Speech-Language Services

University Autism Center
Individual Services

Speech-Language Services offers evidence-based services individualized assessment &/or treatment within the clinic setting. Consultative Services are available upon request.

The Speech-Language Pathologist serves individuals, regardless of age, who have a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder &/or a related developmental delay affecting the following areas of functioning:

Skill Deficit Areas Considered for Speech-Language Assessment:
  • Oral Motor Functioning
  • Fine/Gross Motor Influences (including Sensory)
  • Speech production (pre-speech, phonology, articulation, fluency &/or voice)
  • Auditory Processing
  • Language (form, content, use)
  • Academic Achievement
Integral Components of evidence-based Speech-Language Treatment Services:
  • Joint Attention
  • Auditory Processing
  • Functional Communication
  • Language (form, content &/or use)
  • Daily Living Skills
  • Social Cognition
  • Executive Functions
Type of services provided:
  • Speech/Language Assessment (Comprehensive or Brief)
  • Social-Communication Assessment (Comprehensive or Brief; may include Executive Functioning)
  • Formal Speech/Language Assessment Report with Individualized Treatment Recommendations
  • Formal Social-Communication Assessment Report with Individualized Treatment Recommendations
  • Development of individualized treatment plan
  • Implementation of treatment intervention plan
  • Follow-up, monitoring, and adjustments to treatment intervention plan
  • Individualized consultations with outside agencies as requested

The Speech-Language Pathologist is available to offer trainings and workshops for professionals, parents, and community members related to speech-language assessments for &/or speech-language interventions for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder and related developmental delays.

  • Full day (6 hours) or half day (3 hour) sessions
  • Lecture-based and/or hands-on practice


Phone: 573.986.4985
Fax: 573.986.4994
University Autism Center
611 North Fountain Street
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701
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