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Speech and Language services are provided by master's level graduate students, under the supervision of our clinical faculty, all of whom are certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and licensed by the State of Pennsylvania Board of Examiners in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology.

Speech-language evaluation and therapy is conducted within the clinic on the Penn State University Park campus unless otherwise indicated.

Please see our Appointments page for links to any necessary forms you will need to complete as a new client.

Pediatric Services

Adult Services

Pediatric Services

Screenings and Evaluations

Pediatric Evaluations

Assessments conducted with pediatric clients, ages birth to 17 years, to evaluate articulation, phonology, language disorders, pragmatic language, and/or childhood apraxia of speech.
Availability: Monday and Wednesday mornings
Supervisors: Elise Lindquist, M.S., CCC-SLP and Eileen Kowalski, M.S., CCC-SLP

Fluency Evaluations

Assessments conducted with adolescents and adults with suspected fluency disorders.
Availability: Varies, frequently evenings
Supervisors: Connie Kossan, M.A., CCC-SLP and Amanda Byrd, M.S., CCC-SLP

Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) Evaluations

Assessments conducted with clients across the lifespan with a wide range of diagnoses and medical complexities that result in limited verbal communication and may benefit from alternative means of communication including low tech and high tech communication supports.
Availability: Varies
Supervisor: Allison Barwise, M.S., CCC-SLP

Preschool Screenings

Speech and language screenings provided to enrolled children at local preschools and daycare centers. These services are provided onsite at community preschools and daycare centers throughout the State College area.
Availability: Tuesday and Wednesday mornings
Supervisor: Elise Lindquist, M.S., CCC-SLP

Sugar Valley Rural Charter School (SVRCS) Screenings and Assessments

Speech and language screenings, followed by assessments, for SVRCS students in all grades, primarily K-2. These services are provided onsite at Sugar Valley Rural Charter School in Loganton, PA.
Availability: Daily
Supervisor: Barbara Roberts, M.S., CCC-SLP

Individual Speech and Language Therapy Programs

Child Therapy Program

Interventions provided for infants and children up to 17 years of age who have disorders or delays in the areas or articulation/phonology, childhood apraxia of speech, language, fluency, voice, and/or social aspects of language. AAC interventions are also provided in individual or small group settings.
Frequency: Varies by need. Typically 45-60 minute sessions are scheduled 1-2 days per week.
Supervisors: Elise Lindquist, M.S., CCC-SLP and Eileen Kowalski, M.S., CCC-SLP

Sugar Valley Rural Charter School (SVRCS) Therapy Program

Interventions provided for SVRCS students in all grades, K-12, who have delays or disorders in the areas of articulation/phonology, language, fluency, and/or social aspects of language. AAC interventions are also provided. These services are provided onsite at Sugar Valley Rural Charter School in Loganton, PA.
Frequency: Daily
Supervisor: Barbara Roberts, M.S., CCC-SLP

Group Speech and Language Therapy Programs

Early Childhood Group

Early intervention services for children aged three or younger and their families. Sessions focus on collaborating with caregivers and sharing strategies associated with the development of communication skills in young children.
Supervisor: Elise Lindquist, M.S., CCC-SLP

Early Language Group (ELG)

Therapeutic group of five to seven children (ages 3-5) with a variety of speech/language disorders, including articulation, phonology, and language delay/disorder. Treatment is provided through therapeutic play tasks, literacy activities, and structured table top activities.
Frequency: 2 mornings per week, 2.5 hours per session
Supervisor: Eileen Kowalski, M.S., CCC-SLP

Pragmatic Language Groups

Therapeutic group of five to seven middle school aged patients who benefit from treatment in a group setting to target a variety of pragmatic language skills including turn taking, increasing eye contact, social exchanges, and direction following.
Frequency: 1 evening per week, 1.5 hours per session
Supervisor: Elise Lindquist, M.S., CCC-SLP

Adult Services

Screenings and Evaluations

Fluency Evaluations

Assessments conducted with adolescents and adults with suspected fluency disorders.
Availability: Varies, frequently evenings
Supervisors: Connie Kossan, M.A., CCC-SLP and Amanda Byrd, M.S., CCC-SLP

Voice Screenings and Evaluation

Screening appointments and full voice evaluations available to individuals in the Penn State and State College communities. Through a partnership with the Penn State School of Theatre, the voice screening clinic screens all theatre students enrolled in the Voice for the Actor course.
Supervisor: Anne Marie Kubat, M.S., CCC-SLP

