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
Language-Based Reading and Writing Disabilities
What are language-based reading and writing disabilities?
Language-based reading and writing disabilities affect
school-age children, adolescents and adults. These individuals may
struggle with some or all of the following:
acquiring and using new vocabulary
sounding out words
reading without effort
retelling events orally or in writing
understanding what is read
using the mechanics of writing (punctuation,
communicating through writing at school and work
How can UCF help?
The Communication Disorders Clinic offers services designed to
help those in need of therapy for reading and writing disorders.
First, the individual will need an evaluation of speech.
Tell me about the evaluation
Comprehensive evaluations will be conducted to determine what
aspects of communication have been affected. For details, see Initial
What is the evaluation procedure?
Comprehensive evaluations are conducted to determine the nature
and severity of reading and writing disabilities. Prior to the
evaluation, an intake form requesting pertinent information
regarding language development, reading abilities, and writing
skills needs to be completed. In addition, school reports, when
appropriate, may be requested to assist in planning the most
comprehensive and useful evaluation.
The evaluation is scheduled for two to four hours over one or
two days. At the close of the evaluation, a clinical faculty member
will discuss options for treatment if recommended.
What type of treatment is provided?
Therapy programs are developed to help individuals improve their
unique needs in reading and writing. Efforts are made to integrate
the individual's educational curriculum into therapy. Frequency of
therapy services ranges from once a week to multiple sessions a