The grant from the longtime supporter will be used to offer free services and programs to area families struggling with communication disorders related to language delays, articulation, aphasia, hearing, stuttering, traumatic brain injuries and fluency.
“The funds make it possible for the clinic to provide services to the community,” said Pamela Klick, director of the on-campus clinic at 3700 W. 103rd St. in Mount Greenwood.
The clinic serves more than 1,000 community residents each year. Students preparing for careers in communication sciences and disorders also work with clients to observe and participate in the screening, diagnosis and treatment under the supervision of certified speech-language pathologists.
Opened in 1959, the clinic is named for its founder Sister Mary Antonine Ludden. More than 40 million American children and adults have communication disorders, according to the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.