Clinical Experience

Emerson provides both rich on-campus and off-campus clinical opportunities.

On-Campus Clinical Experiences

The Robbins Speech, Language and Hearing Center on the Emerson campus is a state-of-the-art, active outpatient community program. The facilities include individual and group treatment rooms for children and adults, each wired to the digital recording suite for easy remote viewing and recording, a student clinician preparation room and an audiologic testing booth. On-campus clinical experiences are enhanced by access to iPads, clinical applications and a wide array of the most current testing and treatment materials.

Your first clinical placement will be on-campus in the Robbins Center where you will participate in one of the specialty programs devoted to children and adults with communication disorders, such as aphasia and developmental speech, language and learning disorders and stuttering. Through these experiences, you will learn teamwork, counseling skills, and how to best evaluate and treat a wide range of individuals, including a multicultural urban population. Our dedicated clinical instructors provide individualized mentorship to facilitate your acquisition of clinical skills.  The close supervision you receive at Emerson will foster your confidence and enable you to provide professional evaluations, develop treatment plans and conduct individual and group therapy sessions.

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In a World-Class City

Emerson is located in the heart of Boston, a city known for its many important medical centers and research facilities. Attending Emerson for graduate work connects you to one of the most dynamic educational and healthcare environments in the country.

Taking advantage of our location, after your initial on campus clinical placement, your clinical education will continue through off-campus placements within the city and surrounding suburbs. Our affiliation with more than 100 external sites allows you to develop your skills in a wide range of settings and form relationships with future potential employers.  Sites include locations where you will work with clients across the lifespan and disorder areas, including inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation clinics, private practices, schools, early intervention centers, skilled nursing facilities and acute care hospitals.

Robbins Center

A student helps a child at the Robbins Center

Tour the Robbins Center

Learn more about the Robbins Speech, Language and Hearing Center from clinical faculty, clients and graduate students