Who We Are:
The John W. Keys Speech and Hearing Center is located on the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center campus. The Adult Neurological Clinic is located within John W. Keys Speech and Hearing Center. The clinical faculty is composed of certified Speech-Language Pathologists from the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders within the College of Allied Health. Graduate interns in speech-language pathology evaluate and treat patients under the direct supervision of the clinical faculty.
Who We Serve:
Adults who are 18 and over with acquired disorders that affect:
- Motor Speech
What We Do:
We provide assessment and treatment that is research-driven and patient-goal-oriented for the rehabilitation of acquired disorders of communication and swallowing. These disorders are often associated with but are not limited to stroke, traumatic brain injury, dementia, Parkinson’s, and more. Our clinical faculty promotes early and intensive intervention to stimulate the recovery of speech, language and cognitive function to help adult patients regain their maximum potential. We additionally provide functional training in multi-modality communication to encourage the return to vocation and community participation. Committed to the communication health of our community, support groups for aphasia, and related communication problems, are facilitated by expert faculty. More information on support groups can be found here.
What is SPEAK OUT! ©
SPEAK OUT! © is a program of voice and cognitive exercises that emphasize speaking with intent, converting speech from an automatic function to an intentional act. For individuals living with Parkinson’s, successful completion of this program results in improved ability to make yourself heard! This program is delivered over 12 speech therapy sessions by SPEAK OUT! certified speech-language pathologists.
I am a person living with Parkinson’s. When should I see a speech therapist?
Your neurologist may recommend you receive speech therapy to improve or maintain your speaking ability. However, if you notice a change in other’s ability to hear or understand you, you may ask your neurologist to refer you to a SPEAK OUT! program.
• Do you have trouble being heard in noisy or crowded places?
• Do others ask you to repeat yourself?
• Do you feel you are ignored in a conversation?
Where and When can I receive services?
You can receive SPEAK OUT! services weekdays through OU Health by calling:
John W. Keys Speech and Hearing Center at 405-271-2866
OU Outpatient Services at 405 – 271-4152
You can join the LOUD CROWD LUNCH sessions every Tuesday at noon at the John W Keys Speech and Hearing Clinic, with free-validated parking.
How much does it cost?
SPEAK OUT! treatment sessions are billed to your insurance provider, but you may have a co-payment.
Don’t have insurance benefits? The John W. Keys Speech and Hearing Center does offer sliding scale fees based upon your income. Please ask about these fees when calling the John W. Keys Speech and Hearing Center.
Thanks to the support of the Parkinsons Foundation of Oklahoma, the LOUD Crowd® is delivered free, but you must have already completed a course of SPEAK OUT® from any certified provider.
Parkinson’s Voice Project website
Who We Are:
Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Clinic was established in 1959 as an interdisciplinary clinic specializing in the evaluation of children and adults with cleft lip/palate and/or hypernasal speech. The clinic adheres to the Parameters for Evaluation and Treatment of Patients with Cleft Lip/Palate or Other Craniofacial Anomalies of the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association.
Who We Serve:
Patients are evaluated by specialists in the fields of audiology, genetics, oral and maxillofacial surgery, orthodontia, pediatric dentistry, social work, and speech-language pathology. Evaluations by specialists in otorhinolaryngology (ENT), pediatric neurology, pediatrics, prosthodontia, psychology, radiology are also available as needed. Following the evaluations, the clinic team staffs each patient and provides individualized treatment
Goals. A timetable for the treatment is also provided to maximize the benefit obtained. Patients are followed in the Clinic until all goals are met.
What We Do:
Referrals to the Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Clinic are accepted from a variety of sources including dentists, physicians, psychologists, speech-language pathologists, and other healthcare professionals. Self-referrals are also accepted. Patients come from all areas of Oklahoma and from adjacent states.
WHO WE ARE:
iLEAP (Interprofessional Language, Enrichment and Pre-Kindergarten Program), located within the John W. Keys Speech and Hearing Center on the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center campus, is a university training designed to provide a language-rich, pre- kindergarten experience for preschool-aged children with delayed communication development and behavioral challenges, as well as children who exhibit typical development. We work interprofessionally with colleagues to provide services to our iLEAP children in the areas of dentistry, audiology, and nutritional sciences. The goal of this specialty clinic is to help children be prepared to mainstream into classrooms in their local school districts and to be successful in the classroom environment. The iLEAP staff consists of certified speech-language pathologists along with graduate and undergraduate students in speech-language pathology within the Communication Sciences and Disorders Department of the College of Allied Health. The iLEAP program is a partner agency of the United Way of Central Oklahoma.
WHO WE SERVE:
iLEAP is a half-day program enrolling children ages 2 ½ to 5 years old who exhibit communication delays, with particular classes designed for children on the autism spectrum. We have small class sizes and a low child to teacher ratio to provide an optimal learning environment. We also encourage enrollment for typically developing children in this age range to have a language enriched, structured pre-kindergarten experience. These children are a valuable part of the program as they serve as peer models for children with delayed communication skills.
WHAT WE DO:
The iLEAP program provides:
- -a language-rich preschool environment
- -behavior supports and interventions
- -small group instruction
- -individual speech and language treatment
- -a research site for the study of typical and atypical communication development
TUITION, FEES & FUNDRAISING
iLEAP is a self-supporting clinic dependent on monies generated through tuition fees, grant monies, and donations. As a member of the iLEAP family you may be asked to assist with fundraising efforts. There is a flat tuition fee of $185.00 per child, due at the beginning of each month. Partial months will be prorated at $25.00 per day. Speech therapy fees for Keys Clinic are separate.
Scholarships may be available for families. While all applicants for scholarship support are considered, preferences given to families with demonstrated financial need. See scholarship forms for more information.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
Please contact Beth Lane, M.A.,CCC-SLP or Jessica Lathem, M.A.,CCC-SLP
Or visit iLeap
Who We Are:
The John W. Keys Speech and Hearing Center is located on the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center campus. The Pediatric Speech-Language Therapy Clinic is located within John W. Keys Speech and Hearing Center. The clinical faculty is composed of certified Speech-Language Pathologists from the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders within the College of Allied Health. Graduate interns in speech-language pathology evaluate and treat patients under the direct supervision of the clinical faculty.
Who We Serve:
The clinic serves children from birth to 18 who are experiencing difficulty with:
- Speech articulation
- Phonological Disorders
- Childhood Apraxia of Speech
- Auditory comprehension of language
- Expressive use of language
- Voice disorders
What We Do:
The clinic provides:
- Complete diagnostic evaluations of communication disorders in children
- Individual speech and language treatment
- parent observation and counseling
- observation and practicum experience for undergraduate and graduate students in speech-language pathology and audiology
- a research site for the study of atypical communication development