Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology
Speech Audiology Community Involvement
Homeless Shelter Language Literacy Groups
The Homeless Shelter Story Telling Group was created in 1997 by Dr. O'Neil-Pirozzi to stimulate the language literacy development of young children who are homeless. Under Dr. O'Neil-Pirozzi's supervision, Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology undergraduate and graduate students volunteer to facilitate this weekly group at family homeless shelters with an average of 30 children a year.
Boston Public School System
The Communications Research Laboratory, under the direction of Matthews Distinguished Professor Mary Florentine, has maintained an ongoing relationship with Speech-Language Pathologists in the Boston Public Schools. In addition to providing conference space and audio & visual equipment for training purposes, our faculty and staff provide guidance when requested. This relationship provides our Department with the opportunity to maintain a connection with colleagues practicing educational speech-language pathology.
Susan Fine, CCC-SLP, oversees the Language Literacy Program (LLP). Through this program, SLP graduate students provide literacy-based services to kindergarten children at the Renaissance Charter School in Boston.
See the article, "Renaissance Literacy Partnership Shines at Chicago Convention" in the Renaissance Newsletter for more information.
The SLPA Department provides speech and hearing screening services to area schools. For more information, please contact:
Sarah Young-Hong, Director
Sandra Cleveland, Director
Community Involvement Events
The Speech and Hearing Club Relay for Life team was a grand success! Our team of 14 surpassed our fundraising goal and were able to raise $1,230 for the American Cancer Society.