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Below is a listing of speech and language pathologists who do augmentative & alternative communication (AAC) assessments in California. The list of service providers below is offered as information only. Ability Tools makes no endorsements or recommendations.

Eric Sailers

He is based at a school in San Diego and he specializes in working with children who experience severe communication difficulties. He specializes in using applications for communication on the iPod Touch and the iPad, and he speaks at many conferences. He does assessments for AAC devices for children in the San Diego school system.

Phone: (619) 881-7495

Website: http://slpsharing.com
Email: esailers6@gmail.com

Sutter Roseville Medical Center Speech Therapy Department

Both these speech therapists perform assessments for AAC devices from low-tech to high-tech. They serve all ages primarily in the Sacramento, Yolo, and Sutter County area. They both accept Medicare and Medi-Cal payments as well as payments from most large insurance companies.

Contact: Lori Linder

Phone: (916) 781-1122

Carrie Balick

She is a fairly newly establish SLP who contracts privately with parents and schools. She works with children who need early intervention up through age 22. She has experience doing assessments with PRC (VG, VT, VTL, ECO); Dynavox (DV4, recently the Maestro); ProLoQuo app; a myriad of light technology. Currently, she only accepts private contracts.

Phone: (925) 586-2994
Email: carrie.balick@yahoo.com

California State University East Bay Center for Communicative Disorders Speech Language and Hearing Clinic

The Speech Language and Hearing clinic is located on the CSU East Bay campus in Hayward and it provides evaluation services to people of all ages who need assessments for AAC devices. The clinic is staffed by students who are studying to become speech pathologists. The students have received their competency certificate from the American Speech Language and Hearing Association and they are licensed by the state of California. They are also closely supervised by a fully qualified speech pathologist. The clinic charges minimal fees for its services and offers a sliding scale of fees. This clinic provides services to people of all ages, and it takes referrals from physicians, schools, and family members.

Phone: (510) 885-3241
TTY: (510) 885-3537

San Jose State University Dept. of Communicative Disorders and Sciences

The Department of Communicative Disorders and Sciences at San Jose State runs clinics staffed with speech therapists who perform AAC assessments. You should contact Wendy Quach for more information.

Contact: Wendy Quach, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Phone: (408) 924-3682
Fax: (408) 924-3641
Email: wendy.quach@sjsu.edu

Alameda Hospital

The Alameda Hospital has speech therapists who conduct assessments on AAC devices of all types. The hospital accepts Medicare, Medi-Cal, and most major types of health insurance, and it also offers reduced fees. 

Contact: Jeffrey Gajewski, Director

Address:
2070 Clinton Avenue
Alameda, CA 94501

Phone: (510) 814-4371

Lisa Grove

Lisa Grove is a speech therapist based at an elementary school in Alameda. She serves school children and she also accepts outside contracts. She will take Medi-Cal, Medicare, private health insurance, and credit cards. She also offers services at reduced fees based on the individual?s financial need.

Address:
1431 Eastshore Drive
Alameda, CA 94501

Phone: (510) 864-8840
Email: lgrove@alameda.k12.ca.us

Michaela Sullivan

Michaela is a speech and language pathologist working with school children in the Alameda schools. She specializes in augmentative and alternative communication among other things and she does AAC assessments for school-age children.

Address:
1220 Paru Street, Suite A
Alameda, CA 94501

Phone: (510) 364-9588

Total Communication Center: Alhambra Community Hospital

The Total Communication Center is located at Alhambra Community Hospital and it has speech therapists who are trained to conduct assessments for AAC devices. The center accepts Medicare and Medi-Cal as well as most major types of health insurance.

Contact: Tony Shahak, Director

Address:
100 S. Raymond Street
Alhambra, CA 91802

Phone: (818) 570-1606

Anaheim Memorial Medical Center

The medical center has speech pathologists who specialize in augmentative and alternative communication and who can conduct assessments for AAC devices. The medical center accepts payments from Medicare, Medi-Cal, credit cards, and most private health insurance companies.  

Address:
1111 West La Palma Avenue
Anaheim, CA 92801

Phone: (714) 999-5120

Hollar Speech and Language

Susan Hollar runs a clinic which provides speech and language pathology services including AAC assessments. She accepts private health insurance and credit cards.   

Contact: Susan Hollar

Address:
3248 Parkvista Drive, #3
Arcadia, CA 91006

Phone: (818) 269-0143
Email: speachsue@aol.com

Karyn Lutes, M.A., CCC-SLP

Karyn Lutes is an SLP who does assessments for AAC devices of all kinds. She accepts payment from private health insurance providers and by credit card. She also offers reduced fees to those who can demonstrate financial need.

Address:
1520 W. Branch Street
Arroyo Grand, CA 93420

Phone: L805) 474-1144
Email: Info@TheSpeech AndLearningCoach.com

Placer County Selpa

Jillian King specializes in augmentative and alternative communication. She is the person to contact for AAC assessments in the Placer County school system.

Contact: Jillian King

Address:
360 Nevada Street
Auburn, CA 95603

Phone: (530)886-5880
Email: Jking@placercoe.k12.ca.us

Kern Assistive Technology Center (KATC)

KATC has two licensed Speech and Language Pathologists who can perform AAC assessments and therapy. 

Contact: Aaron Markovits

Address:
2600 F St.
Bakersfield, CA 93301

Phone: (661) 861-1346

Lisa Hentges

Lisa Hentges is an SLP who works with home health agencies and who will provide assessments in clients homes. She specializes in augmentative and alternative communication and can perform AAC assessments. She accepts payment from private health insurance companies and by credit card. 

Address:
12104 Harrington Street
Bakersfield, CA 93311

Phone: (661) 332-4478

Nursing and Rehab at Home

This organization has speech therapists who can assess clients? needs for AAC devices so that the clients are able to remain safely in their own homes. It serves adults who have developed communication disabilities due to conditions such as stroke or ALS. The organization accepts payment from Medicare and private health insurance companies.

