Kay Armstead Center for Communicative Disorders (KACCD)

Kay Armstead Center

The Kay Armstead Center for Communicative Disorders (KACCD) is a non-profit community clinic that has been serving the needs of individuals of all ages, demonstrating a wide variety of speech, language and hearing difficulties and differences, for over fifty years.

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The Kay Armstead Center for Communication Disorders is housed within the CDS Department and has a threefold purpose:

  1. to provide a quality clinical education for undergraduate and master's students in the CDS program;
  2. to serve the needs of children and adults with communication and other associated disorders and differences in San José and surrounding area; and,
  3. to provide a space for student and faculty to conduct clinical research in communication and related disorders.

To this end, the KACCD Clinic offers a full range of services that address pressing community needs. Clinical services are available to people with developmental or acquired communication disorders.

At the KACCD Clinic, master's students evaluate and treat clients with various communication disorders under the direct supervision of certified, master’s and doctoral level speech-language pathologists and audiologists. Each semester, the clinic provides speech, language, and hearing services to over hundreds of children and adults from the Bay Area area. In addition, student clinicians and faculty participate in numerous community outreach activities, such as speech, language, and hearing screenings for preschool children and adults. The student clinicians in the KACCD Clinic provide services in specialty areas such as augmentative and alternative communication, voice, fluency, and neurogenics.

The Kay Armstead Center for Communicative Disorders (KACCD) is committed to the principle of equal opportunity. The University, College, Department and KACCD do not discriminate in the delivery of professional services or the conduct of research and scholarly activity based on age, citizenship, disability, ethnicity, gender-identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, physical characteristics, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, and veteran status.

Community Services

Clinical services are available to people with developmental or acquired communication disorders. We offer our clinical services in the community for both the private and public sectors and for non-profits, as well.

Our faculty and supervisors conduct community service programs, such as our preschool hearing screening program. Faculty members are available for consultations, community presentations and advice in their respective areas of expertise.

Clinic Applications and Referral Forms

Applications for both children and adult clients may be submitted at any time, but please note that in most circumstances, therapy appointments will begin at the start of an academic semester (Fall, Spring, or Summer). Graduate and undergraduate students provide services under the supervision of licensed and certified speech-language pathologists and audiologists.

Please use the following forms to apply or refer for services at the KACCD. These documents require Adobe Reader. Once completed, email the forms to armstead-center@sjsu.edu or mail them to:

Kay Armstead Center for Communication Disorders
Department of Communicative Disorders and Sciences
1 Washington Square
San José, CA 95192-0079

Contact Us

The KACCD is located on the first floor of Sweeney Hall (SH) via Room 115. The entrance is located next to the 7th Street, South parking garage.

Donate to the Center

The KACCD is a non-profit center, funded through donations. Your tax-deductible donation will be put to work in our clinic.

You can use the KACCD Donations Page for direct gifts. You can also deliver a check or cash to KACCD made out to Tower Foundation of San Jose State University. Whether made on line or with a check, please indicate that your donation is for the Kay Armstead Center for Communicative Disorders. 

Every contribution counts. By donating the following amounts, you are helping to cover our costs:

  • $5 - purchase of one assessment record form, box of gloves, or box of tongue depressors
  • $30 - purchase a container of disinfectant wipes for each room
  • $45 - purchase a case of hand sanitizer
  • $50 - provides one audiology assessment
  • $300 - provides one speech and language assessment
  • $360 - covers our annual observation system contract and upkeep   
  • $450 - provides one client once weekly therapy services for a semester
  • $750 - provides one Augmentative Communication assessment and system fitting
  • $750 - covers our annual electronic, secure record keeping       
  • $200-$1200 - purchase of an assessment test
  • $2000 - covers our annual audiometer calibration