Norma S. and Ray R. Rees
Speech, Language and Hearing Clinic
The Norma S. and Ray R. Rees Speech, Language and Hearing Clinic at California State University, East Bay is a teaching clinic for students who are preparing for careers in Speech-Language Pathology. All clinical procedures are conducted by students under the supervision of certified and licensed professionals.
WHO The clients represent all age groups from preschool children to senior citizens. Each client demonstrates a speech, hearing or language problem. These problems include, but are not limited to, articulation problems, language delays or disorders, voice problems, hearing loss, auditory perceptual impairments, dysfluency, aphasia, and dysarthria. The clinicians are graduate and undergraduate students preparing for careers in speech-language pathology or audiology who have completed considerable course work in communication processes and disorders. Students work under the direct supervision of speech pathologists and audiologists who hold the Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language- Hearing Association and who are licensed by the State of California.
The Department of Communicative Sciences and Disorders is committed to the principle of equal opportunity. The University, College and Department do not discriminate in the delivery of professional services or the conduct of research scholarly activity on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, gender, gender-identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, physical characteristics or disability.
WHAT The clinic offers speech, hearing and language screening, evaluations, and treatment, including the development of home programs. An individualized therapy program is developed and implemented for each client. A full range of up-to-date equipment and materials is available. Students and family members may observe therapy through modern observation facilities. Please note that our clinic is unable to offer services for auditory processing disorders (as determined by an audiologist).
WHEN The therapy schedule is linked to the academic quarter at the university. For Fall, Winter and Spring, hourly sessions are held twice a week for nine weeks; for the Summer, three times a week for six weeks. The clinic itself is open Monday through Thursday, with individual appointments starting on the hour between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm. Therapy is scheduled at times convenient to both clinicians and clients. Since students earn academic credit for providing therapy, a minimum of 15 hours of therapy is required each quarter for each client. Diagnostic evaluations are typically scheduled during academic quarters, though they may be scheduled during academic recesses if supervisors and students are available
WHERE The clinic is located in the Music Building, Room 1099, on the California State University, East Bay Hayward Campus
WHY Speech-Language pathology and audiology services help prevent communication problems, help clients to communicate at their maximum potential, and help families to understand these problems and communicate more easily with each client.
HOW An application must be completed by the potential client or caregiver with legal authority to do so. Referrals are accepted but not required to apply for services. An application is considered complete when pertinent medical, social, and educational records have been received. The client is then scheduled for a diagnostic evaluation. Results are discussed with the client and family and a report is sent to the referring physician or individual upon request. If therapy is indicated, the client is advised regarding how to obtain appropriate services, either in our clinic or at another facility. To apply, use the "Clinic Application" link at the left.
COST Modest fees are charged for various clinical services, and a 20% discount is available for those whose only source of income is through government assistance. A fee sheet is provided in the application for clinical services.
For further information or to initiate a referral, contact the clinic at (510) 885-3241.
Please note that as a university training program, the Cal State East Bay Norma S. and Ray R. Rees Speech, Language and Hearing Clinic cannot comply with Medicare policies and is not a Medicare provider for evaluation or treatment services.