Address:
1301 Shoreway Road
Belmont, CA 94002

Phone: (650) 286-4272

Betty Yu

She is an SLP who can perform AAC assessments for devices from low-tech to high-tech. She works with private clients and she takes referrals from regional centers.

Address:
2837 Regent Street
Berkeley, CA 94705

Phone: (510) 708-1923
Email: bettyyu@mac.com

Odelia Mirzadeh

Odelia is an SLP who does assessments for AAC devices at a speech and language clinic. She accepts private health insurance and also offers reduced fees for thos who can demonstrate financial need.

Address:
9171 Wilsher Blvd., P12
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Phone: (310) 486-1717
Email: odelia@innovativeslp.com

Tracy Andrew

Tracy Andrew is an SLP who is knowledgeable about augmentative and alternative communication and who can perform AAC device assessments on a wide range of devices. She works at a speech and language clinic, and she accepts payment from private health insurance companies and by credit card.    

Address:
415 N. Crescent Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Phone: (310) 248-2888
Email: tracyandrew@gmail.com

The Speech Jungle

This speech and language clinic offers AAC device assessments on a wide range of devices mainly for children. The clinic accepts payments from most health insurance companies.

Contact: Laura Reedy

Address:
1340 Leaning Oak Drive
Brentwood, CA 94513

Phone: 925-516-9452
Email: Email: lrardy@yahoo.com

Speech and Language Development Center

The Speech and Language Development Center has speech therapists on staff who do AAC assessments for children and youth who have communication disabilities. The center offers a school of its own, but it also contracts with many local schools, families, and regional centers. The center provides services for children from six months of age up to individuals who are 21 years old.

Contact: Aleen Agranowitz

Address:
8699 Holder Street
Buena Park, CA 90620

Phone: (714) 821-3620
Fax: (714) 821-5683

Website: www.sldc.net
Email: info@sldc.net

Teresa Mackey

She is an SLP who works with a number of different types of communication disabilities and who can perform AAC assessments for a wide range of devices. Her clinic accepts private patients as well as payments from most major health insurance providers.

Address:
2117 N. Buena Vista Street
Burbank, CA 91504

Phone: (818) 845-2846
Email: tmackeyslp@charter.net

Patricia Chambers, M.S. PhD.

She is an SLP in the Bay Area who specializes in assessing the needs of individuals with AAC needs and designing therapy programs for them. She works with patients of all ages, and she accepts health insurance from most major companies as well as credit card payments.

Address:
1764 Marco Polo Way
Burlingame, CA 94010

Phone: (650) 259-0185
Email: tlchambers@earthlink.net

Sharon Hensel-Cohen, M.S., CCC-SLP

She is an SLP who specializes in augmentative and alternative communication and who can conduct AAC assessments.

Address:
24772 Calle Serranona
Calabasas, CA 91302

Phone: (818) 968-2337
Email: henselcohen@aol.com

A1 Speech Therapy

A1 Speech Therapy has speech therapists who specialize in augmentative and alternative communication and who can conduct AAC assessments for devices from low-tech to high-tech. The clinic serves patients of all ages.

Contact: Janet L. Barsoumian, Director

Address:
360 Mobil Ave., Suite 102-J
Camarillo, CA 93010

Phone: (805) 443-0788
Email: janet@a1speechtherapy.com

Creative Communication for Kids

This clinic has speech therapists who work with children from toddlers up through age 18 who have communication disabilities. The speech therapists conduct assessments for AAC devices of all types and they have extensive knowledge of augmentative and alternative communication issues. The center accepts referrals from schools and regional centers as well as private patients and it will take Medi-Cal, private health insurance, and credit cards as payment.

Contact: Tamaryn Kulman, M.S., CCC-SLP

Address:
880 E. Campbell Ave., suite 203
Campbell, CA 95008

Phone: (408) 371-4004
Email: therapist@creative communicationforkids.com

Dana Easterling

This SLP is based at a school but she also accepts private clients who pay by credit card and she takes patients with Tricare health insurance. She focuses mainly on school-age children who need AAC solutions for their communication challenges.

Address:
2541 State Street, suite 203
Carlsbad, CA 92008

Phone: (858) 245-1213
Email: danaspeech@yahoo.com

Eden Hospital

This hospital has a department with speech therapists who are very knowledgeable about augmentative and alternative communication and can conduct assessments using AAC devices. The hospital accepts payments from Medicare, Medi-Cal, and private health insurance.

Contact: Judith Ann Halper

Address:
20103 Lake Chabot Road
Castro Valley, CA 94546

Phone: (510) 889-5064

Center for Communication Disorders California State University Chico Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders

The clinic at the Center for Communication Disorders offers speech and language evaluation services, including assessments for AAC devices, to CSU Chico students and children and adults in the surrounding community for a low fee. The clinic is staffed by graduate students who have done extensive coursework in speech and language therapy. The grad students are closely supervised by fully qualified speech pathologists. The clinic is open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, and the center can provide AAC assessments on devices ranging from low-tech to high-tech devices. The clinic has many communication devices available for evaluation purposes.

Contact: Dr. Shelley Von Berg, Clinic Director

Address:
400 West 1st Street
Chico, CA 95929-0350

Phone: (530) 898-5871
Fax: (530) 898-6612

RoseAnn Stevens

She is a SLP who specializes in augmentative and alternative communication issues and who can perform AAC assessments. She accepts most major health insurance plans and credit cards as payment. 

Address:
1120 Eastlake Pkwy.
Chula Vista, CA 91915

Phone: (619) 895-0757
Email: akanalu@yahoo.com

Speechy Consultant

This clinic has speech therapists who can provide augmentative and alternative communication services including AAC device assessments. It serves all ages and accepts payment from health insurance companies and by credit card.

Contact: Karen I. Selig

Address:
7509 Madison Ave.
Citrus Heights, CA 95610

Phone: (916) 725-5459
Email: karen@speechy.com

Empower Speech-Language Pathology

We proudly provide AAC and AT services, including evaluations, programming, therapy, etc.

