Clinic for Neurogenic Communication Disorders

Undergraduate students in communication sciences and disorders have the opportunity to observe assessment and treatment at the on-campus Clinic for Neurogenic Communication Disorders.

The Clinic for Neurogenic Communication Disorders (CNCD) is a source for expert diagnosis and treatment of acquired neurogenic disorders in adults. These include acquired brain injuries such as stroke, traumatic brain injury, or post-concussive syndrome as well as disorders of the brain such as Parkinson’s disease, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, Multiple Sclerosis, Primary Progressive Aphasia, and Alzheimer’s disease.

Diagnostic procedures include comprehensive assessment of:
  • Language and cognition
  • Motor control of the speech mechanism 
  • Behavioral and qualitative analysis of voice and resonance

Treatments offered are based on best practices, evidence-based practice, and cutting-edge experimental protocols optimized for affecting positive outcomes in neurogenic communication disorders. 

Examples of treatments and/or trials employed are:
  • Treatment of Underlying Forms (TUF)
  • Semantic Feature Analysis (SFA)
  • Treatment for Establishing Motor Program Organization (TEMPOSM  )
  • Life Participation Approaches in Aphasia
To learn more about the CNCD and/or to schedule an assessment or speech therapy, contact