Speech-Language and Hearing Clinic

The UNL Barkley Speech-Language and Hearing Clinic is located in the Barkley Memorial Center on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's East Campus at 42nd and Holdrege Streets. The Center was built with monies from the Barkley Trust established by William E. and Edna M. Barkley. Services for individuals with speech, language, hearing and other disabilities are available as a part of academic programs in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology.


Services available include hearing evaluations, hearing aid selection, habilitation and rehabilitation for persons who are deaf and hard of hearing. The Sertoma Hearing Aid Bank is available to assist clients who need hearing aids but lack the resources to buy them. Download Audiology Forms

Speech-Language Pathology

The Clinic provides team assessment and treatment services for individuals of all ages with speech, language, and hearing disorders.

Assessment and community-based program consultation are available for children and adults with special needs. Participating disciplines include: Speech-Language Pathology, Audiology, Special Education, and Psychology. When needed, medical consultants are available.

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Individual and group treatment is available for people with communication challenges resulting from stroke or other acquired brain injury. A group for people with aphasia focuses on functional communication skills and using compensatory strategies for community living. The program is appropriate for individuals no longer eligible for hospital-based rehabilitation but who continue to benefit from long-term comprehensive speech-language therapy.

Autism Services for Preschool

Supplemental services are available to preschool children that have been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) or Pervasive Developmental Disorder: Not Otherwise Specified (PPD:NOS). Parent involvement and consultation with other service providers are available upon request.

Language-Literacy Groups

This program provides language literacy intervention services for school-age children with language-based learning difficulties. It is designed to assist schools in providing language literacy experiences for children that will help maximize their learning and thereby increase academic success and social functioning. All aspects of language (listening, speaking, reading, writing) are addressed in an integrated manner and in a meaningful context of use.

Alternative and Augmentative Communication (AAC) Services

AAC evaluation and treatment services are for people who cannot use speech to meet all of their communication needs. People with aphasia acquired brain injury, Down Syndrome, cerebral palsy, autism and other diagnoses that impact communication often benefit from these services. Services include: speech intelligibility assessment and treatment, evaluation and design of augmenttive and alternative communication systems (both low and high tech), assistance with access to funding for devise purchases, device set-up and programming, partner training, and communication, and literacy intervention for people who use AAC. Faculty and students from the AAC clinical program work closely with other agencies to ensure that needs are met across environments. The program has state-of-the-art AAC technology available within the Barkley AAC training laboratory.

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Adults with Language / Literacy Challenges

Services are available for individuals in post-secondary education with language and literacy challenges. Assessment related to the identification of accommodations for learning as well as individual sessions for those wanting specific language and/or literacy intervention are provided.

English Language Learning / Accent Modification

Services are offered to individuals who would like to adapt their accent and pronunciation closer to that of Standard American English. The individual needs of each student are the starting point for class sessions. The number of participants in this service is limited. Each participant receives individual instruction and group interaction. Topics may include figurative language, accent modification, English vocabulary learning, and exposure to American culture. Groups are filled on a first come-first served basis.

Aural Rehabilitation

Aural rehabilitation is available for individuals with varying degrees of hearing impairments. Services available include but are not limited to speech reading, speech therapy and auditory training for individuals with cochlear implants. This service is available for children and adults and is appropriate as primary treatment or supplemental treatment to school services.

Scheduling Appointments

If you wish to schedule an appointment, please contact the Clinic at (402) 472-2071.


The Barkley Speech-Language and Hearing Clinic charges fees based on services provided. Our clinic provides both speech-language and audiology services. Due to strict insurance guidelines, our ability to accept "fee for service" insurance plans differ greatly.
For audiology services we accept rates from "Fee for Service" insurance plans and will file insurance claim forms for clients. We are a provider for most health care companies and Medicare and Medicaid. A physician referral is required for Medicare and Medicaid prior to receiving services. For speech-language services we have established a "Flat Fee" rate that will not be filed to any insurance plan. Our speech-language services are provided bty students in a university preparation program and do not meet current Medicare/Medicaid/Third Party Payer's requiremebnts for 100% supervision. Therefore, services will be billed on a predetermined flat fee rate. It will be the guarantor's responsibility to pay in full for services provided.The clinic is also an approved service provider for special education and related services through the Nebraska Department of Education. School districts may contract with the Clinic to provide services for individuals birth-21.

Off-Campus Services

Clients are also seen for evaluation and therapy at off-campus sites by arrangement. Department of Special Education and Communication Disorders
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
College of Education and Human Sciences
253 Barkley Memorial Center
P.O. Box 830731
Lincoln, NE 68583-0738
Phone: (402) 472-2071
Fax: (402) 472-3814
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