Address:
420 Bullard Ave Suite 104
Clovis, CA 93612

Phone: (559) 801-2626

Website: empowerslp.com

Lucid Speech and Language Center

This clinic has speech therapists who practice in the area of augmentative and alternative communication and who can perform AAC assessments for a wide range of devices. The clinic accepts most major forms of health insurance and payment by credit card.

Contact: Megan McCann, M.A., CCC-SLP

Address:
1353 Old Temescal Canyon Road, Suite 107
Corona, CA 92881

Phone: (951) 808-5850
Email: info@lucid speech.com

Dianne Grubb

She is an SLP who is specializing in augmentative and alternative communication and who can do AAC assessments. Her clinic accepts payment from most major health insurance companies.

Address:
100 Tamal Plaza, Suite 102
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Phone: (415) 309-3410
Email: dagrubbs@sbcglobal.net

Abby Rosenberg

She is an SLP who specializes in augmentative and alternative communication issues and who does AAC assessments. Her office accepts most major types of health insurance. 

Address:
2900 Bristol Street, B103
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Phone: (714) 478-1141
Email: arozenbergslp@sbcglobal.net

Veronica Iglesias

She is an SLP who specializes in augmentative and alternative communication and who does AAC assessments. Her office accepts Medicare, Medi-Cal, and private health insurance.

Address:
1842 East Covina Blvd.
Covina, CA 91724

Phone: (626) 676-3426
Email: perovita@earthlink.net

Center for Speech Pathology

This clinic has speech therapists who specialize in AAC assessments with a wide range of different devices. The clinic accepts payment by credit card and from most major health insurance providers.

Contact: Suzanne Scott

Address:
750 F Street suite 2
Davis, CA 95616

Phone: (530) 758-8944
Email: centerforspeech@sbcglobal.net

Advantes Speech Clinic

This speech pathologist runs a clinic which provides assessments for augmentative and alternative communication and AAC devices. She accepts payment from most major health insurance companies.

Contact: Amanda Advantes

Address:
556 N. Diamond Bar Blvd., suite 200
Diamond Bar, CA 91765

Phone: (626) 240-0794
Email: Amanda_advantes@yahoo.com

CART-Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center

CART has Speech Language Pathologists who perform AAC assessments for people of all ages. Occupational and physical therapy evaluations are also available for individuals with access or positioning issues related to use of AAC.

Contact: Molly Doyle, Program Director

Phone: (562) 401-6800
Fax: (562) 803-8892

Website: www.rancho.org/cart

Jen Traina

This speech pathologist works at a clinic which provides AAC device assessments. She has a background in augmentative and alternative communication. She accepts private health insurance and credit cards as payment and she offers some services at reduced fees.

Address:
250 E. Chase Ave., suite 107
El Cajon, CA 92020

Phone: (619) 647-6157
Email: jen@smalltalkspeech.com

Vickie L. Simpson

This speech pathologist has a background in augmentative and alternative communication and she can perform AAC assessments. Her office accepts payment from Medicare, private health insurance, and by credit card. She also offers reduced fees.

Address:
1415 Ross Ave.
El Centro, CA 92243

Phone: (760) 339-7169
Email: vickielsimpson@earthlink.net

San Diego County Speech Pathology Services, Inc.

This clinic offers AAC assessment services. It accepts most major types of private health insurance and credit cards as payment. The center also accepts Medicare. Services are provided for individuals from very young children up through senior citizens. There is also an office in Mission Valley.

Contact: Dr. Edmund L. Thile

Address:
345 Santa Fe Drive
Encinitas, CA 92024

Phone: (760) 334-8181

Website: www.county-speech.com
Email: speechpath@county-speech.com

Speech Language and Educational Associates

This clinic has speech pathologists who can perform AAC device assessments. This center is an outpatient rehabilitation center. The center accepts most major health insurance, Medicare, and credit cards. The center also offers reduced fees.

Contact: Helen Sherman-Wade

Address:
5901 Green Valley Circle, CC 902
Encino, CA 91436

Phone: (818) 788-1003
Email: hwade@speechassociates.com

Stefanie Canter-Karp

This speech therapist works with children who need to be assessed for AAC devices. She has a background in augmentative and alternative communication. She accepts health insurance and credit cards. She also offers some reduced fees.

Address:
5400 Balboa Blvd., suite 301
Encino, CA 91316

Phone: (818) 501-1540
Email: stef@childspeak.net

Cynthia Audo

This speech pathologist works at a hospital and she only takes referrals from doctors. She has a background in augmentative and alternative communication and she is qualified to do AAC assessments. She accepts Medi-Cal, Medicare, most health insurance, and credit cards.

Address:
700 River Drive
Fort Bragg, CA 95437

Phone: (707) 961-4636
Email: caudo@mdch.org

Center for Speech Language and Occupational Therapy (CSLOT)

The Fremont, Los Altos, and San Jose offices of CSLOT have speech therapists who are very knowledgeable about communication disorders and who can conduct AAC assessments in clients? homes, at schools, or in one of their offices. They do assessments for the full range of AAC devices and provide training to their consumers. They also do community presentations on issues related to AAC and many of them are bilingual. CSLOT accepts Medicare and many forms of private health insurance. The center also contracts with regional centers and families. The center?s speech therapists provide services to children of all ages and to adults.

Address:
3942 Liberty Street, Suite 150
Fremont, CA 94538

Phone: (510) 794-5155
Fax: (510) 794-1912

Website: www.cslot.com

Center for Communication Skills

This center has speech pathologists who can perform AAC assessments. The center accepts most major health insurance plans and credit cards. 

Contact: Kathryn Wage

Address:
2505 West Shaw St., Bldg. A
Fresno, CA 93711

Phone: (559) 228-9100
Email: grow@clconnect.com

Expressions Speech-Language Pathology Services

This center has speech pathologists who are knowledgeable about augmentative and alternative communication and who can do AAC assessments. The center accepts most major health insurance plans.

