Program Descriptions

KidScreen
Speech-language screenings are conducted to identify potential problems at all Clinic locations and on-site at local area childcare centers.

KidTalk Language Group
The early childhood language groups for children ages two to three, who are speaking very little or not at all, stimulates speech-language skills while children learn to socialize with peers. Services are provided at the Maryville University Clinic site.

KidTalk Social Group
Children, ages four to six, who have difficulty making friends or participating in group activities learn social skills. Services are provided at the Maryville University Clinic site per semester.

KidTalk
Children, ages two through six, receive individual therapy tailored to meet their specific speech-language needs twice weekly for an average of 12 to 18 months. Services are provided at the Maryville University Clinic site.

KidTalk Spanish
Children, ages two through six, receive individual therapy delivered in Spanish to meet their specific speech-language needs twice weekly for an average of 12 to 18 months. Services are provided at the Maryville University Clinic site.

KidTalk Outreach
Children, ages two to six, receive individual therapy tailored to meet their specific speech-language needs. Services are provided in downtown St. Louis, Arnold, Troy and Union, Missouri.
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KidTalk North County
Children, ages two to five, receive individual speech and language services on-site at the YWCA North County Center, a Head Start Provider in North St. Louis County, thanks to a grant from the Missouri Foundation for Health.

KidStart Spanish
Children, ages two to five, receive individual speech and language services delivered in Spanish at SouthSide Early Childhood Center, a Head Start Provider, in the City of St. Louis.

All Ears Hearing Screenings
Children enrolled in therapy receive free hearing evaluations conducted by the Clinic Audiologist at the Maryville University Clinic site.

It Takes Two to Talk
Our Hanen certified Speech-Language Pathologists conduct this 12-week group to train parents on using language building techniques with their children who have language delays.

Special Programs

Parent Education and Training
Provides speech and language development information and training for parents to implement a home program targeting the speech and language skills being addressed in therapy.

Take Time to Read
To encourage good language skills, the Clinic provides books for children to borrow and to earn. For each ten books a child and adult read together, the child is allowed to select one book from the Clinic’s collection to keep. This supports parents as they help their children develop speech and language skills through book-sharing activities.