Department of Communication Disorders - Robert L. Douglass Speech and Language Clinic

At the Robert L. Douglass Speech-Language Clinic we provide a full range of diagnostic and therapeutic services in a university environment.  Our clients include adults, preschoolers, and school-age children with a variety of communication disorders.  We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability, sex, gender, or sexual orientation.

The Clinic is part of a graduate degree program that is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA).  As such, we maintain high standards in the provision of comprehensive assessment and intervention services. 

Clinical Philosophy

The Department of Communication Disorders here at Cal State LA embraces a philosophy of clinical service delivery that is consistent with the ethical standards, scope of practice, and current standards of practice of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).  Our goal is to serve individuals with communication disorders in the most effective and humane manner possible, and to ensure that our students commit themselves to this fundamental clinical value.  In training our students we emphasize the importance of holding paramount the well-being of clients as well as their families and caregivers.  The importance of involving families and caregivers in all aspects of the therapeutic process is also stressed.

The Staff

All services are provided by graduate clinicians who are supervised by faculty and clinic staff members holding California licensure and ASHA’s certificate of clinical competence.


Clinic fees are based on a sliding scale depending on income and number of dependents. Individual insurance policies may cover part of the cost of assessment and intervention.  Free, convenient parking is provided.

Services Offered

We provide services for both children and adults with articulation, phonology, language, cognitive, voice, fluency, and hearing disorders.  To obtain an application, contact the Clinic Office (323-343-4754).  Once your application is received, you will be placed on the waiting list for a diagnostic evaluation.  When your name is reached on the waiting list, you will be called to schedule the evaluation, which is typically three hours.  If treatment is recommended, you will then be placed on the waiting list for therapy.  Scheduling for therapy is not on a first come first served basis; it is based on a number of factors including availability, need for services, educational needs, etc.  Details regarding scheduling for therapy are provided during the diagnostic evaluation.

For More Information

To request an application or make additional inquiries, please call the Clinic Office at (323) 343-4754.  The Clinic is open from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday.  The Clinic is located in the basement level of King Hall (B119) on the CSULA campus adjacent to Parking Lot 8 on Circle Drive.



Clinic Adult Application

Clinic Child Application

Clinic Adult Application (Spanish)

Clinic Child Application (Spanish)