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
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:
reasoning and judgment
social language skills
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.