Adriana DiGrande, MS, CCC/SLP

Professional Background

Degrees: BA, SUNY College at New Paltz; MS, College of St. Rose

Ms. DiGrandeís specialty is fluency disorders. She began her work in the area of fluency disorders twenty-six years ago and, since 1982, has worked exclusively with individuals who stutter. For fifteen years she was the Coordinator of Fluency Services at New England Rehabilitation Hospital in Woburn, Massachusetts where she treated adults, teens, children and pre-schoolers and conducted intensive group programs for adults, teens, and school age children. She is currently in private practice and continues to treat individuals from pre-school age through adults on an individual and intensive group basis. She is a BU Lecturer and co-directs the Joseph Germono Fluency Clinic at BU.

Ms. DiGrande was one of the first recipients to be awarded the distinction of Fluency Specialist by the American Speech and Hearing Associationís Specialty Commission on Fluency Disorders. This distinction is based on her extensive clinical experience, sustained interest in fluency disorders as evidenced by her ongoing continuing education in the field, her knowledge of fluency problems, and past and current fluency research.

Ms. DiGrande is a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and a founding member of its Division of Fluency Disorders, a member of the International Fluency Association, and the Massachusetts Speech-Language-Hearing Association. She is an active member in support and advocacy groups such as Friends, The National Stuttering Association and the Stuttering Foundation of America.

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