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
Jackie McMillan
LocationAymer J. Hamilton 100
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

The Center for Communication Disorders (CCD) is a vital component of the Communication Sciences and Disorders Program (CMSD). The CCD serves 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 with a variety of communication disorders including, articulation/phonology, language, voice, and fluency.

Articulation/Phonology – the most common communication disorders in young children also known as speech sound disorders. Articulation disorders are motor based and phonological disorders are linguistic based.

Language - These disorders often involve inappropriate use of syntax, semantics, and/or pragmatics by children. Occasionally a child will fail to develop adequate language and will need help in eventually achieving the same language patterns as their peers. Adults who have suffered strokes or head injuries may also have language problems.

Voice - Problems of voice are often indicated by too high a pitch, chronic hoarseness, persisting irritation as with laryngitis, inadequate loudness, nasal voice, and other symptoms. 

Fluency - Fluency disorders (i.e., stuttering) are typified most often by word and sound repetition, momentary blockages of speech, and other associated symptoms. 

Aside from the vital role the CCD plays in the clinical development of graduate students, the clinic also provides low cost services to residents in the North State. 

University students and their dependents pay no fees for diagnostic or rehabilitative services. Non-CSU, Chico affiliated clients pay $75 for speech-language diagnostics and $250 per semester for speech and language intervention services. Provisions for waiving a portion of the fees may be considered on an individual basis depending on financial need and the approval of the Clinic Director.

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