3100 Sycamore Road
DeKalb, IL 60115
Phone: (815) 753-1481
Fax: (815) 753-1664
The clinic's basic objective is to provide effective clinical services to clients and their families. Because of its location in a university setting, the clinic serves as a practicum and research site to educate future audiologists, rehabilitation counselors, and speech-language pathologists.
Most clinical services are provided by graduate student clinicians, as part of a student-faculty team. Faculty hold clinical certification and state licensure and have earned either a master's or doctoral degree and in their respective disciplines.
Faculty members and students frequently observe sessions as part of the educational program of the department. All information obtained from clinic sessions, however, is strictly confidential. With prior client approval, some sessions are video recorded as a useful educational tool for students and faculty. Clients should feel free to speak with a clinician or faculty member regarding observers and confidentiality.
The clinic is open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Speech-language sessions are also offered a few evenings per week.
The clinic uses a standard fee structure for services. Some fees are covered by health insurance plans or are paid to the clinic by local agencies. An income based sliding fee scale is also available for those without insurance and/or agency coverage for our services.
The clinic parking lot is located off of the Bethany Road entrance. Look for signs that read reserved parking for clinic visitors in the first row of parking closest to the building.
The NIU Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic is located in the Northern Illinois University's Family Health, Wellness, and Literacy Center. The address is 3100 Sycamore Road, DeKalb, Illinois 60115. Google map