The Robbins Center
Located on the campus of Emerson College in the heart of Boston, the Robbins Speech, Language and Hearing Center provides a supportive environment where clients and their families learn to overcome a variety of communication disorders and differences.
Since opening in 1953, the Robbins Center has provided evaluation and treatment for children and adults with communication problems as well as support programs for family members and caregivers. The Robbins Center is also the primary clinical training facility associated with the nationally respected Emerson College Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders.
Specialty Programs of the Robbins Center
- The Program for Acquired Communication Disorders addresses problems due to brain injury such as head trauma, stroke, and Parkinson’s disease.
- The Program for Developmental Communication Disorders is dedicated to the treatment of such disorders as language delay, articulation problems, autism spectrum disorders, and more general developmental delays.
- The Program for Speech Improvement focuses on issues related to voice, fluency (including stuttering), and foreign accent.
- The Thayer Lindsley Program for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Infants and Toddlers provides group and individual services to young children and their families.
Fees for services are modest given the high level of care. For persons unable to afford services, a payment plan or reduced fee schedule may be considered. For information on the current fee structure, contact Robbins_Center@emerson.edu.
The Robbins Center is located at 216 Tremont Street in the Theatre District convenient to the MBTA’s Orange and Green lines, and near routes I-90 and I-93. Subsidized parking is available.
The Center is open Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm and follows the Emerson College Academic calendar.
Information and Referral
For more information or to make a referral, contact the Robbins Center by email: Robbins_Center@emerson.edu or telephone: 617-824-8323.
The Robbins Center welcomes self-referrals as well as referrals from family members, friends, hospital staff, rehabilitation personnel, physicians, early intervention programs, schools, etc.
The Robbins Center evaluates and treats children and adults regardless of income, race, color, religion, national and ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, or disability.