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Department of Communicative Sciences and Deaf Studies

Communicative Sciences and Deaf Studies Adult Research Clinic

The CSDS Adult Research Clinic at Fresno State is dedicated to serving people in the community of all ages with a variety of communication issues. The clinic functions as a vital part of the Department of Communicative Sciences and Deaf Studies by providing opportunities for advanced clinical training and research for our graduate students.

Clinic Information and Services

The services offered by the CSDS Adult 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.

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. 

Fee: Free

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.

Note: This clinic is currently closed, until further notice

Fee: Free

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SPEAK OUT! ® Therapy Program for People with Parkinson’s Disease Research Clinic:

SPEAK OUT! ® Therapy Program is for individuals with Parkinson’s and Parkinson-plus syndromes.  This clinic is the first of a two-part therapy program and 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. 

Following the initial twelve sessions of individual therapy, clients are transitioned to our group program.  The second and ongoing part of SPEAK OUT! ®   program and consists of ongoing group therapy sessions meant to foster the maintenance of progress made during the previous twelve sessions.  In this clinic, graduate students will conduct a group therapy session providing ongoing vocal practice, accountability, and encouragement. 

All activities conducted in the SPEAK OUT! ® research clinics are under the supervision of a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist.

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

Please follow the link to view the Parkinson's Voice Project's website

Fee: Free

Contact Us

Professional Human Services, 
Room 252 
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Email  I  559.278.2422 

Office Hours:
8 a.m. - 5 p.m. (closed 12 - 1 p.m.)

Mailing Address:
5310 N. Campus Dr. M/S PH 80, Fresno, CA 93740