The Edgar R. Garrett Speech and Hearing Center has provided services to Las Cruces and the surrounding areas for over 40 years. Combining instruction, evidenced-based practical experience, state of the art technology, and service, the center provides training for students in the Communication Disorders program and renders service to the community.
The Center provides diagnostic evaluations and therapy in the arts of speech, language, cognition, voice and swallow for all people across the lifespan. Referrals are accepted form all sources (i.e., self, medical, school, nonprofessionals). All services are supervised by speech language pathologists who are licensed in New Mexico and hold the Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech Language Pathology or Audiology from the American Speech Language Hearing Association.
The Edgar R. Garrett Speech and Hearing Center is a fee-for-service clinic where university students, staff, faculty and their immediate family receive a reduced rate. The center relies largely on donations to support the provision of clinical services as well as to purchase equipment, assessment and therapy materials. The Las Cruces Sertoma Club, part of an international civic organization that supports the field of communication disorders, recently donated $25,000 to the clinic for infant hearing testing and audiology equipment. In addition, Sertoma has provided supplementary funding for clinical supervision of students.
Located on the University’s main campus in the Speech building, near the intersection of Jordan and University Avenues, the Edgar R. Garrett Speech and Hearing Center provides year-round services by appointment. Services are offered in English and Spanish.
Students, faculty, staff, and persons served in the program’s clinic are treated in a nondiscriminatory manner – that is, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, participation restriction, age, sexual orientation, or status as a parent. The institution and program comply with all applicable laws, regulations, and executive orders pertaining thereto.