Graduate students in the Boston University Department of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences at Sargent College facilitate weekly adult group meetings and adult/pediatric individual sessions under the guidance of a licensed clinical supervisor who specializes in the treatment fluency disorders. Students meet with their supervisor weekly to discuss both client and clinician performance and to plan individualized programs.
BU teaches evidence-based practice in the treatment of stuttering, including techniques for motor speech change and cognitive approaches for greater self-acceptance. At the Center, our students can apply their academic learning in Fluency Disorders and Counseling courses to real-world practice.
Here’s what some of our speech, language & hearing sciences students said about their training:
“As a student clinician, the Center for Stuttering Therapy provided me the unique experience to create an inviting and engaging community for people who stutter. Through weekly meetings with other clinicians and listening to the personal experiences of participants, I saw great growth in each participant of the group as well as in myself as a clinician.” Rita-Marie Jacquinto
“Participating in fluency group as a student clinician was one of my most valued experiences in graduate school. I met many wonderful people whose insight and motivation were inspiring. The participants taught me more than I could have thought possible, and I feel grateful to them for allowing me to share in their struggles and growth.” – Caitlin Kelleher
“Participating in the Center for Stuttering Therapy as a graduate student clinician was a unique and fulfilling clinical experience. It was a wonderful opportunity to gain experience helping several individuals with different severities of disfluency, while also learning how to provide therapy in a group setting.” – Sara Kleinman