Esther Ayuk, MS, CCC-SLP

Profile photo of esther in front of boston backdrop, she wears braids in her hair and has a friendly smile
Instructor, Clinical Supervisor, Aphasia Center
Communication Sciences and Disorders

Esther Ayuk, MS, CCC-SLP is an ASHA certified Speech and Language Pathologist, who also holds certification as a Speech and Language Pathologist through the state of Massachusetts. She specializes in treatment of adult neurogenic communication disorders and cognitive-linguistic disorders.

Esther serves on the MGH-IHP Post Professional SLPD Committee and the Clinical Practicum Committee. She co-teaches CD 843 Acquired Cognitively Based Communication Disorders. She also is clinical supervisor for the Aphasia Center at the IHP.

Esther’s clinical experience includes work at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital Boston where she continues to practice as an Advanced Clinician in the Comprehensive Rehabilitation Program. Her clinical research is focused on the standardized assessment of language and cognition across the continuum of care and the role of this information in predicting patient outcomes and influencing health-related quality of life.

Esther is an alumna of the MGH Institute Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology program.


BA, Linguistics, Rice University, Houston, TX
MS, Speech-Language Pathology, MGH Institute of Health Professions, Boston, MA


Schliep, M., 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. Retrieved from


Vallila-Rohter, S., Schliep, M., Kasparian, L., Kaminski, O., Hendricks, C. Ayuk, E., Brady Wagner, L., Koymen, S. North, B. The Impact of Standardizing Language Assessments from the Acute to Subacute Continuum of Care. 1-hour seminar to the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association Convention, Boston, MA on November 16, 2018.

Vallila-Rohter, S., Schliep, M., Hendricks, C. Ayuk, E., Brady Wagner, L., Levine, C. Assessing Change and Predicting Outcomes in Aphasia Rehabilitation. Poster presentation to the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association Convention, Orlando, FL on November 22, 2019.