Contact: Jill Chandler

Address:
12062 Valley View Street
Garden Grove, CA 92845

Phone: (714) 901-1518
Email: expressionsslp@gmail.com

Riverview Hearing Speech and Language Centers

This center has speech pathologists who can conduct AAC assessments. The center accepts Medicare, Medi-Cal, and most major health insurance plans.

Contact: Sherwin A. Basil

Address:
12914 Haster Street
Garden Grove, CA 92840

Phone: (714) 748-4327
Email: riverviewhsl@verizon.net

Citrus Valley Centers for Rehabilitation Services

The rehabilitation center has speech pathologists who specialize in augmentative and alternative communication and who can conduct AAC assessments. The center accepts Medi-Cal, Medicare, credit cards, and most health insurance plans. Reduced fees are available.

Contact: Gilda Dominguez

Address:
Foothill Presbyterian Hospital
250 South Grand Ave.
Glendora, CA 91741

Phone: (626) 857-3401

Granite Bay Speech

This office has speech therapists who can conduct AAC assessments. The clinic accepts major health insurance plans and credit cards. Reduced fees are also available.

Contact: Nancy IK. Barsel, M.A. CCC-SLP

Address:
521 Daggett Court
Granite Bay, CA 95746

Phone: (916) 797-3307
Email: nbarcel@surewest.net

Cornerstone Therapies

This clinic has speech pathologists who are qualified to do AAC assessments. The clinic accepts major health insurance plans and credit cards. It also offers reduced fees.

Contact: Nina Welch

Address:
18700 Beach Blvd., suite 120
Huntington Beach, CA 92648

Phone: (714) 962-6760
Email: cornerstonetherapies@verizon.net

Deborah Ross, M.A., CCC-SLP

This speech pathologist works with health agencies and does assessments in clients homes. She is qualified to do AAC assessments and she accepts most health insurance plans as well as credit cards.

Address:
8677 Villa La Jolla Drive #101
La Jolla, CA 92037

Phone: (619) 840-7872
Email: medicalslp@aol.com

Michelle Guell

This speech pathologist has a background in augmentative and alternative communication and is qualified to do AAC assessments. She accepts Medicare, Medi-Cal, major health insurance plans, and credit cards.

Address:
8640 Villa La Jolla Drive #3
La Jolla, CA 92037

Phone: (858) 663-0075
Email: macen33@aol.com

East Bay Therapy

This clinic only takes private clients. The speech pathologists are qualified to perform AAC assessments.

Contact: Bonnie Groth M.A., CCC-SLP

Address:
2307 Grovesner Heights Court
Livermore, CA 94550

Phone: (925) 443-8989
Email: bgroth@eastbaytherapy.com

Deborah Hicks

This speech pathologist works at an outpatient rehab center and she can perform AAC assessments. She accepts Medicare, Medi-Cal, most major health plans, and credit cards. She also offers reduced fees.

Address:
11406 Loma Linda Drive
Loma Linda, CA 92354

Phone: (909) 558-6144 ext. 65692
Email: e-mail hicks.deborah@llu.edu

Christy Bowers

She is a speech pathologist who can do AAC assessments. She accepts most major health insurance plans.

Address:
1777 Bellflower Blvd., suite 205
Long Beach, CA 90815

Phone: (562) 301-5194
Email: Christy@fwspeech.com

EmpowerTech

EmpowerTech?s SLP provides AAC assessments on a wide range of different devices to people of all ages. She serves L.A. as well as the Santa Barbara County area and she contracts with schools, parents, regional centers, and Dept. of Rehab.

Contact: Judy Nahman-Stouffer

Address:
6234 W. 87th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90045

Phone: (310) 338-1597

Website: www.empowertech.org
Email: jnahmanstouffer@empowertech.org

Integrated Therapy Solutions

This is an outpatient rehab center which has speech pathologists who can perform AAC assessments. The center accepts most major health plans and credit cards.

Contact: Charmila QuenimHerr

Address:
8885 Venice Blvd. suite 105
Los Angeles, CA 90034

Phone: (310) 838-1552

Peninsula Associates

This center has speech pathologists who can perform AAC assessments. The center accepts most major health insurance plans. The center also has a branch office in Santa Cruz.

Contact: Maureen M. O'Connor, M.S.

Address:
401 Burges Drive
Menlo Park, CA 94025

Phone: (650) 324-0648
Email: moc@paspeech.com

Applied Speech Communication

This clinic has speech pathologists who can perform AAC assessments for patients of all ages. The clinic accepts most major health insurance plans as well as credit cards. The center offers reduced fees and some free services.

Contact: S. Gaskell

Address:
2601 Oakdale Road H2 117
Modesto, CA 95355

Phone: (209) 614-2505
Email: ascspeech@yahoo.com

Carolyn Carr

This speech pathologist has a background in augmentative and alternative communication and she can perform AAC assessments. She accepts Medicare, Medi-Cal, and private health insurance and she serves patients of all ages.

Address:
15441 Mallory Court
Moorpark, CA 93021

Phone: (805) 523-1575
Email: slpchatter@electrical-estimating.com

Monique Eurich

This speech pathologist is qualified to perform AAC assessments. She accepts most major health insurance plans.

Address:
1 Peralta Court
Moraga, CA 94556

Phone: (925) 255-4382
Email: monieurich@hotmail.com

Deborah Cohen, M.S. CCC-SLP

This speech pathologist is located at a hospital and she is qualified to perform AAC assessments. She accepts Medicare, Medi-Cal, private health insurance, and credit cards. She also offers reduced fees.

Address:
2500 Grant Road
Mountain View, CA 94039

Phone: (650) 988-7811
Email: debspeech@aol.com

Sierra Rehabilitation Services

This center offers AAC assessments to patients of all ages. The patient must have a referral from a physician to get an assessment. The center accepts Medicare and private halth insurance. The center also offers reduced fees.

