Marywood Students Provided Free Hearing Screenings to Local Head Start Programs


SCRANTON, PA-October 29, 2008

The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Marywood University partnered with the Scranton Lackawanna Human Development Agency, Inc. to provide speech-language and audiology screenings to children at the local Head Start Centers in the Mid Valley, Dunmore, and Scranton areas. The program provides services that can detect early difficulties or disorders in hearing, language, or speech. Undergraduate and graduate students, under the supervision of Speech Language Pathologists and Audiologists from Marywood University, screened the children. The program completed 47 speech-language and 296 hearing screenings from September 19-October 8.

Additionally, the Speech-Language- Hearing Clinic will offer hearing screenings on November 10 and November 12 from 9a.m.- 1p.m. and on November 14 from 9a.m.-11a.m. in the William G. McGowan Center for Graduate and Professional Studies. The screenings are free and open to the public.

For more information on Marywood University's Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic or how they can assist your business or community, please call Andrea M. Novack, MA, CCC,-SLP at (570) 348-6299, ext.5.