The Aphasia Center is a specialty program of the Speech, Language, and Literacy Center (SLLC), which is housed within the Dr. Charles and Ann Sanders IMPACT Practice Center. It is part of the Master’s Degree Program in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) at MGH Institute of Health Professions.
The 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. These are the members of the Aphasia Center. The Center also provides support for caregivers of the Center's members.
Many of our Aphasia Center members have important caregivers in their lives. Some of them are family members; some of them are friends.
Aphasia Story Collective
A literary and arts magazine created by a student for people with aphasia featuring work of people with aphasia.
Judy Dane is the wife of Paul Dane. They live in southern NH and come in to Boston regularly to attend the aphasia programs at the MGH Institute of Health Professions and Boston University.
She welcomes inquiries about aphasia in general, the center at the MGH Institute, and questions about what it's like to live with a spouse with aphasia.
Judy can be reached at japrd13 [at] comcast.net or at (603) 329-4740.
The Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) program at the Institute is nationally recognized as in the top 10% of academic programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders.
The CSD program provides a Master of Science Degree in Speech Pathology to students interested in becoming speech-language pathologists (SLPs).
To work as an SLP in most states, including Massachusetts, a master’s degree is required. As part of their graduate education, all students must complete “clinical practicum” experiences at local hospitals, schools, rehabilitation centers, etc. The Aphasia Center in the Dr. Charles A. and Ann Sanders IMPACT Practice Center at the MGH Institute serves as one of these sites. Each semester, at least seven graduate students are assigned to work in the Aphasia Center. The students are in their second year of graduate school.