Speech & Hearing Center

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Welcome to The University of Texas- Pan American Speech and Hearing Center. The Center is an on-campus practicum facility under the Communication Sciences and Disorders (COMD) Department. The Center provides diagnostic and therapeutic services to infants, preschoolers, school-aged children and adults. Services are conducted by graduate students majoring in Communication Sciences and Disorders under the supervision of clinical faculty. All clinical supervisors hold the Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association and are licensed by the Texas State Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology.

The Speech and Hearing Center is a division of the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders within the College of Health Sciences and Human Services at The University of Texas-Pan American.


The Mission of the Department of Communications Sciences and Disorders is as follows:

  1. The program prepares students for independent professional practice as speech-language pathologists for service in a diverse and multicultural society.
  2. The program provides students with instruction in speech, language, swallowing, and hearing though innovative delivery systems that leads to the master’s degree in Communication Sciences & Disorders and professional license and certification.
  3. Through teaching, research, creative activity, and public service in communication sciences and disorders, the Program prepares students for lifelong learning and leadership roles in the region, state, nation and world communities.
  4. The program is committed to enhancing the quality of life and communication needs of individuals in the region and state.

Non-Discrimination Policy

Title IX of the U.S. Department of Education's Education Amendments of 1972 ("Title IX") prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex/gender in any aspect of a federally funded education program or activity. Such discrimination includes, but is not limited to: sexual harassment, sexual violence, sex or gender-based bullying, hazing, stalking, domestic violence, dating violence, and failure to provide equal opportunity in admissions, activities, employment and/or athletics.

As a recipient of federal funds, The University of Texas-Pan American (UTPA) complies with Title IX and has designated a Title IX Coordinator to oversee all complaints of sex discrimination. The Title IX Coordinator is responsible for identifying and addressing any patterns or systemic problems that arise during the review of such complaints. Additionally, other responsibilities include the coordination of training, education, and communications regarding Title IX procedures for the University community.

Title IX Deputies receive and process Title IX complaints; respond to inquiries from students, staff, and faculty regarding their rights and responsibilities; and assist the Title IX Coordinator in oversight and implementation of the Title IX compliance efforts.

UTPA has designated the following individual to serve as the Title IX Coordinator:
Title IX Coordinator:
Alicia G. Morley
Director, Office of Institutional Equity
Office of the President
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