400 - Minimum number of clock hours of supervised clinical experience required of master's degree students
~2,000 - Number of children and adults served by clinical educators and students in 2015-16
~700 - Number of preschool children screened for communication disorders in 2015-16
$35,000 - Donation made by Orlando Magic player Victor Oladipo to support the UCF Listening Center's mission
10 - Number of counties served by FAAST's Atlantic Region Assistive Technology Demonstration Center
Communication Disorders Clinic
College of Health and Public Affairs
University of Central Florida 3280 Progress Drive Suites 500, 300 Orlando, FL 32826-2215
What are speech and language differences?
People who speak a primary language other than English may
experience interference during speech production. Interference
occurs as features of the first language spillover onto the second,
less-dominant language. This may result in certain sounds or
grammatical structures being produced incorrectly while speaking
English. Speech and language differences may include:
substitution of sounds in the primary language that are close
to the sounds in the second language
suprasegmental difficulties related to stress and intonation
differences for words and phrases
word order differences in sentence formation
differences in verb tense markers as well as other grammatical
general vocabulary deficits
Accent reduction therapy can help individuals improve speech
and language production.
How can UCF help?
The clinic offers services designed to assist individuals with
What is the evaluation procedure?
During an evaluation for accent reduction, the number and types
of interferences, as well as the ways in which the speaker reacts
to and copes with English, are noted. Assessments to measure
knowledge and use of the English language may also be
What type of treatment do we provide?
Therapy for accent reduction consists of the following:
The Compton Program, Pronouncing English as a Second
replication of words and sentences to improve critical
listening, pronunciation and prosodic features