Contact: Jean Ogburn, M.A. CCC-SLP

Address:
245 Tom Bell Road, Suite C
Murphys, CA 95247

Phone: (209) 728-0744

Nichols Speech and Language Services

This center has speech pathologists who can perform AAC assessments for patients of all ages. The center accepts payment by Medicare, private health insurance, and credit cards.

Contact: Jamie Nichols

Address:
38372 Innovation Court, suite 102a
Murrieta, CA 92563

Phone: (951) 541-0615
Email: jnichols@nicholsspeech.com

Patricia Schueler, M.S. CCC-SLP

This speech pathologist can perform AAC assessments. She accepts most major types of health insurance and serves patients of all ages.

Address:
222 Daisy Drive
Napa, CA 94558

Phone: (707) 287-7721
Email: patricia.schueler@yahoo.com

Communication Matters

This center has speech pathologists who can perform AAC assessments and it serves patients of all ages. The center accepts Medicare, private health insurance, and credit cards. There are also reduced fees available. 

Contact: Mindy Newhouse

Address:
810 Lawrence Drive
Newbury Park, CA 91320

Phone: (805) 273-3870
Email: commmatters@aol.com

Patricia Schecklar

This speech pathologist has a background in augmentative and alternative communication and can perform AAC assessments. She accepts Medicare, Medi-Cal, private health insurance, and credit cards. She also offers reduced fees.

Address:
12145 Blix Street
North Hollywood, CA 91607

Phone: (818) 358-4875
Email: scheklar@yahoo.com

Communication Works

This center works with people of all ages and it has speech pathologists who can conduct AAC assessments. The center accepts credit cards. 

Contact: Hillary Kissack

Address:
4630 Edgewood Avenue
Oakland, CA 94602

Phone: (510) 530-3085
Email: hillarykissack@yahoo.com

Linguistic Alternatives

This center has speech pathologists who are qualified to perform AAC assessments. The center accepts most major health plans and offers reduced fees.

Contact: Bettina Larroude

Address:
286 Santa Clara Avenue
Oakland, CA 94610

Phone: (510) 595-0775
Email: blarroude@linguisticalternatives.com

Shunnae Lewis, M.S., CCC-SLP

This speech pathologist is qualified to do AAC assessments. This office accepts Medi-Cal as well as credit cards. Reduced fees are also available.

Address:
1305 Franklin Street, suite 300
Oakland, CA 94512

Phone: (510) 251-1242
Email: ShunnaeLewis@OFSLC.com

Oceanside Therapy Group

This therapy center has speech pathologists who can perform AAC assessments. The center accepts Medicare and private health insurance and serves patients of all ages.   

Contact: Rebekah Van Orden

Address:
3355 Mission Avenue, Suite 123
Oceanside, CA 92058

Phone: (760) 529-4975

Website: www.oceansidetherapygroup.com
Email: info@oceansidetherapygroup.com

Patricia Salwak, M.S. CCC-SLP

This speech pathologist can perform AAC assessments and she accepts Medicare, private health insurance, and credit cards as payment.

Address:
4100 E. Jurupa Street suite 108
Ontario, CA 91761

Phone: (909) 390-1313

Providence Speech and Hearing Center

This center has speech pathologists who can perform AAC assessments. The center accepts private health insurance and credit cards.

Contact: Elaine Brewster

Address:
1301 Providence Avenue
Orange, CA 92868

Phone: (714) 639-4990

Lee Speech and Language Center

This office has speech pathologists who can perform AAC assessments. The office accepts Medi-Cal and private health insurance.

Contact: Amy Lee

Address:
463 Oro Dam Blvd. Suite I
Oroville, CA 95965

Phone: (530) 879-9507
Email: leespeechoffice@aol.com

Dynamic Therapy Solutions

This organization provides assessment of a wide range of AAC devices from low-tech to high-tech devices, and it has many of the AAC devices which are currently on the market in its offices for assessments. Its speech therapists specialize in AAC and assistive technology assessment, training, and implementation. The speech therapists will do assessment in private homes as well as in schools and in one of their three offices. This organization has two satellite offices in Ventura and Northridge. The speech therapists work with regional centers and residential programs as well as Department of Rehabilitation.

Contact: Lisa Sandoval, M.S., CCC-SLP

Address:
3166 E. Palmdale Blvd., suite 112
Palmdale, CA 93350

Phone: (661) 274-8454
Fax: (661) 274-7614

Website: www.dynamictherapysolutions.org
Email: info@dynamictherapysolutions.org

Stanford School of Medicine Assistive Technology Research Clinics

Judy has extensive experience working with school-age children and doing AAC assessments for clients of all ages. She teaches courses on augmentative communication and supervises speech therapy clinics at San Francisco State. She has produced a video and checklist for AAC for preschool children.

Contact: Judy Henderson, M.A., CCC-SLP

Address:
1023 Corporation Way
Palo Alto, CA 94303

Phone: (650) 237-9222
Fax: (650) 237-9249

Website: http://med.stanford.edu/atacc/
Email: JuHenderson@stanfordmed.org

HEAR Center

This center offers AAC assessments. The center accepts private health insurance and credit cards. It also offers reduced fees.

Contact: Ellen Simon, Director

Address:
301 East Del Mar Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91101

Phone: (626) 796-2016

Website: www.hearcenter.org
Email: info@hearcenter.org

Villa Esperanza Services' Speech & Language Center

This center has speech pathologists on staff who are specialists in augmentative and alternative communication and perform AAC assessments for low tech to high tech systems with expertise in autism spectrum disorders, childhood apraxia of speech, and mobile technologies. It is a Non-Public Agency for school district students and also accepts clients who pay privately.

Contact: Gwendolyn Meier, Director

Address:
2060 E. Villa Street
Pasadena, CA 91107

Phone: (626) 795-8355
Fax: (626) 395-0174
Email: gmeier@villaesperanzaservices.org

Elaine Stevick

This speech therapist is qualified to perform AAC assessments. She accepts Medicare, Medi-Cal, private health insurance and credit cards.

