NACOGDOCHES, Texas — The Stanley Center for Speech and Language Disorders at Stephen F. Austin State University will provide speech and/or language teletherapy beginning June 1 for current clients of all ages and anyone receiving services through the school system or other clinics closed due to COVID-19.

It also will offer a limited number of online evaluations for potential clients.

SFA graduate students will provide the clients’ teletherapy with “100% supervision from a licensed speech-language pathologist,” said Deena Petersen, clinic director.

Like other health service providers, the Stanley Center for Speech and Language Disorders has been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We hope to open the clinic this summer to provide face-to-face services, but for now all services will be delivered via teletherapy,” Petersen said.

The clinic’s annual summer literacy camp will be offered during SFA’s Summer 1 session through teletherapy. This camp focuses on literacy instruction through small groups and is available to children who will be entering kindergarten this fall or who are in first or second grade and struggling with reading.

“It will be teletherapy that focuses on letters, letter sounds and decoding words,” Petersen said. “A limited number of groups will be available.”

The clinic also is offering speech therapy to those with Parkinson’s disease at no charge via teletherapy.

For more information about these teletherapy services and limited online evaluations, call (936) 468-7109.