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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Speech and Language

Page address: http://ahn.mnsu.edu/cd/clinic/speech.html

Assessment and Treatment of:

  • Language delay/disorder in children
  • Adult language disorders due to brain injuries (stroke, traumatic brain injury, dementia, etc)
  • Adult linguistic-cognitive disorders due to brain injuries (stroke, traumatic brain injury, dementia, etc)
  • Speech disorders
    • Apraxia of speech, dysarthria
    • Voice and resonance disorders, vocal fold dysfunction
    • Articulation/phonological disorders
    • Fluency Disorders
  • Voice banking (NEW*)

Group Therapies:

  • Social Skills Group for Adolescents:
    • Social skills group is designed for high school students to develop necessary social skills to enhance their own relationships both in the community and at school. Social skills are targeted each week and group participants have opportunities to practice skills with group members and in outings on campus (such as visiting the Centennial Student Union).
  • Social Skills Group for Elementary students:
    • Social skills group is designed for upper elementary aged students  to develop necessary social skills to enhance their own relationships both in the community and at school. Social skills are targeted each week and group participants have opportunities to practice skills with group members and in outings on campus (such as visiting the Centennial Student Union).
  • MSU Mankato Aphasia Group:
    • This group provides an accepting place for people with aphasia to practice communication skills using the model from the Aphasia Institute entitled "Supported Conversation for Adults with Aphasia." This model fosters genuine conversational exchange by any means and communicative strategies necessary. Meetings are held weekly for 1 hour and 45 minutes. Some individuals are seen in individual therapy sessions as well.
  • Accent Modification:
    • This group is intended for individuals who wish to improve their pronounciation of Standard American English. Initially, an evaluation of your English speaking skills will be completed in order to assess the sound pronounciation as well as stress, rhythm, and intonation of your speech. Group training sessions are then conducted to modify your accent and improve your overall conversation.
  • The National Stuttering Association (NSA) Support Group-Mankato Chapter:
    • The NSA is a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing hope, dignity, support, education & empowerment to people who stutter and their families. The Mank Chapter was started in April, 1998. Two-hour meetings are held monthly throughout the academic year.
  • Mankato area Spasmodic Dysphonia Group:
    • Group members include people who have been diagnosed with SD, educators, healthcare providers, etc.
    • Intended to support individuals who have been diagnosed with spasmodic dysphonia
    • 90- minute meetings are held every two months at Minnesota State University, Mankato
    • Functions of the group are support, education, and social opportunities
    • If you are interested in participating or are able to refer an individual to the group, please contact the Communication Disorders program (507) 389-1414 or Bruce J. Poburka, coordinator at the following e-mail address: bruce.poburka@mnsu.edu

      

Other Services:

  • Accent/dialect modification
  • Transgender voice management
  • Comprehensive assessment for alternative and augmentative communication

 

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