Kay Armstead Center for Communicative Disorders

Photo:Clinic's Waiting Area




The Kay Armstead Center for Communication Disorders (KACCD) provides clinical services in speech, language and hearing evaluations, treatments and consultations. KACCD serves both the SJSU and south bay communities. Students, faculty, staff and local residents are welcome to inquire about our services. Referrals are accepted at any time.  We seek a range of clients for our center, in terms of both age and disorder.  We are qualified to diagnose and treat disorders in the areas of articulation, phonology, language, stuttering, voice, hearing, oral motor, cognition and social aspects of communication.  For information regarding communicative disorders, please see American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).

The goal of KACCD is to train students in the service delivery of speech-language pathology and audiology.  Thus, services are provided by SJSU students enrolled in our programs. The students are supervised by our licensed and certified speech-language pathologists and audiologists.

Services are provided at no charge to registered SJSU students and at a competitive cost to all others. The KACCD does not accept insurance or other third party reimbursements. Fees are paid in advance at the beginning of each semester for therapy.  Most sessions are one or two 50-minute visits per week.  

Speech-language and hearing evaluations are conducted in single-visit appointments which vary in length; fees are due on the day of the appointment.

In addition to our campus services, we offer hearing screenings to local preschools and faculty members are available for clinical presentations.

We are proud to serve the culturally diverse community of the San Jose area, as we have for over fifty years.  

The KACCD is located on the first floor Sweeney Hall. The entry way to our clinic faces the 7th Street Parking Garage, which is located on the corner of 7th Street and San Salvador. As soon as you enter the building, you will find our clinic waiting room along the right-hand side.

Equal Opportunity Policy:

The Department of Communication Disorders and Sciences 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.