Speech & Language Therapy Services 
Outpatient Therapy Services
South Building
7777 Norris Canyon Road, San Ramon

San Ramon Regional Medical Center offers Speech and Language Therapy Outpatient Services. Our board certified, licensed speech language pathologists provide evaluations and treatment for pediatric and adult patients with congenital and acquired neurological speech and language impairments. We offer functional therapy services to patients with the following diagnoses: 

  • Receptive and expressive language deficits
  • Cognitive-linguistic impairments
  • Speech disorders and dysphasia as a result of CVAs
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Head and neck cancer
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Down’s Syndrome

Meet Our Therapists

Lori Dawson, M.S., CCC-SLP (lori.dawson@tenethealth.com)

BS, Speech and Hearing Sciences, University of California, Santa Barbara

MS, Communicative Disorders, Utah State University 

·         Specializing for the past 16 years in speech and language disorders, cognitive-linguistic disorders, dysphagia, and assessments using modified barium swallow. Worked in all levels of rehabilitation including acute care, acute rehabilitation, and outpatient rehabilitation with adult and geriatric patients.

Mandee Starn, M.S., CCC-SLP  (mandee.starn@tenethealth.com)

BA, Communication Management, University of California, Davis

MS, Speech Pathology and Audiology, California State University, Hayward (1999)

·         Licensed Speech-Language Pathologist with experience assessing and treating pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric patients with language, speech and cognitive-linguistic impairments. Has worked with special needs as well as general population school age children and in the acute, subacute and outpatient rehabilitative settings.

Christine Chen, M.S., CCC-SLP (christine.chen@tenethealth.com)

BA, California State University East Bay

MS, Communicative Disorders, San Francisco State University (2003) 

·         Licensed Speech-Language Pathologist with experience working with adults and children. She has worked in various settings including skilled nursing facilities, hospitals, and schools, as well as having served as a member of the preschool diagnostic team where she discovered her passion in early intervention. She has worked closely with Occupational Therapists, Behavior Specialists, School Psychologists, and Educational Specialists and has experience working with children with mild-severe deficits due to delays in Receptive/Expressive Language skills, Articulation, Motor Speech, Cognition, and Autism.

For an appointment, call 925.275.8442. A physician referral is required. Your physician can fax your referral to 925.830.9499.


San Ramon Regional Medical Center | 6001 Norris Canyon Rd, San Ramon, CA 94583