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Maryjane Reese Language, Speech & Hearing Center

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For close to 65 years, the department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, formally known as the department of Speech Pathology and Audiology, has remained committed to providing the community with exceptional speech, language, and hearing services through our on-campus clinic, the Maryjane Rees Language, Speech and Hearing Center.

Not only have we produced top-ranked clinicians throughout the years with our highly respected clinical education, we have positively impacted the lives of thousands of people across the life span by providing compassionate and quality-based services.

Our Location

Join our Circle of Golden Hearts

This Center is now funded by voluntary donations made by clients and community members, which allows us to broaden our reach into the community, making our clinical services accessible to all as we move into our newly expanded, state-of-the-art facility in Folsom Hall and continue our tradition of providing exceptional clinical services.

Money donated directly supports the training of our graduate clinicians and the services we provide to our community members.  The following levels identify how your donations support our clinical services:

  • $800 covers the costs of providing therapy for one academic year for one client
  • $400 covers the costs of providing therapy for one semester for one client
  • $200 covers the costs of providing therapy for half a semester for one client
  • $75 covers the cost of a speech and language, or hearing evaluation

Associated costs includes the purchase of standardized testing materials, protocols, clinic supplies and therapy materials, and items needed to implement home programs for our clients.

Donations in any amount are welcome at any time.  You, a family member, or any one of your friends can help us maintain our tradition of providing exceptional clinical services in our on-campus clinic by making a donation.  Donations can be dropped off at the clinic reception desk, or you may also donate online at: 

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All those who have donated will be invited to join us at our annual Clinic Open House, held each year in May.  We welcome the opportunity to showcase our students and clients, honoring all those who have joined our Circle of Golden Hearts.

Join our circle, and together we can change lives!

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Speech & Language Services Overview

Assessment and therapy are available for children, teens, and adults with communication challenges. Therapy is provided in individual and small-group formats. Some areas of focus include: 

  • Accent Modification
  • Alaryngeal Speech
  • Aphasia
  • Apraxia
  • Auditory Processing
  • Cleft Palate
  • Cognition
  • Dysarthria
  • Expressive Language
  • Hearing Loss
  • Reading Disorders
  • Receptive Language
  • Social Pragmatic Language
  • Speech Sound Disorders
  • Stuttering
  • Transgender Voice Therapy
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Voice Disorders

Accent Modification

Professionals and students who are non-native American-English speakers can improve their American-English speaking skills for academic, social and business enhancement. Individual and group therapy sessions are customized to the communication needs of each client using functional communication activities.

Accent Modification services benefit:

  • International students and faculty
  • Business professionals
  • Allied health and medical practitioners
  • Clergy and other leaders
  • Customer service and telecommunications professionals

Language & Literacy

Our clinic offers comprehensive language-literacy evaluations conducted by student clinicians who, in collaboration with Clinical Instructors, determine ap­propriate recommendations and provide individual and small-group clinic-based sessions to individuals with language-based reading problems and developmental reading disabilities, including dyslexia.

Our clinic offers comprehensive language-literacy evaluations conducted by student clinicians who, in collaboration with Clinical Instructors, determine ap­propriate recommendations and provide individual and small-group clinic-based sessions to individuals with language-based reading problems and developmental reading disabilities, including dyslexia.

Neuro Service Alliance

NEURO SERVICE ALLiANCE (NeuroSA) is designed espe­cially for adults with acquired neurogenic communication and/or cognitive disorders. Within NeuroSA, a broad range of services are available including traditional therapy provided by supervised graduate clinicians, and a vari­ety of group-based programs provided by trained and supervised undergraduate and graduate students in the Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology.

This program includes a variety of op­portunities for persons with aphasia. These aphasia-friendly activities include conversation-based groups, Communication Recovery Groups-Sacramento (CRG-SAC), weekly Aphasia Book Club (ABC) meetings that are offered in English or Spanish, and a weekly art class that blends creativity and communication. Future growth within NeuroSA includes programs for persons and their signifi­cant others who are living with dementia, traumatic brain injury, and Parkinson’s disease. Finally, for those individu­als who may benefit from using smart phones, tablets and other devices, a future program, Creating Access with Tech­nology, will offer interested individuals with invaluable training and practice to support improved competence, confidence, and independence with technology.

In addition, our on-campus clinic provides exception­al individual speech and language therapy for those individuals of all ages who are experiencing neurogenic cognitive-communication deficits associated with stroke, brain injury, concussion, progressive disorders, and other neurological impairment. Therapy sessions are designed to maximize the cognitive and/or commu­nication abilities of individual clients and utilize broad communication or cognitive strategies. Our faculty provide expert knowledge and real-world experience to guide and support student clinicians, ensuring skillful therapy that is sensitive to the needs of each client.

NeuroService Alliance Resource Handbook

TRANSitions Voice Therapy

The TRANSitions Voice Clinic is dedicated to in­dividuals who want to use a healthy, normal voice in their chosen professional, personal, and gender roles. The clinic is designed to educate and train clients in producing voice with optimum qualities in a sustainable manner so that individuals can present themselves in a way that they are comfort­able with across situations and settings.

The TRANSitions Voice Clinic is part of the Mary­jane Rees Language, Speech and Hearing Center at Sacramento State, an education and training facility preparing students for careers in speech-language pathology and audiology. The TRAN­Sitions clinic specializes in the evaluation and treatment of conditions that limit one’s ability to communicate freely. This includes non-verbal communication such as gesture, facial expression, and posture as well as the melody, rhythm, and length of speech.

Therapy

  • The TRANSitions voice clinic is scheduled as 70-minute sessions twice a week for twelve weeks.
  • Twenty minutes are given to group voice instruction or conversation if there are interesting legal and/or politi­cal events of interest to clients and clinicians.
  • 50 minutes are devoted to individual sessions between student therapist and client.
  • If the clinic is over-enrolled, sessions may be conducted in small groups if the client agrees to the arrangement

Our Location

Mailing Address:

Maryjane Rees Language, Speech and Hearing Center
California State University, Sacramento
6000 J Street MS 6071
Sacramento, CA 95819
(916) 278-6601

Physical Location

Folsom Hall 2203,
7667 Folsom Boulevard,
Sacramento, CA 95826

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