In conjunction with the academic training program, the department operates a Speech Language Hearing Center. The Center provides diagnostic and treatment services each semester for more than 100 individuals who present with a variety of communication problems. The Center also sponsors a group treatment program for individuals with aphasia. Students begin their practicum experiences in the Center as seniors during undergraduate study. As graduate students, they participate in audiology clinic, diagnostic clinic and pediatric and adult clinics in the Center. All clinical activity is supervised and mentored by certified speech-language pathologists.