The Communicative Disorders Clinic
The Communicative Disorders (CD) Clinic at San Francisco State University was established more than 50 years ago. 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
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 are 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.
Speech and Language Clinics
- Child Speech-Language Clinics. Individual and group treatment for child clients who have been recommended for speech and/or language treatment for a variety of needs. The treatment sessions meet two times per week for approximately 55 minutes each session.
- Adult Speech-Language Clinics. Individual and group treatment for adult clients who have been recommended for speech and/or language treatment for a variety of needs, including aphasia, motor speech disorders, and traumatic brain injury. Individual and/or group sessions are scheduled for approximately 90 minutes.
- Augmentative and Alternative Communication Storytellers' Club: Children
- Augmentative and Alternative Communication Conversation Club: Adults
- Cesar Chavez Elementary School Clinic
- Family-Centered Autism Spectrum Clinic
- Toddler Clinic
- Accent Modification Clinic for Adults
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:
- Application Form for Services(Español: Aplicación Para Servicios),
- Statement of Understanding of Clinic Purposes (Español: La Declaración para Comprender los Propósitos de la Clínica), and
- Information Sheet about Fees for Clinical Services (Español: Cuotas De Los Servicios).
Hours: Monday - Friday, 9 am - 4 pm
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.
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 http://www.sfsu.edu/~parking/directions/.
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.
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.
|Off-campus speech, language, and hearing screening (advanced scheduling required; please contact our clinic at firstname.lastname@example.org)||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|