Clinical Services

Speech Language & Audiology Testing/Research

Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology services are provided through the Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology at Tennessee State University.

Both the Speech Language Clinic and the Audiology Testing and Research Clinic are located on the Avon Williams Campus (Downtown ) in Nashville.


Coordinator of Clinical Education

Mary T. Fitzgerald , PhD, CCC-SLP, CCC-A

Externship Coordinator

Tyese Hunter , M.A., CCC-SLP

Clinical Supervisors

Speech-Language Pathologists

Sylvia Driggins, M.A., CCC-SLP

Iris Johnson-Arnold, PhD, CCC-SLP

Katherine Walsh, M.A., CCC-SLP

Terrie Gibson, PhD, CCC-SLP


Valeria Roberts Matlock, EdD, CCC-A


Speech Language Clinic
Audiology Testing/Research Clinic



Speech and Language 

  • Speech and Language screening and assessment
  • Articulation Therapy 
  • Stuttering Therapy
  • Language Therapy
  • Voice Therapy
  • Early Intervention
  • Accent Modification


  • Hearing Screenings 
  • Diagnostic Testing
  • Electrophysiological Testing, including ABR and later evoked potentials



Speech-Language Clinic:
330 Tenth Avenue North , Suite N200 (2nd floor)

Audiology Testing and Research Clinic:
330 Tenth Avenue North, Room 277 (2nd floor)

Speech and language therapy sessions are scheduled by appointment on Monday and Wednesday or Tuesday and Thursday between the hours of 9 A.M. and 5 P.M. Therapy sessions are scheduled on the hour. Speech and language diagnostic sessions and audiological assessments are by appointment only.



Diagnostic and therapy services are $65 per semester.   Actual Fees are assessed on a sliding scale based on family size and gross monthly income. Stipends are available for clients who are unable to pay, but do not meet income guidelines for reduced fees. State employees, faculty students, and their immediate families are eligible for services at no cost regardless of income level.



All clients are seen by graduate students and advanced level undergraduate students in the Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology. All screenings, diagnostics, and therapy sessions are directly supervised by speech-language pathologists and audiologists, certified by the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association (ASHA).  


Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology
330 10th Avenue North, Suite P
Nashville, TN 37203-3401

Phone: 615-963-7081
Fax: 615-963-7119




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