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Catalog 2022-2023 
Catalog 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Clinical Services and Residency Programs

The Department of Clinical Services consists of three clinics: the Children’s Center, which provides developmental, psychological testing and treatment for children; the Faculty Rehabilitation Clinic, which provides occupational, physical, and speech language therapy; and the Mollie E. Webb Speech & Hearing Center, which offers specialized speech and hearing services. The School of Allied Health Professions also has three post-professional residency programs for physical therapists who hold a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree. 

Faculty Rehabilitation Clinic

The Faculty Rehabilitation Clinic is an outpatient rehabilitation clinic located at 1450 Claiborne Avenue on the ground floor of the School of Allied Health Professions. Clinical services include physical, occupational, and speech-language therapy for children and adults with orthopaedic, neurological, and wound conditions. Faculty therapists within the School of Allied Health Professions provide evaluation, treatment and wellness services at the clinic. The Clinic serves as a clinical education site and laboratory teaching space for the Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and Speech-Language Pathology programs.

Mollie E. Webb Speech & Hearing Center

The Mollie E. Webb Speech & Hearing Center is an outpatient clinic located at 3735 Blair Street and operates within the School of Allied Professions. The Center offers help to people of all ages with speech, language, and hearing challenges. The Center houses the Speech-Language Pathology program, which provides the academic and clinical education leading to the Master of Communication Disorders degree. The Center uses a clinical education model in which graduate students provide the evaluation and treatment of speech and language problems under close faculty supervision. These clinical activities follow the academic calendar to provide clinical educational opportunities on a daily basis while students are on campus.

Children’s Center

The Children’s Center, located in the School of Allied Health Professions, comprises faculty from the fields of pediatric medicine, psychology, occupational therapy, speech-language therapy, audiology, marriage and family therapy, and education. The Center provides evaluations and treatment services for children presenting a wide-range of medical and non-medical conditions. The Center implements clinical assessment, intervention, and advocacy services for children and families; provides clinical instruction and technical assistance to schools and other community providers; and participates in investigations of program efficacy. The Center collaborates with others in the community, region, and state in developing and implementing community-based systems and supports to optimize children’s futures.

The Children’s Center faculty provide education to graduate and undergraduate students within School of Allied Health Professions, students and residents in the School of Medicine, as well as students in education, psychology, social work, and special education from area colleges and universities. Additional educational experiences are offered for students enrolled in courses that require observation of or participation in clinical/assessment activities such as those provided by Center faculty.

Residency Programs for Physical Therapists

The School of Allied Health Professions offers three post-professional residency programs for physical therapists who hold a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree. The residencies are in Neurologic Physical Therapy, Orthopaedic Physical Therapy, and Wound Management. The residents provide direct patient care in outpatient and inpatient care settings as well as benefit from hundreds of hours of instruction from board certified Physical Therapists during this one year residency experience.