The MGH Institute Aphasia Center assists adults who have partial or total inability to produce or understand speech as a result of brain damage caused by injury or disease such as people who have had a stroke.
It is part of the Speech, Language, and Literacy Center in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the MGH Institute's Boston campus.
Graduate students in the MGH Institute Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology program provide diagnostic and therapy services to people with aphasia. The student clinicians are supervised by experienced faculty members in the MGH Institute Communication Sciences and Disorders department.
The Aphasia Center Director is Marjorie Nicholas, PhD, CCC-SLP, associate chair and associate professor in the department, who also teaches the course on aphasia. Clinical Assistant Professor Eileen Hunsaker, MS, CCC-SLP, is the coordinator of the Aphasia Center. Clinical Instructor Suzanne Pennington, MS, CCC-SLP, is also a supervisor. Students are supervised primarily by Eileen Hunsaker and/or Suzanne Pennington.
The Center does not discriminate in the delivery of professional services on the basis of color, race, creed, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, national origin, status as a parent, or the ability to pay.