Adult Speech & Language Programs and Services

Every person longs to communicate and connect with others. For half a century, the UT Dallas Callier Center for Communication Disorders has been a leader in providing in-depth, advanced evaluations and innovative treatments for patients across the lifespan with a wide variety of speech, language and feeding/swallowing disorders.

For every person we treat, our experienced, licensed and certified speech-language pathologists provide a unique and individualized plan of care. Our goal is to provide a compassionate, family-centered care environment to help our patients communicate successfully in their home, at school, at work, and in the community. Let us partner with you on the journey.

Programs

Our speech-language pathologists work with adults in specialized therapeutic groups to address individualized goals as well as facilitate social interaction. This provides an optimum environment for learning and using skills in functional, meaningful contexts. Family members are an integral part of our group programs by partnering with our clinicians to develop goals and to help facilitate carryover and use of skills in the home environment.

Young Adult Social Communication Group

Individuals with social communication disorders secondary to autism often struggle with social communication. The demands of college and work can be very challenging. The Young Adult Social Communication Group supports young adults ages 18 to 30 in developing important skills necessary in the college and work settings. The program is led by a licensed speech-language pathologist with the support of graduate student clinicians. The group meets once a week.

Group topics include:

  • Initiating conversation with peers
  • Commenting during conversation
  • Topic maintenance
  • Giving an appropriate amount of information
  • Finding/keeping a job
  • Success in school

To enroll: An intake session must be scheduled for all new participants to determine if the group will be beneficial. Intakes are 30 minutes and $50 each. Contact cgollis@utdallas.edu to schedule.

Cost: $300 per fall or spring session / $150 for summer session + $75 nonrefundable enrollment fee due prior to program start to secure enrollment. Reduced price for UT Dallas students.

Contact: Christina Gollis
(972) 883-3608

Communication Learning Program (CLP)

Individuals who have suffered from a stroke, traumatic brain injury or other acquired brain injury have special needs that often extend beyond the intensive skilled treatment that they received during their initial recovery period. At this point in the rehabilitation process, these individuals have exhausted their insurance benefits and are no longer receiving skilled, medically necessary services. However, they may wish to pursue additional support. The Communication Learning Program (CLP) provides activities to support these individuals by helping them to practice and maintain their communication skills and thereby improve their quality of life.

CLP:

  • Focuses on functional communication skills through use of compensatory strategies
  • Is facilitated by graduate student clinicians under supervision of clinical faculty in speech-language pathology
  • Includes individual and group experiences focused on maintaining speech, language and cognitive skills as well as developing strategies to improve everyday communication

Accent Reduction

Accent Reduction is designed to assist non-native speakers in improving their spoken English. The goal is to make accented speech easier to understand by improving sound production, intonation, stress and rate of speech.