Clinical Background


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

Adriana DiGrande, M.S., CCC-SLP, BCS-SCF is an ASHA certified Speech Language Pathologist licensed by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts 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 in private practice and conducts all individual services remotely.

Ms. DiGrande has presented at numerous regional, national, and international conferences and has provided clinical training to graduate clinicians from Emerson College, Boston University, and Northeastern University, all 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, Virginia, and Maine.


"At the outset, I was convinced that I could never be comfortable with myself as a stutterer, that I would always resort to my old patterns of denial. Much to my tremendous surprise, I discovered that accepting myself as a stutterer was, in fact, possible. Most importantly, I am no longer afraid of my stuttering."

- From a Former Adult Client