Carla Tierney-Hendricks, MS, CCC-SLP

Carla Tierney-Hendricks
Doctoral Student; Instructor
Cognitive Neuroscience Group
PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences
Office Location: 
Center for Health & Rehabilitation Research, Building 79/96

Carla Tierney-Hendricks, MS, CCC-SLP is a doctoral student in the PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences Program at the MGH Institute and is part of the Cognitive Neuroscience Group working with Dr. Sofia Vallila-Rohter. 

Carla is a practicing speech-language pathologist with clinical expertise in communication, cognitive and swallowing impairments in the adult neurogenic population. 

Research Interests

My research interests are in the area of aphasia rehabilitation and using implementation science theory to improve integration of evidence based practices within clinical care. 


MS, Communication Sciences and Disorders, MGH Institute of Health Professions, Boston, MA
BA, Psychology, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA 


Tierney-Hendricks, C., Schliep, M., & Valilla-Rohter, S. (in press). Using an implementation framework to survey outcome measurement and treatment practices in aphasia.  American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology.

Schliep, M.E., Kasparian, L., Kaminski, O., Tierney-Hendricks, C., Ayuk, E., Brady Wagner, L., Koymen, S., & Vallila-Rohter, S. (2020). Implementing a standardized language evaluation in the acute phases of aphasia: Linking evidence-based practice and practice-based evidence. Frontiers in Neurology, 11, 1-12.

Tierney Hendricks, C., Camera, K., Violick-Boole, K., Durkin, M., Goldstein, R., Ryan, C., & Schneider, J.(2017). Burn Injuries and their impact on cognitive-communication skills in the inpatient rehabilitation setting. Journal of Burn Care & Research, 38 (1), 359-369.

Bajorek, AJ., Slocum, C, Goldstein, R, Mix, J., Niewczyk, P, Ryan, C., Tierney Hendricks, C., Zafonte, R, & Schneider, JC., (2017). Impact of Cognition on Burn Inpatient Rehabilitation Outcomes. Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 9 (1), 1-7.

Tierney Hendricks, C., Nicholas, M., & Zipse, L. (2014). Effects of phonological neighbourhood on the treatment of naming in aphasia. Aphasiology,28, 338-358.