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CSDS Research Clinic

Clinic Information

The services offered by the Communicative Sciences and Deaf Studies (CSDS) Research Clinics include diagnosis, and treatment for individuals who may experience communication problems or disorders, such as post stroke aphasia, dysarthria, right hemisphere syndrome, deficits related to a brain injury, as well as dysarthria resulting from Parkinson’s Disease.  Clients can self–refer and can live anywhere in the San Joaquin Valley.

Services are provided by graduate students under the direct supervision of faculty members or contracted speech-language pathologists.  All professional supervisors are licensed by the State of California and are certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association in Speech Pathology.

Aphasia and Brain Injury Individual Research Clinic

Speech and language evaluations are followed by conferences the client/caregiver.  Appropriate recommendations and/or referrals are made at that time.  If therapy is indicated, the individual is eligible for treatment sessions at the clinic.  Individual therapy sessions are held two times a week over a 12-week period in Fall and Spring semesters and usually are 35 minutes in length.  In the summer, sessions are held four days a week for a six-week period. 

Aphasia Group Research Clinic

The Aphasia Clinic is available for adults of all ages who have suffered a stroke that resulted in communication issues/Aphasia.  The Aphasia Clinic meets in a group setting and is facilitated by graduate clinicians as well as a professor in the Department.  It is a wonderful way to offer therapy in a natural group environment as well as an opportunity for clients with Aphasia to socialize and offer support to one another.  The Aphasia Clinic typically meets on Wednesdays from 11:00am-12:00pm and Fridays from 9:30-11:00am.

SPEAK OUT!® Parkinson's Individual Speech Therapy Research Clinic

SPEAK OUT!® is a program for individuals with Parkinson's and Parkinson-plus syndromes. This clinic is the first of a two-part therapy program and typically consists of twelve individual speech therapy sessions. In this clinic, graduate students will conduct a specific evaluation and treatment outlined in the SPEAK OUT!® Program. All activities conducted in this research clinic are under the supervision of a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist.

The LOUD Crowd® Parkinson's Group Speech Therapy Research Clinic

The LOUD Crowd® group program is the second of a two-part therapy program that follows the SPEAK OUT!® Program. The LOUD Crowd® consists of ongoing group therapy sessions meant to foster the maintenance of progress made during the previously completed SPEAK OUT!® Program. In this clinic, graduate students will conduct a group therapy session providing ongoing vocal practice, accountability and encouragement. All activities conducted in this research clinic are under the supervision of a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist.

* Note: All placements are subject to approval by our clinic director.