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Academic Speech, Language & Hearing Center

Upcoming Programs

New Voice Disorders Clinic – Starting This Fall!

Starting September 2016, the Boston University Academic Speech, Language, and Hearing Center will begin its new voice disorders clinic. Services include a comprehensive evaluation of laryngeal (voice box) function, including acoustic and aerodynamic testing and assessment of motor abilities. Clients will receive a detailed evaluation report and treatment recommendations. Voice therapy will focus on comprehensive treatment of a wide range of voice and upper airway disorders/conditions, tailored to each individual client.

Clients must already have a formal diagnosis by an otolaryngologist or ear, nose, and throat (ENT) physician consisting of one of the following to qualify:

  • vocal cord/fold lesions (ex. nodules, polyps, cysts)
  • vocal cord/fold paresis
  • laryngeal edema (ex. Reinke’s)
  • muscle tension dysphonia/aphonia
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • paradoxical vocal fold motion disorder/vocal cord dysfunction
  • chronic cough
  • vocal fold atrophy/presbyphonia
  • puberphonia
  • transgender voice

For more information about the clinic and how to apply, call 617-353-3188 or email alliem24@bu.edu.

Preschool Summer Intensive Language Intervention Program

During the month of July, the Boston University Academic Speech, Language & Hearing Center will run its intensive language intervention program for children aged 3 to 5 years. This program will run four mornings a week and will involve play-based individual and group intervention. We’ll also offer parent support and resource groups. For more information about the program and how to apply, click here.

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About the Speech, Language & Hearing Center

The Boston University Academic Speech, Language & Hearing Center provides speech and language evaluations and therapy as part of the clinical training program for students in the Department of Speech, Language & Hearing Sciences. Comprehensive evaluations and/or therapy services are provided for individuals with communication difficulties, including:

  • articulation/phonology
  • oral and written language
  • organization and study skills
  • stuttering
  • voice

These services are provided by graduate students in the Department of Speech, Language & Hearing Sciences, closely supervised by a Boston University faculty member who is a licensed, certified speech-language pathologist.

Evaluations: Clients from toddlers through adults receive a comprehensive evaluation that includes, as appropriate, assessment of speech production as well as oral and written language skills. Clients also receive an extensive written report with detailed recommendations.

Treatment: Clients commit to weekly individual or group therapy sessions throughout the academic semester, which runs for 10–12 weeks.

The Joseph Germono Fluency Center offers individual and group therapy sessions for individuals who stutter. The fluency group is held weekly and is one of the largest of its kind in the area.

Service Regular Fee
Diagnostic Evaluation $150.00/evaluation
Individual Treatment $250.00/semester
Group Treatment $125.00/semester

Scholarship assistance is available for all our services. Special rates apply for BU students, faculty, and staff.

INFORMATION: We maintain a waiting list for prospective clients interested in evaluations and/or treatment. For further information and application forms, please contact us at 617-353-3188.

Aphasia Resource Center

The Aphasia Resource Center is also associated with the Department of Speech, Language & Hearing Sciences. Please visit the Center website to learn more.