Meet the Staff

Clinical Instructors

Lynn Conners, MS CCC-SLP, CEIS Director of Clinical Programs

Lynn Conners, MS CCC-SLP

Lynn has 18 years experience working with pediatric populations.  Her primary areas of interest include: early intervention, deaf/hard of hearing children, family-centered practice and supervision She is currently supervising students in the Thayer Lindsley Family-Centered Program and the Robbins Center.

 

 Jena H. Castro-Casbon, MS CCC-SLP

Jena Castro-Casbon, MS CCC-SLP
Jena Castro-Casbon, MS CCC-SLP

Jena has 10 years of experience working with children and adults with speech, language, cognitive and swallowing disorders. Her primary areas of interest include: aphasia, traumatic brain injury, assistive technology and clinical supervision She is currently supervising graduate students in the Robbins Center, Connecting Online Group, Community Outing Group, Conversation Group.

 

Sandy Cohn Thau, MS CCC-SLP

Sandra Cohn Thau, MS CCC-SLP
Sandra Cohn Thau, MS CCC-SLP

Sandy has over 40 years of experience working with school aged children and people who stutter. Her primary areas of interest include: stuttering, supervision and language learning disabilities. She is currently supervising students in the Robbins Center in addition to serving as Director of Clinical Education and the Graduate Program Director.

 

Laura Glufling-Tham, MS CCC-SLP

Laura Glufling-Tham, MS CCC-SLP
Laura Glufling-Tham, MS CCC-SLP

Laura Glufling-Tham, MS, CCC/SLP has 25 years of experience working with adults diagnosed with neurogenic disorders. Her primary areas of interest include: aphasia, motor speech disorders, cognitive-linguistic impairments, and generalization of skills in therapy to community settings She is currently supervising students in the Robbins Center, Community Outing Group, Living with Aphasia Group, Dysarthria Group and Conversation Group.

Marie Kay Rimshaw, MS CCC-SLP

Marie Rimshaw, MS CCC-SLP
Marie Rimshaw, MS CCC-SLP

Marie Rimshaw has been treating adults and children with communication disorders for over 30 years in medical and academic settings. Her primary areas of interest include: traumatic brain disorders, accent modification and clinical supervision

She is currently supervising students in the Robbins Center with focus on the Group Language Program, Emerson’s Accent Lab and the Accent Modification Program.

Elaine Rudel, MS CCC-SLP, CEIS

Elaine Rudel, MS CCC-SLP
Elaine Rudel, MS CCC-SLP

Elaine Rudel has 15 years of experience working with pediatric populations and their families. Her primary areas of interest include: family-centered practice, deaf/hard of hearing children, children on the Autism spectrum and counseling. She is currently supervising in the Robbins Center with focus on the Group Language Program and the Thayer Lindsley Family-Centered Program.

Affiliated Clinical Instructors

Adrianna DiGrande, MS CCC-SLP, BCS-F

Adriana DeGrande, MS CCC-SLP, BCFS
Adriana DeGrande, MS CCC-SLP, BCFS

Adriana DiGrande is a Speech-Language Pathologist and Board Certified Specialist in Fluency Disorders and through her private practice has specialized exclusively in the treatment of stuttering for over thirty years. She provides part-time clinical supervision  to graduate students in the Robbins Center as they evaluate and treat children and adults with fluency disorders. During the summer months, Adriana directs the New England Fluency Program, an intensive treatment program for children and adults located in the Robbins Center.

Dorry Brown

Dorry Brown
Dorry Brown

Bio coming soon!

 

 

 

Administrative Assistant

Donnamarie Ott

Donna Ott
Donna Ott

For the past twenty years, Donna has worked as the Administrative Assistant for the Robbins Center at Emerson College. She is the initial contact person for the Robbins Center and enjoys working with clients, their families and community agencies in answering their questions and assisting them with scheduling and billing. Donna also assists with day to day operations within the clinic.

Donna can be reached at: 617 – 824 – 8322    

 

 

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