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Houston Speech And Hearing Center At 1343 Moursound Ave.


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I'm looking for an image of the old Houston Speech and Hearing Clinic. The clinic was built sometime in between 1959 and 1963, and had a 40,000 SF expansion in the early 1970s.

Some history here:

The University of Texas Speech and Hearing Institute was founded in 1951 as the Houston Speech and Hearing Clinic. It joined the UT system in 1971 and for a year was the Division of Communicative Disorders of the University of Texas Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at Houston. In October 1972 it was renamed the University of Texas Speech and Hearing Institute at Houston and became part of the UT Health Science Center at Houston. Struggling with reduced state funding, fewer resources for faculty and research, and diminished demand for educational programs, its services were taken over by the United Way of the Texas Gulf Coast and the Institute closed on October 31, 1992.


More history that was a little harder to find:

The Houston Speech and Hearing Center continued its patient care and education programs during 1970 as well as a limited research endeavor. There was a total of 1,882 diagnostic visits and 392 children and youth participated in the instructional and therapy programs. There were 28 full-time personnel on the staff. An example of very significant work at the Speech and Hearing Center is that now being conducted by Dr. Tina Bangs. She serves as the Project Director of a grant from the Bureau of Education for the Handicapped of the Office of Education, H.E.W. This program is concerned with the development of and carrying out of a model program for the pre-school education of the very young, handicapped child.

The children in the program are divided into two age categories, birth to three years and first grade age. This latter group is being taught in a new non-graded educational program. Educators from other States, Europe, Latin America, Canada and Australia have visited the classes and Dr. Bangs has conducted numerous short courses for others who wish to develop similar educational programs for handicapped pre-school children.


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