Clinical Experience

As an Emerson student, you will be provided with the vital technical sophistication necessary to excel in your field both on and off campus.

Clinical Training & Supervision

Here at Emerson, we have individual and group therapy rooms for children and adults, a digital recording suite wired to cameras in every therapy room, an audio and video transcription lab, a therapy preparation room, an audiologic testing suite, a speech science lab, fully mediated classrooms, and labs featuring computer-based treatment software.

Through on-campus clinical placements that begin in the first semester, you will learn teamwork, counseling skills, and how to best serve a multicultural urban population. Under clinical faculty supervision, you will take on the responsibilities of a professional speech-language pathologist while earning your degree, developing treatment plans and conducting both individual and group therapy sessions.

Meet our Clinical Faculty ยป

In a World-Class City

Within the city of Boston and its surrounding suburbs, you will be connected to one of the most dynamic educational and healthcare environments in the country. Emerson is near the city's renowned medical centers and research facilities. Once you master an appropriate level of clinical competency on campus, you will continue your clinical education through off-campus placements.

Our affiliation with more than 120 external placements at rehabilitation facilities; private practices; public, private, or special schools' early intervention centers; and acute care hospitals allows you to develop your skills in a wide range of settings and form relationships with future potential employers.

Recent Placement Opportunities

  • Aegis Therapies, Golden Living Center, Norwood, MA
  • Albany Medical Center Hospital, Albany, NY
  • Blythedale Children's Hospital, New York, NY
  • Boston Public Schools, Boston, MA
  • Braintree Rehabilitation Hospital, Braintree, MA
  • Brookline Public Schools, Brookline, MA
  • Burke Rehabilitation Center, White Plains, NY
  • Children's Hospital Boston, Waltham, MA
  • Children's National Medical Center, Washington, D.C.
  • Children's Speech & Feeding Therapy, Newton, MA
  • Nationwide Children's Hospital (Columbus), Columbus, OH
  • Criterion Child Enrichment, Woburn, MA
  • Easter Seals of Southeastern Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
  • Framingham Public Schools, Framingham, MA
  • Franciscan Hospital for Children, Boston, MA
  • Genesis Rehabilitation, Medford, MA
  • Madison-Cortland ARC, Oneida, NY
  • Mills-Peninsula Health Services, San Mateo, CA
  • Morning Creek Elementary School, Poway, CA
  • Mount Auburn Hospital, Cambridge, MA
  • National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD
  • Newington Public Schools, Newington, CT
  • Newport Therapy Centers, Fountain Valley, CA
  • North Shore Children's Hospital, Salem, MA
  • Reading Public Schools, Reading, MA
  • Scripps Memorial Hospital, La Jolla, CA
  • Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, Boston, MA

Sandra Cohn Thau

Graduate Program Director and Director of Clinical Education, Communication Sciences and Disorders