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  near Downtown Nashville.

Clinic Faculty

Tina T. Smith, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Coordinator of Clinical Externships
Kathleen Herbert, MS, CCC-SLP

Clinical Supervisors
Sylvia Driggins, Ed.D., CCC-SLP
Marcia Hebb, MS, CCC-SLP
Kathleen Herbert, MS, CCC-SLP
Katherine Walsh, MA, CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologists
Danielle H. Watson, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Iris Johnson-Arnold, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Terrie Gibson, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Valeria Roberts Matlock, Ed.D, 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 N-200 (2nd floor)
Avon Williams Campus - Downtown Nashville

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. Tennessee State University 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).  


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