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"This clinic provides both a high-quality educational experience for our students and a valuable service to members of our community." - Mike Schroder, CSUSM Dean of Extended Learning
SAN MARCOS, CA, July 01, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ -- CSUSM Extended Learning, in conjunction with the CSUSM College of Education, Health & Human Services, today announced the opening of the California State University San Marcos Speech-Language Clinic. Designed to serve North County residents, the clinic will provide speech and language therapy for adults with acquired communication and swallowing disorders who need assistance re-acquiring communication skills.
Following the grand opening event, which will take place from 10 am to 2 pm on Monday, July 7, the clinic will be open to the public. Under the supervision of CSUSM faculty members, students in the Master of Arts in Education, Option in Communicative Sciences & Disorders program will offer one-on-one and group therapy services. This fieldwork will provide an important part of training for students in the assessment and treatment of people who have varying difficulties with communication.
"The new clinic allows students to get the clinical training they need while providing a vital community service to adults with acquired communication and swallowing disorders," explains Mike Schroder, Dean of Extended Learning at CSUSM. "Restoring speech and language skills is a major hurdle for people who have survived neurological injury or disease and this clinic provides both a high-quality educational experience for our students and a valuable service to members of our community."
During the July 7th event, visitors can tour the 1,700-square-foot facility, get information on communicative disorders, and receive a free hearing screening. Family members and friends of survivors of stroke or TBI are encouraged to attend, as are those who are interested in learning more about the Speech-Language Pathology program at CSUSM. The clinic is located at 135 Vallecitos De Oro, #D, on San Marcos' Furniture Row. Parking and attendance at the opening event are free.
To learn more about the CSUSM Speech-Language Clinic, visit www.csusm.edu/el or call 760-750-4020.
About CSUSM Extended Learning
As the academic outreach arm of Cal State San Marcos, Extended Learning is a leading provider of professional and continuing education in North San Diego and Southwest Riverside Counties. Offering degree programs, such as a specialized accelerated MBA, as well as both academic credit and noncredit professional enrichment courses, Extended Learning helps individuals and organizations achieve their educational and training goals. For more information about Extended Learning at CSUSM please visit http://www.csusm.edu/el/.
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