The Kay Armstead Center for Communication Disorders (KACCD) provides clinical services in speech, language and hearing evaluations, as well as treatment. The KACCD serves both the SJSU and surrounding communities.
This clinic serves as the first clinical experience for our extended masters students as well as college seniors interested in pursuing an MA degree in Speech-Language Pathology and/or Audiology. The clients who are appropriate for this clinic include children with mild language delay, articulation problems, or adults interested in accent modification.
Our child language clinic serves to address the needs of children who have a moderate to severe delay in receptive language, expressive language, phonological disorders or pragmatic language. We serve clients with various disorders and syndromes in this clinic, including autism, down syndrome, and other chromosomal disorders.
Child Specialty Clinic:
Children have the opportunity to learn and develop language in a fast-paced, fun environment, incorporating multiple methods of learning. Thematic activities, and highly-structured sessions will allow for your child to develop social skills, ability to manage transitions, and engage his/her whole body while working on specific language targets. This clinic serves a variety of clients, with a variety of challenges.
Adult Neurogenic Clinic:
Our adult neurogenic clinic serves to address the needs of adults who have suffered stroke, traumatic brain injury, or other injury to the brain. The clinic provides clients the opportunity to receive individual therapy in order to focus on specific goals, and then group therapy to generalize those goals into a group setting.
Adult Voice and Fluency Clinic:
This clinic focuses on adults who stutter, and clients with voice disorders. We also offer services to the transgender community in this clinic. Voice therapy services are provided in an individual setting one time per week. Adult fluency clinic is a group-based therapy setting, which allows clients to learn and practice techniques in a safe environment with other clients focusing on similar goals.
Adult Language Clinic:
This clinic focuses on the social and cognitive needs of adults in a group-based setting. Therapy is provided twice per week in a supportive setting.
This clinic allows anyone concerned with most aspects of communication to receive a comprehensive assessment with a detailed report. Most assessments take 2-3 hours. Accent modification, fluency, language, articulation, and voice disorders are examples of areas assessed.
Augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) includes all forms of communication (other than oral speech) that are used to express thoughts, needs, wants, and ideas. We all use AAC when we make facial expressions or gestures, use symbols or pictures, or write. Some individuals who have difficulty speaking may require an extensive evaluation to identify an appropriate AAC system that meets their communication needs.