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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

Community-Based Programs

Below please find a brief description of the collaborative outreach affiliations that currently exist to benefit both the community and UCF graduate student in communication sciences and disorders. Graduate students who participate in these activities are supervised on-site by UCF clinical educators.

Brain Fitness Club

The Brain Fitness Club is an innovative program designed to serve persons in Central Florida who are experiencing early memory loss. The members of the club recognize their memory impairment and want to engage in health promoting activities. The goal of this program is to provide a therapeutic environment in which persons experiencing early memory impairment can participate in a variety of brain healthy activities.

The program functions in collaboration with the UCF Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders. Each semester, graduate students, supervised by a clinical instructor, attend the sessions and provide one-on-one mental stimulation. Services include an assessment of cognitive-communicative abilities along with recommendations for strength-based programming in the areas of speech and cognition. Each participant in the program is given the opportunity to work weekly with a graduate clinician on activities mutually decided by the participant and student to be mentally challenging. These activities may include pencil/paper tasks, computer challenges or book readings.

On-Site School Programs

The UCF Communication Disorders Clinic is able to customize a program to meet your school's needs.  Services can be provided on-site by graduate students under the direct supervision of a clinical educator.  Services may include staff professional development, speech language and hearing screenings, assessments as well as individual and/or group therapy.  Areas of service delivery include but are not limited to articulation, fluency, receptive/expressive language, literacy, reading, and writing.  For further information, please contact us at or 407-882-0468.

Preschool Screenings

Graduate students, accompanied by a clinical educator, provide speech, language and hearing screenings to many of the preschools in a tri-county area around Orlando. Children are referred for the screening through parent permission and/or teacher concerns and requests. The children are tested using the Preschool Language Scale-5 screening tool.  Each child's parents and the preschool teacher and director are given copies of the results as well as suggestions for how to monitor the child's communication and hearing skills. Parents and preschool directors are also given a list of facilities in the area for further testing and therapy if warranted.

[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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