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The Bookhardt Family Speech-Language Clinic at MSU Denver is an important part of the University’s graduate program in speech-language pathology. In our clinic, graduate students provide services under the direct supervision and guidance of licensed and certified speech-language pathologists (SLPs). Our clinic is open to members of the Auraria Campus and greater Denver community and serves individuals of all ages. All of our services are available in English, Spanish, or through a bilingual approach using English and Spanish simultaneously.
Our on-campus clinic is located on the first floor of the Central Classroom Building. The Auraria Campus is just west of Speer Blvd and downtown Denver.
Services are offered free of charge. We aim to expand access to services and decrease health disparities in the greater Denver community. If possible, we encourage you to support the speech-language clinic and the education of our graduate students by designating a gift to the speech-language clinic here.
Visit our Bookings Page to schedule an intake interview with one of our certified speech-language pathologists.
Metropolitan State University of Denver (MSU Denver, the University) is committed to maintaining environments that are welcoming, safe, and accessible, where all students, staff, faculty, visitors, guests, vendors, contractors, and others can study, work, and/or recreate free from discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying in all programs and activities of the institution, consistent with University policies, and relevant law.
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We provide comprehensive treatment for adults with acquired speech, language, voice, fluency or swallowing disorders or communication differences. All services are free of charge and no insurance is required.
Our services are perfect for individuals who have run out of insurance coverage for speech-language or swallowing therapy. You can also add our services onto therapies you are receiving elsewhere. If you have never worked with a speech-language therapist before, that’s OK too. We can do a full evaluation and create a treatment plan with you.
As an adult client in our clinic, you will work closely with your graduate clinician to create your goals. Our treatment plans are individualized so we will incorporate your family or caregivers and your interests into your sessions.
We provide comprehensive treatment for children ages birth through 18 with developmental or acquired speech, language, voice, and fluency disorders or differences. All services are free of charge and no insurance is required.
Our services are perfect for individuals who have run out of insurance coverage for speech-language or swallowing therapy. You can also add our services onto therapies you are receiving elsewhere like the schools or private clinics. If you have never worked with a speech-language therapist before, that’s OK too. We can do a full evaluation and create a treatment plan with you.
Our graduate clinicians will work closely with your family to create goals for your child that include their interests and preferences. Our treatment plans are individualized so we will make sure we are working on things that will help your child improve their communication in their day-to-day lives.
Comprehensive Evaluations: Our students use a combination of standardized assessments, informal assessments, and dynamic assessments to help identify your communication needs. You’ll work together with the graduate clinician to develop your goals and identify ways to address your goals that will lead to improvements in your overall communication.
All services can be offered in English or Spanish, or a bilingual approach using both languages simultaneously. Graduate clinicians providing these services are part of our bilingual specialization. They receive additional coursework directly related to bilingual language development and bilingual service provision. Supervising SLPs are also bilingual English/Spanish speakers.
No – Referrals are accepted but not necessary. Referrals from medical providers can be uploaded to our secure and confidential referral portal.
All services are provided free of charge. You do not need to provide proof of insurance or insurance information.
If possible, we encourage you to support the speech-language clinic and the education of our graduate students by designating a gift to the speech-language clinic here (select “other” designation & direct to MSU Denver Speech-Language Pathology.
The clinic is located on the first floor of the Central Classroom building on the Auraria campus. The best address to use in your GPS is: Arts Building, 10th St Plaza, Denver, CO 80204
Once inside the building, the clinic is in room 116.
Our building is often locked for safety of our students, staff and visitors. If you arrive for a session and cannot get into the building, please call 303-615-0045.
Paid parking is available throughout campus. You can navigate to daily lots by putting the name of the lot into your GPS. Recommended lots in order of proximity to the clinic are Nutmeg, Holly, or 7th Street Garage. There is metered parking available between the Maple lot and the Cherry Creek Building (Community College of Denver). Handicap accessible parking is available by turning onto 9th street park from Colfax Ave or in any of the paid lots.
You can also use public transportation to easily get to our clinic. The RTD light rail has two stops on the Auraria campus. The stop closest to the clinic is the Colfax at Auraria station on the H, D and C lines. The other option is the Auraria West station on the W or E lines.
Buses serving campus include the 1, 15L and 20.
We provide speech-language and swallowing evaluations and treatments to individuals across the lifespan, from early intervention (birth-3) to geriatric populations. We offer intergenerational care, meaning grandparents and grandchildren can receive services at the exact same place.
We work with individuals with a variety of disorders and differences Our SLPs specialize in a many different therapy approaches and guide our students to follow evidence-based practices grounded in research and theory. We focus on person-centered care; our clients and their loved ones participate in goal setting. Our client’s interests guide our students in their activity selection. We focus on functional treatments that help improve communication skills in daily life.
We offer services in the Fall, Spring, or Summer. We follow the University’s academic calendar with a 1-2 week break between semesters. You can opt to participate for one semester or on an ongoing basis.
Generally, clinic is open between the hours of 8 AM – 6 PM. Specific hours vary by semester and are based on our graduate clinician’s academic schedule. All attempts are made to keep clinic schedules consistent from one semester to the next.
We strive to offer services in person. Telehealth appointments are available on a case-by-case basis.
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