Maryjane Rees Language, Speech, and Hearing Center

The Maryjane Rees Language, Speech and Hearing Center is dedicated to the evaluation and treatment of conditions that limit one’s ability to communicate freely. The Center has been an education and training facility since 1952 for students preparing for careers in speech-language pathology and audiology.


Speech and language disorders affect people of all ages. Graduate students evaluate and treat speech and language problems under close supervision by faculty who are nationally certified and state-licensed speech-language pathologists or audiologists.  


Assessment and treatment services are available for disorders associated with:

  • Articulation (The quality, clarity or sharpness of speech)
  • Fluency: Speech is disrupted by abnormal rhythm and rate (e.g., stuttering and cluttering)
  • Voice: Speech is disrupted by abnormal vocal pitch, loudness, and/or quality.
  • Voice: Transgender voice modification
  • Phonological disorders (the way sounds function in languages, including phonemes, syllable structure, stress, accent, intonation, and which sounds are distinctive units within a language.)
  • Accent modification
  • Phonological difficulties associated with English as a second language (ESL).
  • Language and augmentative/alternative communication (AAC).
  • Speech is disrupted secondary to developmental disorders and syndromes, degenerative disorders or complex problems.
  • Communication problems associated with peripheral hearing loss such as nerve loss.
  • Communication problems associated with CAP - Central Auditory Processing disorders 
  • Language disorders secondary to myriad contributing factors including delayed development, neurological problems, and various genetic conditions.
  • Speech and Language are disordered secondary to neurogenically related problems such as cerebrovascular accident, traumatic brain injury, or other neurological disorders.
  • Language and Literacy Development

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In order to ensure the highest quality services, all new clients to the Center are requested to complete a questionnaire and submit pertinent records prior to being scheduled. All new clients to the Center will be evaluated prior to enrollment in therapy. In some instances, a recent speech or language evaluation from another agency is an acceptable alternative to the evaluation.   

The Center enrolls clients for speech/language therapy according to the University calendar for the fall and spring semesters. Clients are selected on a first come, first served basis; however, the training needs of the student clinicians are also a consideration. Please call the Center for additional enrollment information at (916)278-6601. Referrals are not necessary.   

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Parking on campus is limited.

  • Each client receives ONE parking pass per semester. No exceptions. Replacements will not be issued.
  • Clients will receive specific instructions for requesting parking passed when they are scheduled. Clients must provide vehicle license plate information to the scheduler(s).
  • Parking citations are the responsibility of the driver/client. The clinic/department will not pay for nor reimburse clients for parking citations. For citation appeal or payment information, please visit the Transportation and Parking Services website or call (916) 278-PARK (7275).
  • Client parking passes are only valid on the days and times marked on the pass. Use of a pass at any other time WILL result in a parking citation.
  • If you do not follow the procedures for requesting a permit, you will need to purchase a daily permit at the information booth. These daily passes are only valid in student lots and are not valid in Speech spaces or Lot 2. Parking in Lot 2 with a purchased daily permit, WILL result in a parking citation. Cost of daily permits will not be covered by the Center.
  • Parking permits must be displayed face up on the dashboard so that they can be read from the curb. Failure to display permits properly WILL result in a parking citation.
  • If you have a handicapped placard/license, you must also display a parking permit.
  • Failure to display a valid parking permit WILL result in a parking citation
  • For additional parking information, please contact Transportation and Parking Services or call (916) 278-PARK (7275)

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