ENMU briefs — April 6

Grad students offering speech therapy services

With a collaboration between the Eastern New Mexico University Child Development Center and Communicative Disorders Program, graduate practicum students have started providing speech-language therapy services to pre-school students at the CDC.

The center serves 3-, 4- and 5-year olds and is located on campus.

Each week, the CDIS practicum students, along with their clinical supervisor, Dwayne Wilkerson, provide integrative speech-language therapy services through a variety of classroom interactions and by working with students individually or in small groups.

The CDIS practicum students are also able to administer speech-language and hearing screenings as needed. The opportunity for the CDIS practicum students to work with the facility’s teachers and staff to provide therapy services in a natural learning environment provides a smooth transition into the school setting, where many of these students will work.