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The University Clinic is fully staffed with licensed and certified speech-language pathologists and audiologists who supervise services performed by graduated clinicians. The Clinic focuses on providing quality services using state of the art equipment and the latest diagnostic and therapy techniques.

Clinic Mission

The mission of the UB Speech-Language & Hearing Clinic is to provide quality, state-of-the-art services to individuals with speech, language and/or hearing impairments to achieve their maximum communication potential. We are dedicated to providing quality services utilizing current clinical techniques and technology while facilitating research in the areas of prevention, education, habilitation and rehabilitation of communication disorders.

Our Client Care Goals

  • To provide quality, state-of-the-art services in the areas of evaluation and treatment of speech, language, or hearing differences, delays, or disorders
  • To provide timely services in evaluation and therapy
  • To provide appropriate recommendations and referrals
  • To provide appropriate counseling related to speech, language, or hearing disorders

Graduate Training Mission

The UB Speech-Language & Hearing Clinic is the training facility for students who are majoring in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology in the Department of Communicative Disorders and Sciences. We provide services for hundreds of Western New York residents each year involving a full spectrum of clientele with a variety of needs. Services of the Clinic are accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). Through provision of these services, we will provide our students with the highest quality clinical training opportunities available.

The UB Speech-Language and Hearing Clinic offers comprehensive evaluation and treatment services for children and adults with a wide range of speech, language and hearing needs. We offer services in the following areas:

  • Accent Reduction
  • Aphasia
  • Apraxia of speech
  • Articulation/phonological disorders
  • Augmentative Alternative Communication (AAC)
  • Cognition (memory and attention)
  • Hearing
  • Post Concussive Syndrome (PCC)
  • Receptive/Expressive Language Disorders
  • Stuttering & fluency disorders
  • Swallowing
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Voice disorders
  • Voice banking

Please see our Specialty Clinics page for more information on specialized services we offer.

We also offer Speech and Language Mini-Camps for school-age children during the month of July. Please call the clinic for further details.

Privacy Statement

All information pertaining to clients served by the UB Speech-Language & Hearing Clinic is maintained in the strictest confidence in adherence with all state and federal regulations.

Accessibility

The Clinic is readily accessible to persons with disabilities. Modifications of the physical facilities have been made to accommodate wheelchairs.

No person, in whatever relationship to the University at Buffalo, shall be subject to discrimination on the basis of age, creed, color, handicapping condition, national origin, race, religion, gender, marital or veteran status.

Clinic Contact Information

University at Buffalo
52 Biomedical Education Building (South Wing)
South Campus
Buffalo, New York
14214-8016

Phone: (716) 829-3980
Fax: (716) 829-3974

Clinic Administrative Staff

Casey Ridener, MBA

Business Practice Manager and HIPAA Privacy Coordinator

52B Biomedical Education Bldg.

Buffalo, NY 14214

(716) 829-5576

caseyrid@buffalo.edu

 

Ann Marie Richeal

Clinic Medical Coordinator

52A Biomedical Education Bldg.

Buffalo, NY 14214

(716) 829-5574

aricheal@buffalo.edu

Clinical Faculty

Coordinator of Speech-Language Clinical Services:

Gretchen Bennett, MA, CCC-SLP

Coordinator of Audiology Clinical Services:

JoAnn Hammer, AuD, CCC-A

Audiology Clinic Faculty:

JoAnn Hammer, AuD, CCC-A

Nancy Stecker, PhD, CCC-A

Christina Stocking, AuD, CCC-A

Speech-Language Clinic Faculty:

Gretchen Bennett, MA, CCC-SLP

Dona Hue Ritter-Schmidt, MS, CCC-SLP

Laura E. Smith, MA, CCC-SLP

Mary Staebell, MA, CCC-SLP

Caroline Lewandowski, MA, CCC-SLP

Erin O’Brien Wilson, MA, CCC-SLP

University at Buffalo
52 Biomedical Education Building (South Wing)
South Campus
Buffalo, New York
14214-8016

(716) 829-3980
Fax: (716) 829-3974