of Lebanon Valley College that embraces differences and seeks to empower students with a professional education based upon the liberal arts. We believe in the mission of the College to provide immersive learning experiences that will aid in the development of analytical decision-making skills using reflective practice and evidence-based approaches. We educate students to be clinically and culturally competent clinicians that serve the diverse needs of people with communication and swallowing disorders. The rigorous curriculum offers courses to help students think critically and comply with ethical standards expected by those holding the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s Certificate of Clinical Competence. We encourage the students to pursue citizenship and lifelong learning.

Spring 2022 Clinic Hours

Day of the Week Hours
Tuesday 10 a.m.–8 p.m.
Wednesday 3–8 p.m.
Thursday 10 a.m.–8 p.m.
Friday 10 a.m.–2 p.m.

Summer 2022 Clinic Hours

Day of the Week Hours
Monday 12–6 p.m.
Tuesday 2–8 p.m.
Wednesday 4–8 p.m.
Thursday 10 a.m.–8 p.m.

The Center for Speech, Language, and Hearing Disorders is a free clinic and does not require insurance.

Summer 2022 Events

Circles—May 24–June 2, 2022

6 FREE sessions: May 24 to June 2; Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Lebanon Valley College Center for Speech, Language, and Hearing.

One hour will be dedicated to the Circles program and one hour will be social activities.

The Circles Program teaches social distance and levels of intimacy through the use of six color-coded concentric circles. Starting from the center circle, which represents the self, each new colored circle represents behaviors, feelings, and actions appropriate to the distance from the center of self.

There is no fee for this program.

Contact Michelle Scesa, chair and assistant professor of communication sciences & disorders/speech-language pathology, (717) 867-6710 or scesa@lvc.edu for more information.

Complete summer program intake form.

Social Connections—June 7–16, 2022

6 FREE sessions: June 7 to 16; Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Lebanon Valley College Center for Speech, Language, and Hearing.

Learn the social skills necessary to navigate school and the community. We will be using a variety of activities and tools to teach being a part of a group/teamwork, conflict resolution, and creating positive interactions with peers and adults.

There is no fee for this program.

Contact Michelle Scesa, chair and assistant professor of communication sciences & disorders/speech-language pathology, at (717) 867-6710 or scesa@lvc.edu for more information.

Complete summer program intake form.

EFFORT: Executive Function Skills for Organized and Regulated Thinking—June 21–30, 2022

FREE Sessions: June 21 to 30; Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Lebanon Valley College Center for Speech, Language, and Hearing

Group 1: Middle School | Group 2: High School | Group 3: High School Students Transitioning to College

Learn strategies to support flexible thinking, working memory, impulse control, planning, and organizational skills.

There is no fee for this program.

Contact Michelle Scesa, chair and assistant professor of communication sciences & disorders/speech-language pathology, at (717) 867-6710 or scesa@lvc.edu for more information and an application.

Complete summer program intake form.

Mindy Nguyen

Clinic Director

Mindy Nguyen, M.S., CCC/SLP is an ASHA certified speech-language pathologist who also holds a Pennsylvania license and K–12 teaching certification. She joined LVC after 20 years as a speech-language pathologist in an area school district where she specialized in Childhood Apraxia of speech, Autism, and language disorders. Before working with school-aged children, Nguyen worked on a traumatic brain injury unit at an inpatient rehabilitation hospital in Mechanicsburg, Pa.