The Language-Literacy Center (LLC) was initially funded through a grant from University of the Pacific to meet the clinical training needs of Pacific speech-language pathology students and the language-literacy needs of area youth. The LLC is designed to provide our students with opportunities to learn best practices in working with youth who have language-literacy disorders and to conduct research in this area. We are currently seeking referrals of individuals who meet the following criteria as potential candidates for the LLC:

  • Children/adolescents in grades 1-12
  • Mild-moderate language disorder
  • At least low average cognitive ability
  • Struggle with literacy (reading and/or writing)
  • Ability to attend weekly, one-hour afternoon sessions

Assessment and treatment sessions will be provided free of charge.


If you would like to refer a child to the LLC, please download the LLC Referral Form (pdf). After scanning the completed form, then:

Email to:
Jeannene Ward-Lonergan, PhD
Professor, Director

Postal mail to:
Language-Literacy Center
University of the Pacific
Department of Speech-Language Pathology
3601 Pacific Ave.
Stockton, CA 95211

Physical Address

Language Literacy Center
Department of Speech-Language Pathology
University of the Pacific
757 Brookside Road
Stockton, CA 95211