Speech and Hearing Clinic

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The Speech-Language and Hearing Clinic at California State University, Fresno is dedicated to serving the communicatively handicapped. Evaluation and remedial services are available for persons of all ages with speech, language and hearing impairments. The Clinic functions as a vital part of the Department of Communicative Disorders and Deaf Studies by providing opportunities for advanced clinical training and research.

The basic services offered by the Speech-Language and Hearing Clinic include diagnosis and treatment for individuals who may experience a variety of different communication problems or disorders, such as phonological disorders, fluency disorders, voice disorders, hearing loss or deafness, cerebral palsy, articulation disorders, post stroke aphasia, or delayed language.

Services are provided by graduate students under direct supervision of faculty members. All clinical supervisors are licensed by the State of California Board of Medical Examiners and certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association in Speech Pathology or Audiology.

Speech and language evaluations are followed by conferences with the client or parent. Appropriate recommendations and/or referrals are made at that time. If therapy is indicated, the individual is eligible for treatment sessions at the Clinic. Speech therapy sessions are held two times a week and usually are thirty-five minutes in length.

The Audiology Clinic functions as an integral part of the Speech-Language and Hearing Clinic. Services include evaluations to determine the type and severity of hearing loss and aural rehabilitation within the treatment component. Hearing screening programs are available for schools, agencies and private industry.

Referrals for diagnosis and/or treatment may be made by mail, telephone, or in person. Sources include physicians, public or private schools, community medical agencies, parents or by self-referral.

The Speech-Language and Hearing Clinic is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Please call the office if you have any questions regarding the location of the clinic, parking, fees, or clinic policies.

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Fees

Each semester of clinic includes 24, 40-minute sessions spread out over either 12 weeks, or 6 weeks during the summer. The cost of a semester of treatment is $250. The clinic has payment plans available to choose from.

Dates and Hours of Operation

The Speech, Language, and Hearing Clinic operates for 12-week sessions during the fall and spring semesters, and for an intense 6-week session during the summer semester. Please contact the Clinic for specific dates of operation.

The Clinic office is open M-F from 8:00am - 5:00pm on a year round basis.

Application Process and Forms

The Speech, Language, and Hearing Clinic is located on the second floor of the Psychology and Human Services Building. The room number is PHS 222.

The Speech, Language, and Hearing Clinic accepts applications from people in the community, as well as from medical facilities or doctors' referrals. In order to be considered for a diagnostic session, and possible treatment, fill out a case history form with information specific to the client, and either walk it into our office (PHS 252), or mail it to the clinic at the following address:

CSU, Fresno Speech, Language, and Hearing Clinic
5310 N. Campus Drive M/S PH 80
Fresno, CA 93740-8019

When a case history form is received, it will be processed, and the client will be placed on our waiting list for future consideration. Clients are typically served on a first come, first served basis. However, because the purpose of the clinic is to train future speech-language pathologists, clients will occasionally be chosen from the waiting list that are demonstrating specific disorders in order to provide specialized training for our students.

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