Communicative Disorders Program Department of Special Education

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The Communicative Disorders Clinic

About the Communicative Disorders Clinic

The Services Offered

Speech and Language Clinics

How to Get Services

Directions & Parking

Disability Access


About the Communicative Disorders Clinic

The Communicative Disorders (CD) Clinic at San Francisco State University was established in 1948. The CD Clinic is an educational and training facility for master’s level clinicians preparing to enter the profession of speech-language pathology. Our services are open to the public. Graduate students provide screenings, diagnostic evaluations, and therapeutic services to infants, toddlers, children, adolescents, and adults with various disorders of speech, language, and hearing.

The goal of the CD Clinic faculty is to educate the speech-language pathologist of tomorrow. In addition, the CD Clinic provides individuals in the Bay Area with much-needed, high quality services at an affordable cost. Because we are a training facility, we are able to offer screenings, diagnostic evaluations, and speech and language therapy services at a reduced fee. These services are provided during the fall, spring, and summer semesters.

All diagnostic and therapy services are offered by appointment and are performed under the direct supervision of state-licensed and American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) certified faculty

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Examples of Speech-Language Pathology Services Offered

The CD Clinic offers speech-language screenings, diagnostic evaluations, and therapeutic services for both children and adults. One-on-one and small group therapy sessions may be available to address:

  • Speech sound production errors
  • Developmental language delay
  • Stuttering and fluency disorders
  • Oral motor disorders
  • Stuttering and fluency disorders
  • Voice disorders
  • Communicative disorders associated with hearing impairment
  • Communicative disorders resulting from brain injury, stroke, or neuromuscular disability
  • Speech production disorders resulting from craniofacial conditions
  • Central Auditory Processing Disorders
  • Accent modification
  • Language enrichment for preschoolers

Individual and small group therapy sessions are typically scheduled for 55 minutes, one to two times per week. Family participation is highly encouraged.

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Speech and Language Clinics

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Getting Services at the CD Clinic

Anyone interested in receiving services at the SFSU CD Clinic is welcome to contact our office for more information or to receive an application packet by mail. The application packet consists of:

  1. Application Form for Services(Español: Aplicación Para Servicios),
  2. Statement of Understanding of Clinic Purposes (Español: La Declaración para Comprender los Propósitos de la Clínica), and
  3. Information Sheet about Fees for Clinical Services (Español: Cuotas De Los Servicios).

Hours: Monday - Friday, 9 am - 4 pm

Phone: 415.338.1001


Fax: 415.338.0916


No referrals are required. Services are offered on a first-come-first serve basis, and as clinic openings become available that address a client's specific needs. If services are not immediately available, clients are placed on a waitlist.

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Directions and Parking

The CD Clinic is located on the ground floor of Burk Hall on the San Francisco State University (SFSU) main campus. Burk Hall is highlighted in this campus map.

Parking is available within walking distance of the CD Clinic. Parking at SFSU is $1 per hour with a $5 maximum per day. Detailed directions to SFSU and information about parking are available at

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The CD Clinic was designed to be accessible to individuals with disabilities. Adaptive features include elevators, amplified telephones, and wheelchair-friendly water fountains and rest rooms.

To park in any blue zone, guests with a DMV placard/ license plate should obtain a guest parking permit or call the Department of Public Safety (415.338.7200) upon arrival. For those who need assistance, transportation from Burk Hall to the parking lot is available through the Disability Programs and Resource Center on campus.

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A modest fee is charged for most services offered in the CD Clinic, however we strive to offer services at a significant reduction or free of charge whenever possible. There is a sliding scale and no client will be denied services because of inability to pay. The CD Clinic appreciates gifts from those who wish to make additional donations.

Semester Fees
Off-campus speech, language, and hearing screening (advanced scheduling required; please contact our clinic at varies
On-campus Speech-Language Evaluation $75
Child Speech-Language Therapy Clinics (2 hours per week) $550
Adult Speech-Language Therapy Clinics(1 hour per week) $225
Accent Modification Clinic for Adults $225
Augmentative and Alternative Communication Clinic: Storytellers Club for Children free
Augmentative and Alternative Communication Clinic: Conversation Club for Adults free
Family-Centered Autism Spectrum Communication Clinic free
Early Childhood Education Center / Children's Campus Early Intervention Clinic free
Cesar Chavez Elementary School Clinic free


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