Lesley Maxwell, MS, CCC-SLP

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Associate Chair, Associate Professor
Communication Sciences and Disorders
(617) 724-6305
Office Location: 
Shouse 420

Lesley Maxwell, MS, CCC-SLP, is Associate Chair and Associate Professor for the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the Institute.

She is a specialist in pediatric speech-language pathology and clinical education with interests in the areas of interprofessional education, leadership development, early childhood disorders of communication, autism, school-age language learning disabilities, phonological disorders, and language and literacy instruction in regular education classrooms.

In addition to her administrative duties, Maxwell teaches courses on the topics of language disorders and intervention in pediatric communication disorders, and mentors students and faculty in the IMPACT Practice Center's Speech, Language and Literacy Center.

Ms. Maxwell is a consultant and professional development provider at the state and national levels in areas of clinical education, language and literacy, and communication disorders in children. 


Mackey, J; Nicholas, M.; Maxwell, L. (2010). Student Learning in a Faculty-Student Practice Clinic. In, M. J. Bradshaw and A. J. Lowenstein (Eds.), Innovative Teaching Strategies in Nursing and Related Health Professions, 5th Edition, Boston; Jones and Bartlett



Peer Reviewed and Invited Presentations

Mackey, J., Nicholas, M., Maxwell, L. “Do we (CSD Programs) truly value diversity in our students? An open discussion.” Presentation to the Council of Academic Programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders, New Orleans, LA on April 22, 2017.

Halvorson, B., Raade, A., Maxwell, L. “Stay Calm and Follow the Rubric: Examining Clinical Writing in an In-House Graduate Clinic.” Presentation to the American Speech Language and Hearing Convention, Philadelphia, Pa on November 17, 2016.

Maxwell, L. (2016). Vocabulary Fun! Practical Strategies to Build Vocabulary PreK-5.  National Webinar Sponsored by Reading With TLC. U.S. August

Maxwell, L. (2016). Communication Strategies for Educational Coaches. Bay State Readers Institute Professional Development Program. Framingham, MA. May

Maxwell, L. (2015). Oral Narrative Skills: Using Story Telling to Improve Early Literacy. SERESC Annual PreK-3 Conference, Manchester, NH. April

Mackey, J., Maxwell, L., Lof. G (2015). Non-Speech Oral Motor Exercises Don’t Work: How to teach first words. Massachusetts Early Intervention Consortium Conference, Marlborough, MA.May

Maxwell, L. (2014). Turning Research into Practice: Creative, Motivating, and Practical Strategies for Language Intervention, CASLPM Annual Conference, Winnipeg, Canada, (May)

See CV for complete listing of publications and presentations.



BA, Speech and Hearing Science, University of California, Santa Barbara
MS, Communication Disorders, Boston University

Curriculum Vitae