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Quick Facts

  • 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

Mailing Address

Communication Disorders Clinic
College of Health and Public Affairs
University of Central Florida
3280 Progress Drive
Suites 500, 300
Orlando, FL 32826-2215

Phone: 407-882-0468
Fax: 407-882-0483

Traumatic Brain Injury

What is Traumatic Brain Injury?

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) affects children, adolescents and adults. Those experiencing TBI demonstrate cognitive-communicative impairments which can be improved by speech and language intervention. Symptoms may include changes in:

  • memory
  • organization
  • attention
  • goal planning
  • reasoning and judgment
  • social language skills
  • academic achievement
  • word finding
  • speech and voice

How can UCF help?

The UCF Communication Disorders Clinic offers services designed to help those in need of therapy for TBI.

What is the evaluation procedure?

The TBI Program at the Communication Disorders Clinic provides comprehensive evaluations to determine the nature and severity of the symptoms listed above such as memory and organization. Clients who have already received a speech and language evaluation at another location should send the report along with the UCF case history form to the Communication Disorders Clinic. This will provide information about whether additional evaluation procedures need to be completed.

In addition, clients need to send relevant medical reports from physicians, psychologists and radiologists (e.g., neuroimaging results or radiological swallowing results).

What type of treatment is provided?

The TBI Program uses a cognitive-communicative intervention model that teaches clients to maximize effort and efficiently use compensatory strategies. Opportunities are also available for participation in research with faculty experts in TBI.

Application Forms

 

Adult application form

 

Resources

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association: Traumatic Brain Injury
www.asha.org/public/speech/disorders/TBI.htm

Traumatic Brain Injury Resource Center
www.braininjuryresources.org/speech.html

 

[The clinicians] really pay attention to the patient's needs.
— Spouse of "Jeff",  a stroke survivor
The clinic has helped him with reading comprehension and math problems. We've been very happy with the program.
— Mother of "Christopher",  a child diagnosed with a language delay at age four
As a caregiver, the [clinic's impact] has been tremendous.
— Spouse of "Romeo",  a stroke survivor
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