The Aphasia Clinic has been providing speech-language-cognitive services to individuals with aphasia since 1992. Through the years the clinic has expanded its services to individuals with a range of neurological disorders. To reflect this expansion of services, the name of the clinic has been changed to the Brain Injury Clinic. The mission of the clinic continues to be to develop students' clinical skills while delivering services to underserved adults in the Rochester community. Suzanne Johnston joined our faculty this year as the new manager of the brain injury clinic. Suzanne brings to the position a strong background as a medical speech-language pathologist.
The Brain Injury Clinic is one of four different clinics offered by the department of Communication Science and Disorders. Others are the Speech and Language Clinic, Language and Literacy Clinic, and Audiology/Auditory Processing Diagnostic Clinic. Services in the clinics are delivered by students under the supervision of licensed and certified supervisors. In addition, speech-language pathology students collaborate with the other disciplines in the School of Health and Human Services which include physical therapy, occupational therapy, art therapy, music therapy, social work and nursing. This wide range of interprofessional experience is unique for students in allied health programs.
All together these disciplines serve more than 3000 clients per year in the on-campus clinics and off-campus outreach. The in kind contribution of services last year was near $700,000.