About Our Speech, Hearing and Language Center

The primary focus at the Pacific Speech, Hearing and Language Center is to serve adults with communicative impairments and disorders. Referrals come from numerous sources including, physicians, health professionals, caregivers and community members.

If you would like to be added to the Pacific Speech, Hearing, and Language Center waiting list, please click here to access and complete the referral packet. 

Mail the completed packet to:

University of the Pacific
ATTN: SLP Department
3601 Pacific Avenue 
Stockton, CA  95211 

or you can scan and email to: pacificslp@pacific.edu

You will be contacted as soon as an opening in our clinic is available.

Our therapy sessions are held twice a week, with each session being 60 minutes in length. We operate on a semester basis - Fall semester begins in early September and Spring semester begins in mid-January. Each session runs for approximately a 12- week period.

A good candidate for referral is:

  • one who is able to attend regularly, has stabilized health, and has no overriding safety considerations one who is able to access some form of reliable transportation
  • one who is unable to utilize other community resources because of difficulty with reimbursement.

The suggested donation for one semester of therapy is $200.  Donations help to furnish student clinicians with the necessary materials and supplies to conduct their therapy sessions.  Clients will never be turned away because they are unable to make a donation. Our primary goal is to provide adults the services they need.


Who provides the assessment and treatment services?

The clinicians at the University of the Pacific's Department of Speech-language Pathology are graduate students. The student clinicians are supervised by certified, licensed speech-language pathologists.


Our Mission

Our mission is to provide quality speech-language pathology services to individuals in the community utilizing best practices, current research, and individualized client-centered treatment planning.


What disorders do we assess and treat?

Communication disorders in adults may arise from many causes including stroke, head trauma, neurological disease, surgeries, injuries, aging and occasionally unknown causes. Some of the subsequent impairment areas may include:

Fluency disorders: These may include an interruption in the rhythm of speech characterized by hesitation, repetitions or prolongation of sounds, syllables, words or phrases. Stuttering is a fluency disorder.

Language disorders: These may include significant difficulty understanding, producing and/or using spoken language, written language, or other symbolic language.

Speech Sound Disorders: These may include difficulty in planning, producing, and coordinating the sounds of speech for clear, efficient, and effective communication.

Voice impairments: These may include disorders due to organic, functional or neurological origins that may impact the breathing, voicing, resonating and articulating systems of communication. 

Cognitive impairments: These may include deficits in attention, concentration, organization, sequencing, judgment, problem-solving and decision-making. Sometimes cognitive impairments occur with other communicative impairments.

Hearing impairments: These may include acquired or organic hearing loss that may be addressed through aural rehabilitation. Habilitation after a cochlear implant is included in this category.