Clinic celebrates clients with picnic

The Louisiana Tech Speech & Hearing Clinic hosted its annual May Picnic at the Lambright Sports & Wellness Center recently.

The picnic is an opportunity to celebrate the accomplishments of the individuals and families who receive services at the clinic.

This year, the highlight of the event was the inflatable obstacle course and the face painting. Although many activities catered to the children who attend the clinic, adult clients were also able to enjoy hot dogs and hamburgers and enjoy the provided photo backdrop.

May Picnic also allows clients and families to meet and make connections in a fun and upbeat environment.

Madeline Blundell, a graduate student, said, “My college client and another college client got to meet and talk for about an hour. They had no idea that other male college students were also in therapy.”

The event also serves as a service project for the National Student Speech-Language and Hearing Association (NSSHLA) on campus. 

Undergraduate and graduate students helped to set up the event, manned game booths and donated food. The May Picnic served as an opportunity for students to serve their campus and community and see what the profession of speech-language pathology is all about.

The Louisiana Tech Speech & Hearing Clinic serves children and adolescents with speech and language delays, difficulties with social skills, or with reading or writing difficulties, and adults with speaking, reading or writing difficulties.