Address:
1301 Redwood Way, suite 165
Petaluma, CA 94954

Phone: (707) 763-6419
Email: elainestevick@speechlanguage.info

Carol Miles, M.S. CCC-SLP

This speech pathologist is qualified to perform AAC assessments. She accepts Medicare and private health insurance.

Address:
355 Main Street
Quincy, CA 95971

Phone: (530) 394-7706
Email: speak2carol@aol.com

Caring Communication Speech and Language Services

This center offers assessments for a wide range of AAC devices. The center accepts credit cards.

Contact: Aeishea L. Banks

Address:
8560 Vineyard Avenue Suite 410
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730

Phone: (909) 945-2700
Email: info@caringspeechtherapy.com

Tracy Palumbo

This speech pathologist can perform AAC assessments. She especially works with children in the school system who have communication disabilities. She accepts private health insurance and offers reduced fees.

Address:
1400 Willis Street
Redding, CA 96001

Phone: (530) 243-7969

Redlands Community Hospital

This hospital has speech pathologists on staff who can perform AAC assessments for a wide range of devices. The hospital accepts Medicare, Medi-Cal, private health insurance, and credit cards.

Contact: Scott Bjirke

Address:
355 Terricina Blvd.
Redlands, CA 92373

Phone: (909) 335-5500 ext 6535
Email: spiller@dslextreme.com

SpeakEasy Speech and Language Services

This center has speech pathologists with the ability to conduct AAC assessments. The center accepts most major health insurance plans.

Contact: Melissa Matherly

Address:
1711 Via El Prado, suite 301
Redondo Beach, CA 90277

Phone: (310)984-4233
Email: melmatherly@speakeasy.com

Associated Learning and Language Specialists

The speech therapists who work for this program are very qualified to do AAC assessments at home or in the school setting. A full evaluation costs $800-1800 depending on how involved it is. They will take payment by check or credit card.

Contact: Betsy Fletcher

Address:
1060 Twin Dolphin Drive, suite 100
Redwood City, CA 94065

Phone: (650) 631-9999

Nancy K. Barcal

This speech pathologist is qualified to do AAC assessments and she works with health agencies and comes to clients' homes. She accepts private health insurance and credit cards. She offers reduced fees and performs some services for free.

Address:
151 N. Sunrise Ave.
Roseville, CA 95661

Phone: (916) 797-3307
Email: nbarcal@surewest.net

American River Speech

This clinic has speech pathologists who can perform AAC assessments. It accepts most major health insurance plans.

Contact: Jane deGelleke

Address:
11344 Coloma Road, suite 810
Sacramento, CA 95670

Phone: (916) 631-0428
Email: arsgoldriver@aol.com

Bright Start Therapies

This center serves patients of all ages and its speech pathologists can perform AAC assessments for a wide range of devices. The center accepts most major types of health insurance.

Contact: Karen Fittinger

Address:
198 Cirby Way, suite 140
Sacramento, CA 95825

Phone: (916) 483-8282
Email: brighttherapies@yahoo.com

Communication Technology Education Center

CTEC is a non profit AAC center serving students and adults with communication needs. Our Speech Pathologists, Assistive Technology Professonals -ATP, and AAC trainers provide.

Contact: Jamie Crum, MEd., ECSE

Address:
2025 Hurley Way, Suite 105
Sacramento, CA 95825

Phone: (916) 921-5639

Website: http://supportedlife.org/ctec
Email: ctec@supportedlife.org

Robert H. Ballard Rehabilitation Hospital

This rehabilitation hospital has speech pathologists on staff who can perform AAC assessments. The hospital accepts Medicare, Medi-Cal, private health insurance, and credit cards. Reduced fees are available and some services are offered for free.

Address:
1760 West 16th Street
San Bernardino, CA 92411

Phone: (909) 473-1200

Lianne Nahina Pfitcher

She is a speech pathologist who can perform AAC assessments. She accepts most major types of health insurance and credit cards.

Address:
420 Camino de Estrella
San Clemente, CA 92672

Phone: (949) 488-3348

Crimson Speech and Language

This center has speech pathologists who can perform a wide array of assessments for AAC devices. The center accepts Medi-Cal and private health insurance. Reduced fees are also available. 

Contact: Karyn Sercy

Address:
9606 Tierra Grande, Suite 107
San Diego, CA 92126

Phone: (858) 695-9415
Email: karynls2@aol.com

Susan Berkowitz, M.S., M.Ed., C.C.C., SLP

Susan Berkowitz is a speech therapist who serves the San Diego and Orange County areas. She also serves Riverside County, San Bernadino County, and occasionally Imperial County. She has been in practice for over 30 years, and she provides AAC assessments for no-tech, low-tech, and high-tech solutions for people with communication difficulties. She conducts environmental evaluations for the implementation of communication skills programs. She consults to schools, parents, day programs, and residential programs, and she assists with setting intervention programs into place. She will also provide programming and training of AAC devices for her clients.

Phone: (619) 980-0347
Email: berkowitzs@hotmail.com

UCP San Diego, at the San Diego Assistive Technology Center

UCP San Diego?s Assistive Technology Center provides AAC Assessment services to anyone in the greater San Diego area. Our SLP has been in practice for over 30 years, and provides AAC assessments for no-tech, low-tech, and high-tech solutions for people with communication difficulties. UCP?s staff will assist families and professionals in coordinating programming and training of AAC devices for clients with the company representatives. Please note: Prior to making an appointment for a comprehensive assessment, a funding source needs to be identified. UCP SD-ATC accepts private payments, some insurance and is approved as a provider for Regional Center and Department of Rehabilitation for payment.

Contact: Bruce Fleming, AAC Program Coordinator

Address:
8665 Gibbs Drive Suite 100
San Diego, CA 92123

Phone: (858) 278-5420, ext. 121

Website: Web: www.ucpsdtechcenter.org
Email: bfleming@ucpsd.org

ACTS Augmentative Communication Technology Services

ACTS offers consultations and assessments for AAC devices which includes unaided and aided low, light, and high technology integrated into the individual?s home or educational setting. You can contact the main ACTS office and you will be directed to one of their eight speech and language therapists based on your specific AAC needs.

