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Services and Programs


Clinical services are supervised by speech-language pathologists who hold a professional license from the state of Illinois and the certificate of clinical competence in speech-language pathology and/or audiology from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Saint Xavier University students who are preparing for careers in communication disorders conduct the diagnostic evaluations and treatment sessions.


  • Two 12-week programs offered in the fall and spring of each year
  • Specially designed summer programs
  • Group or individual treatment according to the needs of the client
  • Treatment sessions scheduled throughout the day from early morning to early evening
  • Diagnostic evaluations available prior to each program (including summer) and on a limited basis throughout the year
  • Parent support groups for infants and toddlers with severe language delay
  • Head and Neck Cancer/Laryngectomy Support Group meets the fourth Tuesday of the month. For information contact Miriam Carroll-Alfano, Ph.D., CCC-SLP/L at
  • National Stuttering Association Adult Stuttering Support Group meets the fourth Thursday of the month. For information contact Karen Czarnik, Ph.D., CCC-SLP/L at
  • SPEAK OUT!® and LOUD Crowd®, a two-part speech therapy program to help individuals with Parkinson's regain and maintain effective communication is offered. Contact Kate McShane, M.A., CCC-SLP/L at

 Ludden clinic services

Clinic Calendar

Clinic Calendar
September to December (12 weeks)
January to May (12 weeks)
Summer, June /July (6 weeks)

Additional Information

  • New clients are required to have a diagnostic evaluation of speech and language performed at this facility prior to scheduling a therapy program.
  • Groups are normally 2 or 3 persons. Speech-language clinicians will make recommendations as to type and frequency of clinical sessions.
  • The Ludden Speech and Language Clinic does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, age, national or ethnic origin, religion or disability.