Department of Communicative Disorders

Fernwood Building, 3071 Kingstown Rd, Kingston, RI 02881

– 401.874.5969

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Speech and Hearing Centers

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Monday – Friday
8:30am – 4:30pm

The URI Speech and Hearing Centers provide comprehensive clinical services, both at the Kingston campus and our Pawtucket facility. These centers offer a broad range of speech-language and hearing services to clients of all ages. Those accepted for diagnostic and/or therapy services receive treatment from qualified professionals, with the assistance of trained graduate students in speech-language pathology and audiology.


Our services include (but are not limited to):

  • Diagnostic hearing tests
  • Hearing aid evaluations and dispensation
  • Aural rehabilitation
  • Assessment and treatment for voice, articulation, fluency, and language disorders
  • Assessment and treatment for autism spectrum disorders and difficulties with literacy learning
  • Communication and cognitive therapy for adults with neurological disorders resulting from strokes or traumatic brain injuries
  • Programs to improve fluency for English language learners

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Elizabeth Connors, Director of Clinical Services, and the teaching faculty within the Department of Communicative Disorders are routinely involved in clinic supervision, teaching and research. They are assisted by trained graduate students in speech-language pathology.

Dr. Rachel Smith is the Audiology Clinic Coordinator, and provides hearing testing and hearing aid services to the local community while giving undergraduate students the opportunity to learn in an active clinical setting.


Modest fees for clinical services are generally reduced for members of the URI Community and are adjusted for others consistent with ability to pay.


The Kingston Speech and Hearing Center is located in Independence Square at 25 W. Independence Way just off Kingstown Road.

The Pawtucket Speech and Hearing Center is located in Pawtucket’s Independence Square at 500 Prospect Street.

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