CSUN Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the Language, Speech and Hearing Center

California State University, Northridge’s Department of Communication Disorders and Sciences is celebrating the 50th anniversary of CSUN’s Language, Speech and Hearing Center.

On Sunday, Oct. 14, a special reception, “Improving Lives, One Voice at a Time,” will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. in the Orange Grove Bistro on the southeast corner of the campus at 18111 Nordhoff Street in Northridge. Reservations are required. An open house from 5 to 8 p.m. will follow in Monterey Hall. There, attendees can take advantage of free services, screenings and demonstrations. No prior reservations are necessary.

Opened in 1962, the Language, Speech and Hearing Center has continually provided quality, affordable evaluation, treatment and therapy to people of all ages throughout Southern California who need help with speech, language, hearing, cognition and swallowing disorders.

The clinic is a training site for CSUN students preparing to become speech-language pathologists. The students work with clients under the supervision of expert, licensed, certified faculty.

The center offers general and specialty clinics in early language intervention and autism programs for young children; articulation and language therapy for school-aged children accent reduction; stuttering and voice therapy; auditory rehabilitation and audiology. The center also addresses neurological disorders including stroke and head-injury rehabilitation, and serves as home to an augmentative and assistive communication device-learning laboratory. In addition the center also provides continuing education forums and engages in professional collaboration with colleagues and alumni.