Contact: Dr. Marilyn J. Buzolich, Executive Director

Address:
350 Santa Ana Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94127-1953

Phone: (415) 333-7739

Website: www.acts-at.com
Email: mjbuz@acts-at.com

Forbes Norris ALS Research Center

This is a research center which will take referrals from any other hospital. The center has speech pathologists who can perform AAC assessments. The center accepts Medicare, Medi-Cal, private health insurance, and credit cards.

Contact: Amy Roman, Director

Address:
2324 Sacramento Street
San Francisco, CA 94115

Phone: (415) 600-3604
Email: amy.roman@sbcglobal.net

San Francisco State University Dept. of Communicative Disorders and Sciences

SFSU has clinics in which graduate students perform AAC assessments under the close supervision of a fully qualified speech pathologist and faculty members. The fees for services at these clinics are reduced.

Contact: Nancy B. Robinson

Address:
1600 Holloway Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94132

Phone: (415) 338-1001

Creekside School Community Outreach Program

This a school for students with special needs. The school has speech and language therapists on staff who are qualified to do AAC evaluations. The outreach program serves very young children up through adults. The speech therapists charge $80-125 per hour and they accept school P.O.?s, checks, and credit cards.

Contact: Lynette DiLuzio

Address:
540 Sands Drive
San Jose, CA 95125

Phone: (408) 933-8910

Website: www.creeksideschool.org
Email: info@creekside.org

MST Speech and Language Center

This outpatient rehabilitation center has speech pathologists who can perform AAC assessments. The center accepts most major types of health insurance.

Contact: Linda Miller-Smith

Address:
811 El Capitan Way Suite 220
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

Phone: (805) 544-8840
Email: info@mstspeech.com

Therapies to Grow On

This clinic focuses mainly on children with communication disabilities. There are speech pathologists on staff who can perform assessments for a wide range of AAC devices. Most major types of health insurance are accepted.

Contact: Dana Ehring

Address:
187 Tank Farm Road, suite 210
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

Phone: (805) 547-1755
Email: idsopch@charter.net

Associated Speech Pathologists

This clinic has speech pathologists with backgrounds in augmentative and alternative communication who can perform AAC assessments for a wide range of devices. The clinic accepts Medi-Cal and most major health plans.

Contact: Mary Anne MacLellan

Address:
1595 Grand Ave., Suite 110
San Marcos, CA 92078

Phone: (760) 471-1198
Email: associatedspeech@att.net

Route To Language

This program has speech therapists who can conduct AAC assessments. Services are provided to very young children up through age 18. The program serves clients from San Francisco to Santa Cruz. The speech therapists charge $125 per hour and accept checks, school P.O.?s, and credit cards.

Contact: Mitra Ahani

Phone: (650) 548-1110
Email: mitra@route2language.com

Speech Pathology Services of Marin/Sonoma

This clinic has speech pathologists who are highly qualified to perform AAC assessments for devices from low-tech to high-tech. The center accepts Medicare, Medi-Cal, private health insurance, and credit cards.

Contact: R. Rossman

Address:
30 N. San Pedro Road, suite 203
San Rafael, CA 94903

Phone: (707) 763-6419
Email: speech30@aol.com

Assistive Technology Exchange Center (ATEC) a program of Goodwill of Orange County

The Assistive Technology Exchange Center (ATEC), a program of Goodwill of Orange County has Speech-Language Pathologists and a Rehabilitation Engineer that provide assistive technology, including Augmentative Alternative Communication (AAC) assessments, trainings, consultations and professional development services. ATEC works with all ages, in Orange County and some cities in neighboring counties. They contract and vend with school districts, regional centers, and the Department of Rehabilitation; as well as accept private pay.

Contact: Lauren Wetzler, Manager

Address:
1601 East St. Andrew Place
Santa Ana, CA 92705

Phone: (714) 361-6200 ext. 226

Website: www.atec-oc.org
Email: laurenw@ocgoodwill.org

Uduak Osom

This speech pathologist is qualified to perform AAC assessments. The office accepts most major health plans and credit cards and treats patients of all ages.

Address:
1090 Homestead Road
Santa Clara, CA 95050

Phone: (408) 241-2229
Email: ussom@yahoo.com

Via Speech Hearing and Learning Center

This center has speech pathologists who can perform AAC device assessments and it serves patients of all ages. It will accept patients who pay privately and patients who have health insurance through Kaiser.

Contact: Kristine Conley

Address:
2851 Park Avenue
Santa Clara, CA 95050

Phone: (408) 243-7861

Deborah Bell

She is a SLP serving central and northern California who does ACC assessments on all kinds of devices from light-tech up to high tech. She also assesses for access and language needs in all sorts of settings from work to public schools to day programs.    She is based in Santa Cruz and she is in private practice. She accepts private insurance and private payments as well as Medi-Cal and Medicare. She works with individuals from age three on up.

Address:
326 Alta Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Phone: (831) 425-8840  
Email: debnoel@cruzio.com

Whittier Area Parents' Association for the Developmentally Handicapped

Darlene Hanson is the director of communication services for the Whittier Area Parents? Association for the Developmentally Handicapped, and she is a SLP with many years of experience doing AAC assessments.

Contact: Darlene Hanson Communication Services Director

Address:
9300 Santa Fe Springs Road
Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670

Phone: (562) 946-0467 ext. 105
Fax: (562) 946-5767
Email: dghanson@me.com

Alan Wittert

This speech pathologist works with home health agencies and does assessments in clients' homes. He is qualified to do AAC assessments and he accepts most major types of health insurance.

Address:
2302 5th Street, suite B
Santa Monica, CA 90405

Phone: (310) 995-4916
Email: levoxbox@aol.com

Santa Rosa Speech and Language Services

This clinic has speech pathologists who can perform AAC assessments for a wide range of devices. It serves clients of all ages and accepts Medi-Cal and private health insurance. Reduced fees are available.

