Kay Armstead Clinic

 Kay Armstead Center for Communicative Disorders

The Kay Armstead Center for Communicative Disorders (KACCD) is a non-profit community clinic that has been serving the needs of individuals of all ages, demonstrating a wide variety of speech, language and hearing difficulties and differences, for over fifty years.

The Kay Armstead Center for Communication Disorders is housed within the CDS Department. The KACCD Clinic has a threefold purpose:

  1. to provide a quality clinical education for undergraduate and master's students in the CDS program;
  2. to serve the needs of children and adults with communication and other associated disorders and differences in San José and surrounding area; and,
  3. to provide a space for student and faculty to conduct clinical research in communication and related disorders.

To this end, the KACCD Clinic offers a full range of services that address pressing community needs. Clinical services are available to people with developmental or acquired communication disorders.

At the KACCD Clinic, master's students evaluate and treat clients with various communication disorders under the direct supervision of certified, master’s and doctoral level speech-language pathologists and audiologists. Each semester, the clinic provides speech, language, and hearing services to over hundreds of children and adults from the Bay Area area. In addition, student clinicians and faculty participate in numerous community outreach activities, such as speech, language, and hearing screenings for preschool children and adults. The student clinicians in the KACCD Clinic provide services in specialty areas such as augmentative and alternative communication, voice, fluency, and neurogenics.

We strive to provide services to clients of all ages and backgrounds. In accordance with the California State University system and federal and state laws, we do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, genetic information, religion, sexual identity, veteran status, or income in its programs and activities.


The KACCD is located on the first floor of Sweeney Hall (SH) via Room 118B. The entrance is located next to the 7th street parking garage (South garage). Please refer to thismap for additional guidance to the clinic's location.


  • Hearing Services
  • Speech-Language Services

Clinic Contributions

In order to provide speech, language, and hearing services to our community, KACCD relies on donations from clients and the community.

Donations to the clinic can be made here at https://commerce.cashnet.com/SJSUCDS

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