The COE Counseling and Speech and Hearing Clinic is in great need of assistance. We are committed to providing an environment that will allow our students a safe environment in which to learn, the technology needed to prepare them for their profession, and the tools needed to serve our clients.
Below lists many of the opportunities we hope to be able to complete with your help.
1) ADA compliant doors for the entrance to the clinic: ~$6,500
Our clinic doors are fire doors and should not be propped open. Yet, we have clients and students who use walkers, canes, or wheelchairs. The doors are heavy and awkward, making them difficult to open, therefore creating a potential fall hazard. Refitting the doors with automatic openers to make our clinic accessible to the EMU community is desperately needed.
2) Computers that are used by clinicians for research: $10,000
Computers are used extensively in the clinic by clinicians for research and electronic records management. Replacing our antiquated computers would help in the education of our clinicians and increase efficency of client care. Ten new dell latitude 5520 laptops @ ~$2,000 apiece = $10,000.
3) Clinic Classroom Technology Refit: ~$20,000
Classrooms are modern marvels in today's university. Smart Boards, projection displays, and access to the latest research via internet connection is needed for today's students and future clinicians. With your help, we can refit the current clinic classroom with new technology that matches the speed at which our students learn.
4) Furniture replacement: ~$20,000
Our lobby and consultation room furniture is in need of replacement with new furniture that supports clients with disabilities. Our furniture gets heavy usage and has not been upgraded since the building was repurposed 22 years ago. With your help we can continue the tradition of excellence in care for all our clients.
5) Adjustable tables for client use: $5,000
The Speech & Hearing Clinic works with people of all ages and abilities. Each consultation room needs tables that adjust in height to accommodate the different types of clients (e.g., wheelchair bound, children, etc.) Five adjustable tables @ $1,000 apiece = $5,000.
6) Play therapy room refresh: ~$15,000
The Play therapy room allows young children to receive counseling services in a safe and fun environment. It has not been updated since the building opened in 1999. The room furnishings, therapeutic games, and environment is in need of a refresh. ~$15,000