Contact: John Samples, Ph.D.

Address:
4725 B Hoen Avenue
Santa Rosa, CA 95405

Phone: (707) 542-1010

Tracie Soder, M.S. CCC-SLP

This speech pathologist performs AAC assessments and accepts most major types of health insurance. She serves all ages.

Address:
19040 Cox Ave., Suite 5
Saratoga, CA 95070

Phone: (408) 996-2357
Email: tsoderslp@aol.com

Valley Speech and Language Associates

This center has speech pathologists on staff who are specialists in augmentative and alternative communication and who can conduct AAC assessments. The center serves all ages in the Santa Cruz and Monterey County areas and accepts most major health plans. 

Contact: Donna Heyl

Address:
219 D Mt. Hermon Road
Scotts Valley, CA 95066

Phone: (831) 338-3982
Email: donna@valleyspeech.com

Suzanne Barnes

This speech pathologist has a background in augmentative and alternative communication and she can perform AAC assessments. She accepts credit cards and health insurance.

Address:
55 Auburn Ave.
Sierra Madre, CA 91024

Phone: (626) 355-1729
Email: suzspeech@aol.com

Katheryn Chin

She is a speech pathologist located at a hospital who can do AAC assessments. She accepts most major health plans and credit cards, and she serves patients of all ages. 

Address:
1900 E. Los Angeles Ave.
Simi Valley, CA 93065

Phone: (805) 955-7123
Email: katjchin@gmail.com

Jewett and Associates

This clinic has speech pathologists who can perform AAC assessments. The clinic accepts Medicare and private health insurance and serves patients of all ages.

Contact: Judi Jewett

Address:
4212 N. Pershing Ave., Suite A1
Stockton, CA 95207

Phone: (209) 957-3900
Email: judi@jewettslp.com

Carol Fenwick

She is a speech pathologist at an elementary school who can do AAC assessments for preschool through high school age children. She does accept private health insurance.

Address:
1148 Heatherstone Way
Sunnyvale, CA 94087

Phone: (408) 522-8241
Email: bostonfen@yahoo.com

Vital Speech and Swallow

The clinic has speech pathologists who can perform AAC assessments. The center accepts Medicare, Medi-Cal, private health insurance, and credit cards. This center serves patients of all ages.

Contact: Natalie Zhitnitsky

Address:
5554 Reseda Blvd. #103
Tarzana, CA 91356

Phone: (818) 708-7704
Email: nataliezhit@aol.com

Diane Friederich

She is a speech pathologist based at a hospital who can perform AAC assessments. She accepts Medicare, Medi-Cal, private health insurance, and credit cards.

Address:
P.O. Box 538
Temecula, CA 92593

Phone: (951) 491-5566

Terry Kappe Speech and Language Therapy Services

He is a SLP in the Pasadena area who serves southern California. He has been an SLP for 30 years. He uses AT and performs assessments for all types of AAC devices. He contracts with schools and the regional center in his area. He is a preferred provider for Blue Cross and Blue Shield and most other large insurance carriers. He does not accept Medicare or Medi-Cal.

Address:
9432 Olive Street
Temple City, CA 91780

Phone: (626) 287-8592
Email: terrykappe@gmail.com

ARC Clinic

This is an outpatient rehabilitation center which is staffed with speech pathologists who can perform AAC assessments. The clinic accepts Medicare, Medi-Cal, and private health insurance. Reduced fees are also available.

Address:
1051 Las Tablas Road
Templeton, CA 93465

Phone: (805) 434-4885

California Speech and Rehabilitation, Inc.

This clinic has speech pathologists who can do AAC assessments. The center accepts private health insurance and credit cards.

Contact: lisa Burns

Address:
505 Thousand Oaks Blvd.
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360

Phone: (805) 495-3318
Email: drspeech@adelphia.net

Torrance Memorial Medical Center

The hospital has speech pathologists on staff who can perform AAC assessments. The hospital accepts Medicare, private health insurance, and credit cards.

Address:
3330 Lomita Blvd.
Torrance, CA 90505

Phone: (310) 325-9110

Lori De DeNoewer

This speech pathologist is based at a school but she does accept outside contracts for AAC assessments. She offers reduced fees to her outside clients. Her focus is on school-age children.

Address:
12720 Newport Ave., #20
Tustin, CA 92780

Phone: (714) 904-6001
Email: ldenoewer@msn.com

High Desert Speech and Language Center

This clinic has speech pathologists who can perform AAC assessments. The center accepts private health insurance and credit cards.

Contact: Lakieta Emanuel

Address:
12241 Industrial Blvd. suite 201
Victorville, CA 92392

Phone: (760) 952-2333
Email: freedom@highdesertspeech.com

Jennifer Coggiola, M.A. CCC-SLP

This speech pathologist works with home health agencies and performs evaluations and therapy in clients' homes. She is qualified to perform AAC assessments, and she accepts Medicare and private health insurance. 

Address:
3256 McNutt Ave.
Walnut Creek, CA 94597

Phone: (925) 323-0175
Email: jcoggiola@hotmail.com

Speech Pathology Services

This group has speech pathologists who are qualified to do AAC assessments. The clinic accepts most major health insurance plans.

Contact: Contact Susan Stark

Address:
2121 Ygnacio Valley Road, E-200
Walnut Creek, CA 94598

Phone: (925) 945-1474
Email: clinic@speechpathologygroup.com

Sara Romo-Miranda

This speech pathologist performs AAC assessments. She accepts Medi-Cal, private health insurance, and credit cards.

Address:
1433 West Merced Ave., Suite 216
West Covina, CA 91790

Phone: (626) 472-9100

Website: This speech pathologist performs AAC assessments. She accepts Medi-Cal, private health ins

The Speech Works

This center has speech pathologists who can perform AAC assessments for patients of all ages. The center accepts Medicare and private health insurance.

Contact: Rose Godfrey

Address:
399 Del Norte Ave.
Yuba City, CA 95991

Phone: (530) 673-7777
Email: speech@thespeechworks.com