NACOGDOCHES, Texas — The Stanley Center for Speech and Language Disorders at Stephen F. Austin State University is now providing in-person as well as teletherapy appointments for clients of all ages.

Services include evaluation and treatment of individuals who have difficulty communicating due to articulation, voice, fluency, language or cognitive impairments (for example, post-stroke issues or traumatic brain injury) or who have issues with swallowing.

Speech and language evaluations are $75, and speech therapy sessions are $15 per session. The clinic also offers student and employee rates as well as sliding-scale rates based on annual income.

In addition, the clinic provides speech therapy to those with Parkinson’s disease at no charge via face-to-face and teletherapy sessions.

As the pandemic continues, clinic staff members are following COVID-19 guidelines recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, according to Deena Petersen, clinic director.

“We’re wearing face shields, using plexiglass barriers, sanitizing frequently and screening all clients before they enter the clinic,” she said.

Students in SFA’s graduate speech-language pathology program conduct all evaluation and treatment sessions while being supervised by a licensed speech-language pathologist, according to Petersen.

For more information, call (936) 468-7109.