Speech-Hearing Center Okayed for Shreveport
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To Serve Region Speech-Hearing Center | Okayed for Shreveport By MARGARET MARTIN Times Medical Writer Establishment of a $250,000 Regional Center for Communi-cations D i s o r d e r s was an-nounced at a press conference yesterday by state Sen. Donald W. Williamson and Lester C. Haas, president of the Caddo Foundation for Exceptional Children. Purpose of the center is for e v a l u a t i o n and therapeutic treatment of children and adults with hearing or speech disor-ders. It will also be used as a training facility for resident doctors and college students and will serve as a research facility. The center will be housed in a renovated Linwood Apartment complex b u i l d i n g owned by Louisiana State University Med-ical School at Shreveport, and will be operated by the Caddo Foundation. Construction, alterations and additions to the apartment will begin soon, but officials predict that operations can begin within a month in temporary quarters made available in the Northwest Louisiana Rehabilitation Center. The center is the result of three years of research by the Junior League of Shreveport and the Caddo Foundation. It will serve the Ark-La-Tex area providing speech disorder evaluation and therapy, hearing evaluation and therapy, lip reading instruction, psychome-tric therapy and hearing aid consultation. A parent-infant guidance service will be includ-ed for children too young to enter the deaf-oral program in the school system. The center's staff will include an audiologist, speech patholo-gist, a teacher of the deaf and a psychologist trained to work with children whose hearing is impaired. The $250,000 required for the construction, equipping and ini-tial operation has been -rovided by the Junior League, the U.S. Department of Health, Educa-tion and Welfare through the Division of Vocational Rehabili-tation, the State Department of Education; the Shreveport-Bos-sier Foundation and the Caddo Foundation for Exceptional Children. Fees, except for testing school children, will be based on the individual's ability to pay. Con-| tractual arrangements will be made with various agencies in the area for testing services. SHREVEPORT TIMES 6-15-73 Friday
|Title||Speech-Hearing Center Okayed for Shreveport|
Mollie E. Webb Speech and Hearing Center (Shreveport, La.)
Linwood Apartments (Shreveport, La.)
Haas, Lester C.
Williamson, Donald W.
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|Coverage-Spatial||Shreveport (Caddo, La.)|
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