Department: Speech, Language & Hearing Sciences

Department: Speech, Language & Hearing Sciences

Jessica Pisegna, PhD, MS CCC-SLP, BCS-S, MEd

Scholarly, Research, and/or Practice Interests Jessica Pisegna researches adult voice and swallowing disorders. In the world of medical speech language pathology, she particularly enjoys the detective-like skills required to figure out why someone may have trouble voicing, swallowing, or breathing. She specializes in rehabilitating adults with swallowing disorders caused from stroke, head/neck cancer, trauma, and […]

Amy Lieberman, PhD

Scholarly, Research, and/or Practice Interests Amy Lieberman explores how deaf children acquire American Sign Language (ASL), with a focus in how children learn to perceive language and information through the visual modality. She leads an NIH-funded investigation of word learning and attention in deaf and hard-of-hearing children, and also studies how early language experience influences […]

Alyssa Boucher, PhD, CCC-SLP

Scholarly, Research, and/or Practice Interests My primary clinical and research interests are in the areas of speech sound disorders and early literacy development of young children with communication disorders. I am also interested in designing flexible learning environments to support meaningful classroom participation for children with communication differences through the use of universal design for […]

Joint Bachelor of Science in Linguistics and Speech, Language & Hearing Sciences

The intercollegiate Bachelor of Science in Linguistics and Speech, Language & Hearing Sciences (SLHS) is designed for students interested in studying human language from a variety of perspectives. Students will gain an understanding of language acquisition and communication disorders as well as a solid grounding in linguistics through examination of the structure, use, acquisition, and development […]

Pieter Noordzij, MD

Scholarly, Research, and/or Practice Interests Providing state-of-the-art medical and surgical management of disorders that affect the larynx and thyroid gland. His expertise covers the following areas: Adult and Pediatric Laryngology, Care of the Professional Voice, Airway Disorders, Thyroid and Parathyroid disorders, Head and Neck Cancer, and Care of Swallowing Disorders. Dr. Noordzij works in the […]

PhD in Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences

The Sargent College doctoral program is designed for students who want to take leadership roles as independent researchers and scholars in speech, language, or hearing science. We prepare our students to excel through a combination of advanced academic work, extensive lab experiences and mentored, original research. With the resources of Boston University and the surrounding […]

Minor in Speech, Language & Hearing Sciences

If you’re a Boston University undergraduate student who would like to learn more about human communication—both the normal processes and disorders—consider choosing a minor in Speech, Language & Hearing Sciences. Since communication is fundamental to virtually every human activity, a deeper understanding of it can enrich your study of any field. Students majoring in psychology, […]

Bachelor of Science in Speech, Language & Hearing Sciences

Are you interested in studying the various ways an infant acquires language? Helping an elderly person regain the power to connect with family and friends after a stroke? Conducting research on the causes of hearing loss or better treatments for swallowing disorders? By pursuing a career in speech-language pathology or audiology—whether in clinical practice, research […]