Speech-Language and

Hearing Center

The Speech-Language Hearing Center

The Speech-Language-Hearing Center at Misericordia University is a comprehensive facility serving the residents of Northeastern Pennsylvania. Located on the second floor in John J. Passan Hall, the center provides complete diagnostic and speech, language, and hearing services for children, adolescents, adults and elderly with communication disorders.

Communication problems can occur for a variety of reasons. Some people are born with communication disorders; others develop speech and language difficulties or hearing loss after a severe illness, disease, or as the result of an accident. Many individuals can overcome these challenges with special intervention and treatment. These services are provided by undergraduate and graduate student clinicians working toward their master's degree in Speech-Language Pathology at Misericordia University. The clinicians evaluate and treat clients under the direct supervision of faculty and staff certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and licensed by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.



Student Clinician works with a client at the Speech-Language Hearing Center.

A full range of speech and language services is available for individuals of all ages, newborn through geriatric. Hearing screenings and audiological rehabilitation services are also available.

We provide help to individuals with speech and communication deficits associated with apraxia, attention/ hyperactivity, auditory processing, autism, brain injury, cerebral palsy, cleft lip/palate, neurological diseases and disorders, stroke, and disorders related to a variety of syndromes.

Therapy programs are designed to meet the individual needs of each client and can be provided in either individual or group sessions. Evaluation and treatment services are provided for the following speech and language disorders:

  • Adult Language Disorders
  • Articulation/Phonology
  • Child Language Disorders
  • Cluttering
  • Cognitive Disorders
  • Hearing Disorders
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Oral Motor Disorders
  • Reading and Writing Disabilities
  • Social Communication Disorders
  • Stuttering/Fluency Disorders
  • Swallowing Disorders
  • Voice Disorders

Diagnostic evaluations and intervention are also available for individuals with speech and language disorders involving:

  • Accent reduction for individuals learning a second language
  • Auditory Processing Disorders
  • Augmentative and Alternative Communication
    (e.g., use of electronic communication devices)
  • Delays in Phonological Awareness

Equitable Treatment Statement

Equitable Treatment Statement:

Misericordia University does not discriminate on the basis of race,age, color, disability, religion, gender, nationality, marital status,sexual orientation or ethnic origin. Faculty, staff, students and clients are treated equitably – that is, without regard to gender,sexual orientation, age, race, creed, national origin, or disability.

The institution and program comply with all applicable laws,regulations, and executive orders pertaining thereto.

Referrals and Scheduling an Evaluation

Referrals and Scheduling an Evaluation

To schedule an evaluation or to request additional referral information, contact The Speech-Language and Hearing Center during regular business hours, Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:30 pm.

Contact: Tracey O'Day
Phone: (570) 674-6724
E-mail: today@misericordia.edu
Fax: (570) 255-3375

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