Clinical Background

Adriana DiGrande, M.S., CCC-SLP, BCS-F

An ASHA certified Speech Language Pathologist licensed by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Adriana has been practicing since 1975 and has worked exclusively with people who stutter since 1982. She is a member of the inaugural group of ASHA Board Certified Specialists in Fluency.

She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Speech Pathology from the State University of New York at New Paltz and her Master of Science in Speech Pathology from the College of St. Rose in Albany New York . She received from the College of St. Rose in 2002 their Alumna of Excellence Award for her accomplishments and contribution to the profession.

Ms. DiGrande received her early specialized training in the area of stuttering at the Hollins Communication Research Institute. She is a graduate of the Northwestern University and Stuttering Foundation of America's training, Stuttering Therapy: Workshop for Specialists.

Prior to starting her private practice in 1997, Ms. DiGrande was the coordinator of Fluency Services at New England Rehabilitation Hospital in Woburn, MA for fifteen years, where she provided individual and intensive fluency therapy for young children, teens and adults. She is a clinical supervisor at Emerson College in Boston, MA and her private practice is in Lexington, MA.

Ms. DiGrande has presented at numerous regional, national, and international conferences and provides clinical training to graduate clinicians at Boston University and Emerson College in Boston, MA. She is a member of ASHA, a founding member of its Division of Fluency Disorders, and is among the inaugural group of ASHA Board Certified Specialist-Fluency Disorders. She is a member of the Massachusetts Speech Language Hearing Association and an active supporter of the Stuttering Foundation, National Stuttering Association, and Friends: The National Association of Young People Who Stutter.

In addition to Massachusetts, Ms. DiGrande is licensed to practice in the following states: California, Connecticut, Florida, Maryland, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, North Carolina, and Virginia.

"The best thing about Adriana's approach is: She doesn't expect to do it alone. We weren't asked to sit in the waiting room or behind a mirror. We sat by our son's side - learning together. My son loved it, and his speech was smoother almost immediately."