Saint Xavier University’s Ludden Speech and Language Clinic recently received a generous grant of $30,000 from the Helen Brach Foundation, a longtime supporter of the Clinic. This gift is vital to the continuation of services and programs that the Ludden Clinic offers to south side families impacted by communication disorders related to language delays, phonology/articulation, aphasia, hearing, stuttering, and fluency.
The Clinic serves more than 1,000 community residents each year through its on-campus and off-site programs; for many, financial subsidization makes these services easier to access. SXU students directly benefit from the Ludden Clinic as well. Undergraduate and graduate students preparing for careers in Communication Sciences & Disorders observe and participate in the screening, diagnosis, and treatment of clients under the supervision of certified and licensed speech-language pathologists.
Ludden Clinic Director Pamela Klick is grateful for the support, noting, “These funds make it possible for the clinic to provide services to the community at greatly reduced prices.”
SXU’s commitment to the health and wellbeing of children and families, including those with limited financial resources, is an outward expression of the qualities of mercy and service promoted by the University’s founders. The Brach Foundation and the Ludden Clinic are pleased to continue the legacy.
For more information about the services offered at SXU’s Ludden Speech and Language Clinic, please contact (773) 298-3571.