The Center provides comprehensive language and eating therapies to increase communication and social skills and improve eating and nutrition.
We are dedicated to improving the quality of life of our clients and their families using a comprehensive approach to language and feeding therapy. Our intervention is up to date, researched based, and collaborative between Speech-Language Pathologists, students, families, the community, and other professionals.
The East Tennessee State University Center for Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology at the Nave Center underwent extensive renovations this year, expanding services offered at the interdisciplinary, interprofessional clinic located in Elizabethton.
This facility has served as an academic space for ETSU since 1976 and has transformed over the years into an interdisciplinary clinic with multiple areas of practice that serves community health care needs and educates ETSU students who are pursuing a variety of careers in the rehabilitative and diagnostic health sciences.
During the summer, former classrooms and lab spaces were transformed into additional SLP examination and observation suites so that ETSU’s SLP clinics could move from ETSU’s main campus to the Nave Center.
The audiology services offered at the Nave Center include comprehensive hearing evaluations for all ages (newborns to geriatric patients); electrophysiologic testing, such as Auditory Brainstem Response (ABR); central auditory processing evaluations for school-aged children; hearing aid fittings and repairs; cochlear implant candidacy and mapping; hearing conservation and prevention; tinnitus assessment and management; and audiologic rehabilitation for all ages.
The center also offers comprehensive SLP services for pediatric and adult SLP diagnostic evaluation and therapeutic intervention services for individuals with communication and swallowing issues.
Other specialty programs at the Nave Center include the Positive Eating Program, designed for children with behavioral and sensory-based feeding challenges; the Social Communication Skills program, offering evaluation and treatment for children and adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder; Auditory-Verbal Therapy (AVT) intervention for children who are deaf or hard of hearing; and aural rehabilitation services.
To learn more about the services offered at the ETSU Center for Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology, contact us at email@example.com.