Cognitive Health and Rehabilitation Program

Boston University is pleased to offer comprehensive services in the Cognitive Health and Rehabilitation Program (CHRP). CHRP sees clients on-campus in the Academic Speech, Language and Hearing Center at Sargent College and off-site with our community partner in Boston.

In our on-campus programming, CHRP provides evaluation of cognitive skills (attention, memory, planning/organization, and language processing). Clients will receive a detailed evaluation report and treatment recommendations. Clients may also be recommended for cognitive therapy at CHRP, which focuses on achieving personal goals with restorative treatment and compensatory strategies.

Currently, both in-person and telehealth appointments are offered.

Our program also offers specialized evaluation and treatment for clients with acquired cognitive deficits (cognitive change secondary to a traumatic brain injury or a stroke) or dementia (cognitive change due to a neurogenerative diagnosis, such as Parkinson’s disease or Alzheimer’s disease).

CHRP also includes group treatment programs. Please see our list below for a description of each.

Qualifying for Services

Generally, clients will first see an outside speech-language pathologist, occupational therapist, and/or neurologist. The outside provider may then provide a referral to our program. Clients are also encouraged to reach out directly and inquire about CHRP.

Therapy Programs

Our graduate students conduct the majority of evaluation and therapy services, and they are mentored and closely supervised by a speech-language pathologist who will help design an individualized therapy program for the client. Some therapy programs offered in our clinic include, but are not limited to:

Cognitive Health and Rehabilitation Program Services: Individual evaluation and individual therapy

Contact Us

If you are interested in an evaluation, treatment, and/or joining one of our groups, please contact Clinical Assistant Professor Maggie Balz by phone (617-358-1730), or email ( Maggie is a speech language pathologist interested in supporting cognition and communication for adults.