Department: Speech, Language & Hearing Sciences

Department: Speech, Language & Hearing Sciences

Recent PhD Alumni Erin Meier and Liz Heller Murray Earn Prestigious ASHA Awards

Each year, the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) honors a select group of outstanding recent PhD graduates to receive the Award for Early Career Contributions in Research. This accolade is designed to acknowledge “significant scientific accomplishments by individuals” beyond their training. We are so pleased that this year, two alumni of our PhD program in Speech, […]

BU Aphasia Resource Center Volunteerism Group

Thank you to the BU Sargent community for supporting the BU Aphasia Resource Center’s volunteerism group this semester. Thanks to donations from students, staff and faculty, group members took several carloads of gently used clothing and shoes to Cradles to Crayons. And thanks to the generosity of so many, the group’s bake sale on Wednesday raised more […]

PhD Candidate Kimberly Dahl Awarded Communication Sciences and Disorders Scholarship

Speech, Language & Hearing Sciences PhD student Kimberly Dahl has been selected for a 2023 scholarship from the Council of Academic Programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders (CAPCSD). This scholarship will support Dahl’s research on motor learning in articulation and prosody during speaker-listener interactions as well as the completion of her PhD program. A doctoral […]

When the words won’t come – Swathi Kiran talks to The Washington Post

(02/25/2023, The Washington Post) Swathi Kiran, director of the Aphasia Research Laboratory is mentioned in The Washington Post: “Although some sources give the number of Americans with aphasia as at least 2 million, Swathi Kiran, the director of the Aphasia Research Laboratory at Boston University, says that number represents only aphasia caused by stroke.” Read the […]

Uncovering The Causes of Stuttering: an Interview with Frank Guenther

(03/11/2022, Proud Stutter) There is no definitive answer to why a person stutters. However, thanks to Speech, Language & Hearing Sciences Professor Frank Guenther and his research lab at Boston University, the mystery of stuttering has become a little clearer. With advances in brain activity monitoring technology, neuroscientists like Frank are able to explore stuttering in […]