|Ms. Parris' specialties are in the areas of fluency disorders, aphasia, and clinical
education and training. In addition to teaching courses in fluency disorders and co-directing the
Joseph Germono Fluency Clinic, she provides clinical supervision of the aphasia clinic and
coordinates external clinical training in medical settings. Her accomplishments include developing
a fluency-shaping program that integrates mindfulness meditation as a means of self-awareness and
acceptance, participating in the development of one
of the nation's first post-acute vocational training programs for head
injured adults, and designing corporate education and training programs for the marketing of
healthcare services. She considers her mission to be providing freedom and choice to
students and clients through education.
Ms. Parris is a member of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association and it's Division of
Fluency Disorders, the International Fluency Association and the Insight Meditation Society. She
supports the efforts of the Stuttering Foundation of America by hosting their New England for
Diagnosis and Treatment of Children Who Stutter held every other year at Boston University.