Communication Sciences and Disorders

Center for Communication Disorders

The California State University, Chico Communication Sciences and Disorders Program would like to inform its surrounding county residents of the services provided through the CSU, Chico Center for Communication Disorders. 

The center is located on campus and provides both diagnostic and rehabilitative services for individuals with communication disorders.

Center Information
Clinic DirectorKenyan Martin, M.A., CCC-SLP
Associate Clinic DirectorErin Smyser, M.A., CCC-SLP
Administrative Support
Coordinator
Jackie McMillan
LocationAymer J. Hamilton 100
Telephone530-898-5871
Fax530-898-6612
Business HoursM-F 8 a.m.- 6 p.m. 
Mailing AddressCenter for Communication Disorders
California State University, Chico
400 W. 1st St.
Chico, CA 95929-0350 

About the Center

As of August 2019, the Center for Communication Disorders (CCD) no longer charges a fee for service. In an effort to serve the north state most effectively and without restriction, all diagnostic and intervention services are provided at no cost. 

The CCD is a vital component of the Communication Sciences and Disorders Program (CMSD), operating as a training clinic for students in the CMSD graduate program under the supervision of master clinicians in the field of speech-language pathology. Under such supervision, student clinicians have the opportunity to work with individuals across the lifespan who present with a range of communication abilities and impairments. Beyond clinical education, the CCD is committed to serving the community by providing over 1,000 hours of evaluations and intervention each semester. Typical disorder areas include: articulation, phonology, apraxia, dysarthria, voice, fluency, expressive and receptive language, reading, pragmatics, cognition, and hearing loss.

The CCD welcomes donations, which directly support and contribute to the successful clinical education of CMSD graduate students and the services provided to the clients. The CCD successfully operates on $16,000 annually. Every donation is greatly appreciated and makes a significant difference in helping the CCD continue its mission. Donations in any amount can be made a number of ways: cash and checks are accepted at the CCD office (AJH 100) or by mail to the Center for Communication Disorders at the above mailing address. Checks should be made out to University Foundation with “Fund 6884” on the memo line. Credit card donations (one-time, recurring, or sustaining gift options) can be made via the red “Give a Gift” button to the left on this website. 

The Center for Communication Disorders provides equal opportunity in determining eligibility for clinical service for all qualified persons, and prohibits illegal discrimination based on age, race, religion, color, citizenship, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital or veteran status, and physical or mental impairment.

Exterior of Center for Communication Disorders

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