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Audiology Services

Audiology Services include:

The CSUN Language Speech and Hearing Center is a non-profit, university based, clinical training facility which has been providing quality audiologic and hearing aid services to San Fernando Valley area residents since 1960.

The Center provides a comprehensive array of diagnostic and therapeutic services aimed at the identification, prevention and/or rehabilitation of hearing impairments in children and adults.

Some client services provided by advanced level undergraduate and graduate students - always under the direct supervision of certified professional audiologists.

The Center's audiological staff is current with recent advances in technology including: programmable, in-the-ear or canal type hearing aids which utilize the most advanced circuitry. Each patient is assured of receiving the most appropriate type of amplification based upon accurate determination of the amount and type of hearing loss.

Center audiologists have either a Master's or Doctorate degree in Audiology, are certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and are licensed by the state of California in Audiology and Hearing Aid dispensing.

CSUN's Department of Communication Disorders and Sciences is an accredited training program certified by the Education Standards Board of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

Referrals to the Center from a physician are not required, but appointments for an evaluation, testing, or hearing aid services must be scheduled in advance.

Clients who are requesting therapy for hearing related problems may be enrolled in individual or group sessions depending upon the nature of the service. In any event, all therapy is upon the recommendation of a licensed Audiologist, physician, or speech-pathologist.

To schedule an appointment contact the center at (818) 677-2856. You can also email us at lshc@csun.edu.

 

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Speech and Language Services

Speech Therapy and Speech Evaluations/Assessments for condition such as:

Frequently asked questions

How is Speech Therapy given?

Each client is placed in a clinic. Clinics are offered on a half-hour interval twice a week, either Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday. It is possible for a client to be scheduled once a week for an hour.

The goal is to provide one hour of therapy per week. Depending on the needs of the client, determined by an evaluation, therapy sessions are individual or in a group setting.

Clients can be scheduled for individual and group therapy. All placement in therapy is at the discretion and decision of the Clinic Supervisor and Clinic Coordinator.

How many clinics are offered?

Currently the center offers12 speech therapy clinics and 5 diagnostic clinics.

The 12 speech therapy clinics are comprised of 6 general clinics, plus an Neurology, Aphasia, Fluency,Voice and Social Communication.

The 5 diagnostic clinics are comprised of 2 Advanced and 3 Beginning clinics.

Diagnostics clinics are offered once a day Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday 9-11am, and twice on Wednesdays 9-11am & 1-3pm. We see 1 diagnostic client per day. Speech clinics are offered Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday.

How long does a clinic last?

The Diagnostic Clinic is a one day appointment that is two hours long. Speech clinics last the duration of the semester, i.e., 12-13 weeks.

How do I schedule a spot in a clinic?

In order to be scheduled into a Speech clinic, there must be a recent diagnostic/evaluation on file.

We do accept diagnostic/evaluation from other facilities, however, there is a review process to ensure the diagnostic/evaluation can be accepted.

If you are interested in applying for services at the Speech clinic, please download the appropriate form below.

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Language Speech and Hearing Center

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About the Center:

The ability to communicate thoughts and feelings is one of the most basic of human needs. The elements of effective communication involve speaking, hearing, and understanding. Communication disorders occur when one or more of these skills are compromised to the extent that they interfere with the ability to share thoughts and feelings with others.

The CSUN Language, Speech and Hearing Center (LSHC) is a non-profit, university-based clinical facility on the CSUN campus in the San Fernando Valley. We have been providing comprehensive diagnosis and therapeutic services to children and adults with communication disorders since 1960. Today, the Center averages over 12,000 patient visits annually serving a culturally diverse population which includes infants, children, adolescents, adults and senior citizens.

The Language, Speech, and Hearing Center offers 5 diagnostic/evaluation clinics and 12 speech therapy clinics throughout the semester calendar at CSUN. The Center also operates an Early Intervention Program (EIP) throughout the year. Our EIP program accepts client referrals from local Regional Centers such as North, West, and East LA, Frank D. Lanterman, Tri-Counties, and others.

Evaluation and/or therapy services are provided by our upper division Baccalaureate and Master's level students who are in training to become professional speech/language or hearing specialists. They work under the direct supervision of faculty supervisors who have professional certification and are licensed by the State of California. The department of Communication Disorders and Sciences is an accredited training program by the Council on Academic Accreditation of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

The Language, Speech and Hearing Center provides comprehensive evaluations of speech/language or hearing related problems along with a wide array of treatment programs which are performed in the individual therapy or group setting. Clients are enrolled according to the university calendar for the fall, spring or summer sessions. The Center is also involved in the early identification of communication disorders through its pre-school and elementary school speech or hearing screening programs.

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Right now all incoming requests for Speech evaluations and/or therapy are being placed in a pool for upcoming scheduling. For therapy, applicants are placed into therapy based upon their diagnosis and needs of the particular therapy clinic. In order to be placed into therapy you must have an approved diagnostic/evaluation. For evaluations, applicants are scheduled on a first come, first serve basis. Contact the office to request an application be mailed to you or download the application and return it to the office.

Our Office Assistants are all graduate students in either the Speech or Audiology field, and can answer many of your general questions. Feel free to call or email us with your questions any time. The phone number to the clinic is (818) 677-2856. The email address lshc@csun.edu.

Audiological Evaluation

Complete Audiologic evaluations are administered to children or adults to determine the nature and extent of hearing loss.

A variety of assessment procedures may be used which assess hearing levels or ear function under various listening conditions.

The results of these measures may be used for diagnostic purposes or to determine individual's eligibility for hearing aids or other assistive listening devices.

Aural Rehabilitation

The Center offers a variety of rehabilitation options for individuals with hearing loss. Speech reading and improvement and communication strategies are emphasized.

Oral communication skills in children or adults may be enhanced through speech or language therapy. Depending upon the type of therapy, services may be individual or group sessions.

Community Outreach

The Center is committed to the prevention of problems which may be caused by undetected hearing loss. The Center offers a variety of school or community screening programs designed to identify the "at risk" child or monitor the onset of hearing loss in the aging adult. Hearing- screening programs can be designed to meet the needs of a particular school, agency or group.