Marjorie Nicholas, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Dr. Nicholas is an Associate Professor in the Graduate Program in Communication Sciences and Disorders at the MGH Institute of Health Professions in Boston, MA. Prior to joining the faculty at MGH IHP, she worked for over 15 years as a speech-language pathologist at the Boston VA Medical Center and received her training in aphasia assessment and treatment under the mentorship of Drs. Harold Goodglass, Martin Albert, and Nancy Helm-Estabrooks.

She has co-authored numerous research articles on aphasia, language in normal aging, and dementia and is co-author of various assessment and treatment materials for aphasia including the Boston Assessment of Severe Aphasia (BASA), the Sentence Production Program for Aphasia (SPPA), and a software program for alternative communication called C-Speak Aphasia.  Her research interests focus on the treatment of severe aphasia, and in particular on the cognitive and neuroanatomical mechanisms underlying successful response to communication treatment. In addition, she coordinates a year-long Aphasia Clinic at MGH IHP, that is operated as a clinical training site for advanced practice graduate students.