Suzanne Pennington, MS, CCC-SLP, is an Instructor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the MGH Institute of Health Professions. She primarily instructs and supervises students in the Aphasia Center, which is part of the Impact Practice Center on campus. In addition, she is the faculty coordinator for the concentration in Adult Neurogenic Communication Disorders and co-teaches CD 839: Aphasia Assessment and Intervention.

Her clinical experience includes work at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital Boston where she continues to practice as an Advanced Clinician. There she provides services for the inpatient adult population including those with aphasia, dysphagia, and traumatic brain injury. In collaboration with an inter-professional team of colleagues at Spaulding and MGH Institute of Health Professions, she participated in the creation of  the intensive aphasia program, SiHPs CAP, which runs for six weeks every fall semester.

  • BA, Psychology, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA
  • MS, Speech-Language Pathology, MGH Institute of Health Professions
  • Therapy techniques for alexia
  • Therapy techniques for aphasia

Suzanne has published papers - titles are highlighted below. You can view a complete listing of Suzanne's publications in her CV. 

Validating the Communicative Participation Item Bank (CPIB) for use with people with Aphasia: an analysis of differential item function (DIF).  


In addition, Suzanne regularly presents at conferences and industry events. Please see her CV for a complete list of presentations.

S-IHP’s CAP: Interprofessional Intensive Comprehensive Aphasia Program for Life Participation: Lessons Learned Across Three Years at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) National Convention.

Specialty Concentrations: Added Value for Graduate Students at the American Speech Language Hearing Association National Convention.

Creative Treatment for Acquired Alexia and Agraphia at the American Speech Language Hearing Association National Convention.

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