RightCareLogoHerndon Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic      

FHSU proudly serves the local community and the people of western Kansas through the Herndon Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic. The state-of-the-art clinic serves the dual purpose of providing comprehensive services in speech, language, and hearing, as well as professional clinical training for seniors and graduate students majoring in Speech-Language Pathology.

The clinic is the only university-affiliated clinic in western Kansas. Nationally certified and licensed faculty and clinical students use the latest evidence-based research practices to provide you with a high-quality, comprehensive evaluation and treatment program. The clinic’s namesake, Dr. Geneva Herndon, founded the clinic in 1954 and started the Communication Disorders Program.

In May 2008, the Herndon Clinic was named as a RiteCare® Clinic, sponsored by the Scottish Rite Foundation of Kansas. There are over 170 RiteCare® clinics, centers, and special programs operating or planned for children located throughout the United States. These clinics have a focus on serving children who have difficulty with listening, speaking, and literacy skills.

Speech and Language Services

  • Prevention and pre-referral
  • Screening
  • Assessment/evaluation
  • Consultation
  • Diagnosis
  • Treatment, intervention, management
  • Counseling
  • Collaboration
  • Documentation
  • Referral

Audiological Services

The Herndon Clinic provides a full range of hearing services to children and adults. Screening, evaluation and treatment of hearing loss takes place in a fully equipped clinic using the latest technology. Aural habilitation/rehabilitation and counseling are offered to those individuals adjusting to hearing loss.

Assessment and Treatment Areas

  • Speech Sound Production:  Articulation, apraxia of speech, dysarthria, ataxia, dyskinesia
  • Resonance:  Hypernasality, hyponasality, mixed resonance
  • Voice:  Phonation quality, pitch, loudness, respiration
  • Fluency:  Stuttering, cluttering
  • Language: Comprehension, expression, pragmatics (e.g. language use, social aspects of communication), prelinguistic communication (e.g. joint attention, intentionality)
  • Literacy: Reading, writing, spelling
  • Cognition:  Attention, memory, sequencing, problem solving, executive functioning
  • Augmentative/Alternative Communication:  Low-tech and high-tech devices to support non-verbal or minimally verbal individuals
  • Hearing:  Process and function of perceiving sound


Services are provided to individuals without regard to age, race, color, sex, national origin, religion, handicap or veteran status. 

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