Escuela de Ciencias de la Salud
Maestría en Ciencias en Patología del Habla-Lenguaje
As part of our undergraduate and graduate Speech-Language Pathology programs, Universidad Ana G. Méndez, Recinto de Gurabo is proud to offer services in the areas of diagnostic evaluation of communication disorders and delays as well as therapeutic sessions that enhances both programs as the only on-campus training setting as well as a service center to the neighboring community. The Clínica de Servicios Interdisciplinarios de la Universidad Ana G. Méndez, Recinto de Gurabo (CSIUT) abides by the American Speech-Language and Hearing (ASHA) Code of Ethics, Organización Puertoriqueña de Patología del Habla-Lenguaje y Audición (OPPHLA) Code of Ethics, and HIPPA regulations. CSIUT is a welcoming center for students, research, academic work, and community services.
The CSIUT was first opened on January of 2004. The CSIUT has maintained its open doors to the public and university students as well as their families. As part of our commitment to prevention and education, we schedule visits to schools, community centers and churches providing screenings and referrals when needed. The visits may be initiated by the clinic administrators or requested by the community.
The CSIUT currently offers diagnostic and therapy services in communication and swallowing disorders to children, adults and geriatrics. The clinic opens at 8:00 a.m. and closes its doors at 5:00 p.m. from Monday to Friday. In addition, interns and staff provide monthly free speech, language, and hearing screenings as well as community education.
|Speech and Language Evaluation||$95.00|
|Dysphagia Evaluation w/ FEES -Adults||$125.00|
|Dysphagia Evaluation -Children||$95.00|
|Individual Therapy Sessions||$25.00|
|Therapeutic Evaluation (First visit )||$35.00|
|**Cases that bring a recent evaluation from another setting
Screenings (Speech-Language, voice or hearing)
The clinic also provides maintains a discount policy for students, faculty, associates and alumni from Universidad Ana G. Méndez, Recinto de Gurabo. These include a discount of $10.00 for evaluations and $3.00 for therapy sessions.
During the summer session the clinic offers the Language and Literacy Enrichment Group “LLEG” (ProLLeG- Programa de Lenguaje y Lectoescritura en Grupo) as summer initiative for families in the community that want to expose their children to a language enriched experience through reading and writing in small groups. The session begins late May and runs for 6 weeks. The family selects a session that meets biweekly for two hours. The program fee is $75.00 used primarily to purchase materials and snacks. Every week a different theme is presented through two selected readings. The sessions are planned and guided by Speech-Language Pathology student interns with members of the Faculty.
SPEAK OUT!® and LOUD Crowd® Programs
The Clínica de Servicios Interdisciplinarios de la Universidad Ana G. Méndez, Recinto de Gurabo (CSIUT) is pleased to offer a two-part speech therapy program to help individuals with Parkinson’s regain and maintain effective communication: SPEAK OUT!® followed by The LOUD Crowd®. SPEAK OUT!® places emphasis on speaking with intent and converting speech from an automatic function to an intentional act. Together, patients and their speech-language pathologist work through a series of speech, voice, and cognitive exercises outlined in a SPEAK OUT!® Workbook.
Upon completion of SPEAK OUT!®, patients transition to The LOUD Crowd®. This maintenance program consists of weekly group sessions led by a speech-language pathologist. The SPEAK OUT!® exercises are performed, and group members provide support, encouragement, and accountability to one another.
Participation in The LOUD Crowd®, along with daily home practice and six-month re-evaluations, has been shown to help patients maintain their communication skills throughout the progression of Parkinson’s.
For more information about SPEAK OUT!® and The LOUD Crowd® or to schedule a speech evaluation, please call 787-743-7979 Ext. 4414 or 787-704-2718.