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Speech-Language and Hearing Center


The Speech-Language-Hearing Center at Misericordia University is a comprehensive facility serving the residents of Northeastern Pennsylvania. Located on the second floor in John J. Passan Hall, the center provides complete diagnostic and speech, language, and hearing services for children, adolescents, adults and elderly with communication disorders.

These services are provided by undergraduate and graduate student clinicians working toward their master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology at Misericordia University. The clinicians evaluate and treat clients under the direct supervision of faculty and staff certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and licensed by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Communication problems can occur for a variety of reasons. Some people are born with communication disorders; others develop speech and language difficulties or hearing loss after a severe illness, disease, or as the result of an accident. Many individuals can overcome these challenges with special intervention and treatment.


A full range of speech and language services is available for individuals of all ages, newborn through geriatric. Hearing screenings and audiological rehabilitation services are also available.

Therapy programs are designed to meet the individual needs of each client and can be provided in either individual or group sessions. Evaluation and treatment services are provided for the following speech and language disorders:

  • Articulation/Phonology
  • Child Language Disorders
  • Adult Language Disorders
  • Voice Disorders
  • Stuttering/Fluency Disorders
  • Cluttering
  • Swallowing Disorders
  • Oral Motor Disorders
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Cognitive Disorders
  • Hearing Disorders
  • Reading and Writing Disabilities
  • Social Communication Disorders


Diagnostic evaluations and intervention are also available for individuals with speech and language disorders involving:

  • Auditory Processing Disorders
  • Delays in Phonological Awareness
  • Augmentative and Alternative Communication
    (e.g., use of electronic communication devices)
  • Accent reduction for individuals learning a second language

Equitable Treatment Statement:

Misericordia University does not discriminate on the basis of race,age, color, disability, religion, gender, nationality, marital status,sexual orientation or ethnic origin. Faculty, staff, students and clients are treated equitably – that is, without regard to gender,sexual orientation, age, race, creed, national origin, or disability.

The institution and program comply with all applicable laws,regulations, and executive orders pertaining thereto.

Referrals and Scheduling an Evaluation

To schedule an evaluation or to request additional referral information, contact The Speech-Language and Hearing Center during regular business hours, Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:30 pm.

Contact: Tracey O'Day
Phone: (570) 674-6724
Fax: (570) 255-3375