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Speech, Hearing, and Learning Services


Speech, Language, Hearing, and Swallowing Services

Speech, language, and swallowing services at the center are provided by Communication Sciences and Disorders graduate students. Students are supervised by Longwood University faculty and clinical supervisors who are nationally certified, Commonwealth of Virginia licensed professionals with many years of experience and expertise. The clinical supervisors provide ongoing, direct supervision of all assessment and intervention activities.  For more information, please contact Dr. Lissa Power-deFur, clinic director, at 434-395-2369 (powerdefurea@longwood.edu) or Carolyn Higgins, office manager, at 434-395-2972 (higginsca@longwood.edu).


Thirty-seven members of Governor Bob McDonnell's staff recently received hearing screenings and learned some facts about how to protect their hearing, all courtesy of Longwood's communication sciences and disorders (CSDS) graduate program.  Click here for more details. 


Literacy Development Tips

Click here for information on Language and Literacy Development.


Tutoring Program



Tutoring in math, reading , English, sciences, social studies, or social skills is available.

Tutoring will be done one-on-one or in a small group setting (2-3 children per tutor) conducted by a Longwood student under faculty supervision.

For additional information or referral for tutoring:
Please call 434-395-2972 or e-mail: higginsca@longwood.edu
TOLL FREE: 1-866-518-8828

Child Case History Form for Tutoring

Adult Case History Form for Tutoring



Mrs. Kim Grey stated, "Jessica has improved her grades thanks to this program."  (Jessica is a high school student who recently received Algebra I tutoring on an individual basis at LCCLL).


Infant and Toddler Connection of the Heartland

The Infant and Toddler Connection of the Heartland provides early intervention services to children ages birth to 3 years in the home environment for families in the surrounding communities.

For additional information call 434-395-4978. 

Toll Free:  866-392-8502