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Department of Communication Disorders

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King Hall B119
Phone: (323) 343-4690
Edward Klein, Chair
E-mail: mpeters@calstatela.edu (for audiology)
cflint@calstatela.edu (for speech-language pathology)
Website: www.calstatela.edu/academic/hhs/comd/

The Department of Communication Disorders is committed to providing opportunities for students to have an exciting and rewarding future - a future in an enriching career as a respected professional helping others. Academic programs are designed to teach clinical skills and abilities for diagnosing and treating many different types of speech, language and hearing impairments.

DEPARTMENT PROGRAMS: The Department of Communication Disorders offers a baccalaureate degree (designated as a preprofessional major) and a master’s degree (designated as a professional major) in the areas of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology. Students choose one of these areas at the master’s level. Completion of the graduate degree in the Speech-Language Pathology Option meets the academic requirements for licensure from the California State Board of Medical Quality Assurance and for the Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

The Robert L. Douglass Speech-Language Clinic and Cal State L.A. Hearing Clinic are housed on the university campus and provide training facilities offering diagnostic and rehabilitative services.

ACCREDITATION: The graduate program in Speech-Language Pathology is accredited by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

The Faculty

Professors: Edward Klein (Chair), Miles Peterson.
Associate Professors: Nancy Cohick, Cari Flint, Colleen Friend, Peter Ivory.
Assistant Professors: Gabriela Simon-Cereijido.
Emeriti: May Chin, Robert L. Douglass, Mary W. Huber, Masako M. Matsuda, Lorraine Monnin, Patricia Savich.

Certificate Program

The department offers coursework acceptable toward fulfillment of requirements for the interdisciplinary credit certificate in Child Maltreatment and Family Violence offered by the College of Health and Human Services.

Speech-Language Pathology Assistant Authorization

The department offers two courses which, along with the bachelor’s degree, can be used to apply to the state of California to receive the Speech-Language-Pathology Assistant (SLPA) License. These two courses are:

COMD 478A  Speech-Language Pathology Assistant (SLPA) Pedagogy (4)
COMD 478B  Speech-Language Pathology Assistant (SLPA) Practicum (4)


Programs for this Department:

Undergraduate Major

Communicative Disorders, B.A. 
Graduate Major

Communicative Disorders, M.A. 
Undergraduate Certificate

School Audiometrist Certificate 

Graduate Certificate

Speech-Language Pathology Master’s Preparatory Certificate 

Clinical Rehabilitative Services Credential in Language, Speech, and Hearing 
Clinical-Rehabilitative Services Credential in Audiology 

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