Student Training

The Aphasia Resource Center is a state-of-the-art training facility for graduate students in the Boston University Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences Department. Graduate students in Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy and Health Sciences also train in the Center.

BU teaches evidence-based practice in aphasia treatment, grounded in science, observation and analysis. At the Center, our students can relate their academic learning to real-world practice. Since we follow a Life Participation Approach—helping individuals with aphasia reconnect with their community—students learn a great deal about the psychosocial aspects of living with an acquired neurogenic disorder.

Graduate and, in some cases, undergraduate students in the Communication Disorders rehabilitation sciences facilitate the weekly and monthly aphasia groups with the guidance of licensed clinical supervisors in their respective disciplines. Students meet with their supervisors weekly to discuss both client and clinician performance and to plan for the following week.

To read some student testimonials, visit In Their Own Words.