Schools, Labs and Centers

The Robbins Center

We provide 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.

Our Specialty Programs

Acquired Communication Disorders

We address problems due to brain injury such as head trauma, stroke, and Parkinson’s disease.

Developmental Communication Disorders

We are dedicated to the treatment of such disorders as language delay, articulation problems, autism spectrum disorders, and more general developmental delays.

Speech Improvement

We focus on issues related to voice, fluency (including stuttering), and foreign accent.

Thayer Lindsley Program for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Infants and Toddlers

We provide group and individual services to young children and their families.

Transgender Voice and Communication

We assist Boston-area transgender and gender diverse individuals to express themselves more authentically through voice and communication modification.


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 [at]

Information and Referral

For more information or to make a referral, contact the Robbins Center by email: Robbins_Center [at] or telephone: 617-824-8323.

Contact & Visit the Robbins Center

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.