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Welcome to the Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSDO) Clinic at Texas A&M University-Kingsville! We are a “not for profit” facility that offers diagnostic and therapeutic speech, language and hearing services while acting as a training facility for Master’s level Speech-Language Pathologists. Professionally experienced faculty and clinical staff are state licensed and nationally certified speech-language pathologists and audiologists. Under the supervision of these professionals, enthusiastic graduate students receive valuable academic and clinical experiences. The CSDO Clinic provides evaluation and treatment of children, and adults who exhibit a wide range of communication concerns. Such concerns include communication issues related to aphasia, apraxia, autism, traumatic brain injury, craniofacial disorders, foreign accent, stuttering, voice disorders, reading, organizing, and writing difficulties, and other delays and disorders of speech and language development. Referrals to our clinic may be made through physicians, speech-language pathologists, audiologists, psychologists, educators, other health professionals, or through self-referral. To set up an appointment or to obtain further information on our clinical services, we can be reached at: 361-593-3493. Students, faculty, staff and persons served in the CSDO Clinic are treated in a nondiscriminatory manner-- that is, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national or ethnic origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, citizenship, or status as a covered veteran. Lydia Hernandez-Perez

The Parkinson Voice Project's SPEAK OUT!® and LOUD Crowd® Grant was awarded to the TAMUK CSDO clinic in 2019. The grant provides specialized training to speech-language pathologists and graduate students working with patients with voice disorders related to Parkinson's Disease.

The SPEAK OUT!® program will consist of individual speech therapy sessions conducted by the graduate clinician and a supervising speech-language pathologist. The sessions will include speech, voice, and cognitive exercises that will facilitate the recalibration of the patient’s voice. Patients will be provided daily home activities and SPEAK OUT!® refreshers. The goal is to encourage patients to speak with intent.

After completion, the patient will transition to LOUD Crowd®. This program will generalize the newly acquired voice from the SPEAK OUT!® Program into daily activities through the use of home practice.

For more information, please contact:
Texas A&M University-Kingsville
910 W. Santa Gertrudis Street
Kingsville, TX 78363
Manning Hall, Rm. 108