Named after former Pennsylvania Governor, George Leader, the Center is a key part of the Speech, Language and Hearing Department, which is a accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology. State-of-the-art equipment is used to provide diagnostic and therapeutic clinical services for individuals of all ages with communication problems affecting speech, language, voice, cognition, and fluency. As a premier training facility, Leader provides graduate students with clinical experience under the guidance and supervision of ASHA-certified and Pennsylvania-licensed clinical supervisors/faculty. Hours of operation are flexible, including late afternoon and evening appointments to accommodate working clients/parents. As a fee-for-service provider with funding support from the University, Leader offers premium services for a reasonable fee (sliding fee scale based on income and family size). Leader Center does not discriminate in the delivery of clinical services on the basis of race or ethnicity, gender, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, or disability.
The mission of Edinboro University's Leader Speech and Hearing Center is to provide a supervised training environment in clinical service delivery, including observation, screening, assessment, counseling, and therapeutic intervention, for students in the speech-language pathology degree program. As a bridge between theory, practice, and community, the Leader Center exposes students to a variety of communication and cognitive disorders, populations, service delivery models, service delivery settings, and supervisory styles, while providing outreach to those in need of services, regardless of financial ability.