College of Communication
Communication Sciences & Disorders

Speech-Language Clinic

Thank you for your inquiry concerning the Butler University Speech-Language Clinic. Our clinic is located on the Butler University campus in Jordan Hall. There are two purposes of the Butler Clinic. First and foremost, our clinic serves those individuals who experience difficulties with communication. Secondly, our clinic provides an educational experience for students who intend to become speech-language pathologists. Student clinicians provide treatment services and diagnostic evaluations under the supervision of an Indiana State licensed and American Speech-Language-Hearing Association certified speech-language pathologist or audiologist. Because this is an educational program, several factors make our program unique. An explanation of these factors and other information follows.

General Information

  1. Clinicians change schedules and rotate working with different clients on a regular basis. Clients may have a different clinician every semester. The purpose of this is to allow clinicians to have a variety of experiences in their educational program.
  2. An observation room is provided for parents, siblings, and/or spouses. Student clinicians are observed regularly by their supervisors. In addition, other students who are majoring in CSD may observe the treatment sessions.
  3. The Clinic respects the confidentiality of client records. Permission slips for video and/or audio taping of treatment sessions or for the releasing of information must be obtained from the responsible party.
  4. The Butler Speech-Language Clinic observes the same holiday and vacation schedules as the University. In the event of bad weather, the clinic will follow the Butler University decision regarding closing.

Treatment Information

Sessions: Clinicians and clients meet together for treatment one to two sessions per week. The length of the session varies to accommodate the client and ranges from 30-60 minutes.

Fees: The fee for one semester of treatment sessions, scheduled one time a week, is $200. If the semester fee is paid by the second week of treatment, you will receive a 10% discount. If you prefer, you may pay $20 per session, payable after each session. (check or cash only).

Cancellation: If you need to cancel a session, it is important to notify your clinician as soon as possible. It is also important to notify the Speech-Language Clinic at Butler (317-940-9012).

Conferences: At the end of each session, there will be an opportunity for a brief discussion with the clinician. In addition, at the end of the semester, the clinician will schedule a conference with the client and/or parent and present a written report of progress the client made throughout the semester.

If you would like more information about the Butler Speech-Language Clinic, please contact:

  • Ann Bilodeau, M.S.,CCC-SLP, Clinic Director (317) 940-9012.
  • Mary Gospel Ph.D., CCC-SLP, CSD Program Chair.