Adult Neurogenic Evaluations

Assessments conducted with adults with known or identified neurogenic disorders (including stroke, traumatic brain injury (TBI), etc.) affecting speech, language, and/or cognition.
Availability: Varies, frequently evenings
Supervisors: Amanda Byrd, M.S., CCC-SLP, Connie Kossan, M.A., CCC-SLP, and Anne Marie Kubat, M.S., CCC-SLP

Nursing Home Screenings

Speech and language screenings to assess the cognitive, linguistic, oral motor, and swallowing skills of nursing home residents with suspected needs. These services are provided onsite at the Centre Crest Nursing Home in Bellefonte, PA.
Availability: Wednesday and Thursday mornings
Supervisor: Amanda Byrd, M.S., CCC-SLP

Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) Evaluations

Assessments conducted with clients across the lifespan with a wide range of diagnoses and medical complexities that result in limited verbal communication and may benefit from alternative means of communication including low tech and high tech communication supports.
Availability: Varies
Supervisor: Allison Barwise, M.S., CCC-SLP

Individual Speech and Language Therapy Programs

University Therapy Program

Interventions for Penn State undergraduate and graduate students focused on voice, fluency, articulation, language, cognitive, and augmentative and alternative communication (AAC). May include pronunciation training for English Language Learners.
Frequency: Varies by need. Typically 60 minute sessions are scheduled 1-2 days per week.
Supervisors: Connie Kossan, M.A., CCC-SLP, Amanda Byrd, M.S., CCC-SLP, and Anne Marie Kubat, M.S., CCC-SLP

Adult Therapy Program

Interventions for adults across the lifespan focused on voice, fluency, articulation, language, cognitive, and augmentative and alternative communication (AAC).
Frequency: Varies by need. Typically 60 minute sessions are scheduled 1-2 days per week.
Supervisors: Amanda Byrd, M.S., CCC-SLP, Connie Kossan, M.A., CCC-SLP, and Anne Marie Kubat, M.S., CCC-SLP

English Language Learners (ELL)/Accent Modification

Assessments conducted with adults from foreign language backgrounds who wish to improve their English pronunciation.
Frequency: Varies
Supervisors: Amanda Byrd, M.S., CCC-SLP, Connie Kossan, M.A., CCC-SLP, Eileen Kowalski, M.S., CCC-SLP and Anne Marie Kubat, M.S., CCC-SLP

SPEAK OUT!©

Interventions fro adults with Parkinson's. Therapy places emphasis on speaking with intent and converting speech from an automatic function to an intentional act. Together, patients and their speech-language pathologist work through a series of speech, voice, and cognitive exercises outlined in a SPEAK OUT!© Workbook.
Frequency: 60 minute sessions are scheduled 3 times per week for 4 weeks
Supervisors: Anne Marie Kubat, M.S., CCC-SLP, Connie Kossan, M.A., CCC-SLP, Amanda Byrd, M.S., CCC-SLP, and Elise Lindquist, M.S., CCC-SLP

Group Speech and Language Therapy Programs

BrainBuilders

Small-group cognitive-communication therapy for geriatric clients with memory impairments. The program seeks to maximize thinking, memory, and communication in a social setting for those demonstrating mild to moderate memory loss. A spousal support and education group meets at the same time as the treatment group. This group meets at Juniper Village at Brookline, State College, PA.
Frequency: Tuesdays mornings
Supervisors: Anne Marie Kubat, M.S., CCC-SLP and Amanda Byrd, M.S., CCC-SLP

Memory Lane

Therapeutic group for geriatric clients who wish to participate in group memory and cognitive activities. This group meets at Juniper Village at Brookline, State College, PA.
Frequency: 45 minute session, one morning per week
Supervisors: Anne Marie Kubat, M.S., CCC-SLP and Amanda Byrd, M.S., CCC-SLP

The LOUD Crowd©

Maintenance group for adults with Parkinson’s who have completed SPEAK OUT!© individual therapy. The SPEAK OUT!© exercises are performed, and group members provide support, encouragement, and accountability to one another.
Frequency: 60 minute session, once per week
Supervisors: Anne Marie Kubat, M.S., CCC-SLP, Connie Kossan, M.A., CCC-SLP, Amanda Byrd, M.S., CCC-SLP, and Elise Lindquist, M.S., CCC-SLP