Georgia State University Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic is a part of the Communication Sciences and Disorders graduate program at Georgia State University. Services at our clinic are provided by graduate students in training to become licensed speech-language pathologists.
These students are supervised by licensed speech-language pathologists and audiologists who are faculty members in the Communication Sciences and Disorders program within the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders.
The Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic does not discriminate in the delivery of services for any reason including race, color, sex, age, gender, religion, creed, national origin, sexual orientation, veteran status or disability. The clinic is accessible for individuals with disabilities, including those using wheelchairs.
Welcome from the Director
Welcome to the Georgia State University Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic website. Since 1975, the Clinic has been providing speech, language, and hearing help to Georgia State and the Atlanta community. The Clinic serves as a very important part of the educational program for graduate students in speech-language pathology. These students provide services under the direct supervision of licensed and nationally certified speech-language pathologists and audiologists who are faculty members at Georgia State University.
The goal of the Clinic is to provide exceptionally high-quality services to clients with a wide array of communication difficulties. We see individuals of all ages (1-90 years of age) for screenings, evaluations, and individual or small group therapy. We also offer several support groups. In therapy, all clients have personalized goals designed to meet their communication needs. We have well-designed facilities and access to a wide selection of materials and technology for use in evaluation and therapy sessions. We also have well-equipped observation areas for family members.
If you have specific questions about our clinical program or the services we offer, feel free to call our office at 404-413-8044.
Debra Schober-Peterson, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Board Certified Specialist-Child Language
Communication Disorders We Treat
Communication disorders affect the way people talk, hear or understand speech. These differences may range from mild to severe. The Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic provides evaluation and therapy services for the following disorders, problem areas, and contributing causes:
- Childhood Apraxia of Speech
- Acquired Apraxia
- Traumatic Brain Injury
- Developmental Delays
- Accent/Dialect Modification
- Reading and Writing
- Social Communication
The Clinic does not provide services to individuals with swallowing or myofunctional disorders.
For additional information regarding communication disorders, please see the following websites:
The College of Education & Human Development Building is a 10-story building located at the corner of Pryor Street and Decatur Street in downtown Atlanta. The main entrance to the building is on Pryor Street. Our office is on the eighth floor of the building.
From I-75/85 Northbound: Exit at Central Avenue and Fulton Street (Exit 246) toward Downtown/GA Dome. Bear to the right on the ramp onto Capitol Avenue. You will travel approximately one mile and you will cross over Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. Turn left onto Decatur Street. There will be a commercial parking lot on the left. Just beyond this parking lot is the College of Education & Human Development Building.
From I-75/85 Southbound: Exit at Martin Luther King Jr. Drive (Exit 248A). Bear right to continue on Jesse Hill Jr, Dr. SE. At the next light, turn left onto Decatur Street. After the second traffic light, there will be a commercial parking lot on the left. Just beyond this parking lot is the College of Education & Human Development Building.
From I-20 Westbound: Exit at Capital Avenue (Exit 58A). Turn right onto Capital Avenue. After you cross Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Capital Avenue becomes Piedmont Avenue. At the next traffic light, you will reach Decatur Street. Turn left onto Decatur Street. After the second traffic light, there will be a commercial parking lot on the left. Just beyond the parking lot is the College of Education & Human Development Building.
From I-20 Eastbound: Exit at Windsor/Spring Street (Exit 56B). At the third light, turn left onto Central Avenue. At the second light, turn left onto Decatur Street. On your left, there will be a commercial parking lot. Just beyond this parking lot is the College of Education & Human Development Building.
MARTA: Exit the train at the Five Points Station and turn left onto Peachtree Street. Continue to the first corner and proceed down Wall Street to Pryor Street. Turn left on Pryor Street. The building is on the corner of Decatur Street and Pryor Street.
Parking: Parking is available in one of the public parking lots adjacent to our building, Two lots can be accessed from Kimball Way, one can be assessed from Pryor Street, and one can be accessed from Wall Street. Parking lots are owned by private companies and Georgia State has no control over their rates. Metered spaces are available on Wall Street. For a list of nearby lots contact the clinic office. Clients are encouraged to use MARTA and exit at Five Points Station.
Clients as consumers receiving audiology or speech-language pathology services have:
- THE RIGHT to be treated with dignity and respect;
- THE RIGHT to have services provided without regard to race, color, ethnicity, sex, age, gender identity/gender expression, religion, creed, national origin, sexual orientation, veteran status, disability, culture, language or dialect;
- THE RIGHT to know the name and professional qualifications of the person or persons providing services;
- THE RIGHT to personal privacy and confidentiality of information to the extent permitted by law;
- THE RIGHT to know in advance the fees for services.
- THE RIGHT to receive a clear explanation of evaluation results, to be informed of potential or lack of potential for improvement, and to express their choices of goals and methods of service delivery;
- THE RIGHT to accept or reject services;
- THE RIGHT to have services provided in a timely and competent manner, which includes referral to other appropriate professionals when necessary;
- THE RIGHT to present concerns about services and to be informed of procedures for seeking their resolution;
- THE RIGHT to accept or reject participation in teaching, research, or promotional activities;
- THE RIGHT to review information contained in their records, to receive explanation of record entries upon request, and to request correction of inaccurate records;
- THE RIGHT to receive notice regarding reasons for discontinuation of services; an explanation of these reasons (in person, upon request), and referral to other providers if so requested.
These rights belong to the person or persons needing services. For sound legal or medical reasons, a family member, guardian, or legal representative may exercise these rights on the person’s behalf.
The Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic does not discriminate in the delivery of services for any reason including race, color, ethnicity, sex, age, gender identity/gender expression, religion, creed, national origin, sexual orientation, veteran status, disability, culture, language or dialect.
Statement of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
The members of the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders in Georgia State University’s College of Education & Human Development are committed to diversity, equity and inclusion. We value the unique differences of every human and are dedicated to providing equal opportunity and access for our students, clients, staff and faculty members. We believe that diversity, equity and inclusion are part of an ongoing process that guides our mission to prepare qualified professionals to address the needs of those who experience communication and swallowing difficulties. Our aim is to foster an environment within our department where the contributions of each individual are respected and supported as we achieve individual and collective goals. We strive to create a department that provides a safe space for critical dialogue about inequity and discrimination.