The Speech and Language Center also provides training for special educators, related professionals, and caregivers. Education and training programs are offered on our campus or on-site at local schools and agencies in the West San Gabriel region. Topics may include, but are not limited to, the following:

Language and Literacy Development

  • Language & Communication Development in Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Supporting English Language Learners in Early Childhood Education
  • Developing Language & Literacy: Talking, Reading, and Writing from the Ground Up
  • Sharing Books, Sharing Music: Literacy Development & the Benefits of Music in Early Childhood


  • Inclusion in Preschool
  • Autism & Inclusion in Early Childhood Education
  • Building Bridges Across Transitions
  • Social Stories in the Classroom

Functional Communication Training

  • Intro to Augmentative and Alternative Communication
  • Visually Supports for Communication
  • iPads for Autism – Communicative, Educational, and Recreational Benefits of Mobile Technologies

Therapeutic and Educational Music

  • Music for Development & Learning
  • Music in Infant & Toddler Development
  • Learning Language Through Music

For more information about the programs or services offered at the Hjelte-Phillips Speech & Language Center,
please email Gwendolyn Meier Eberhard, Director of Speech and Language.

You can also call the Speech and Language Center directly at (626) 449-2919, ext. 176.

Hjelte-Phillips Speech & Language Center Located At: 2088 E. Villa Street, Pasadena, CA 91107
Mail to: 2060 E. Villa Street, Pasadena, CA 91107
Phone: (626) 449-2919, ext. 176 * Fax: 626-449-2850