Fletcher Allen, a Vermont university hospital and medical center, serves all of
Vermont and the northern New York region. Located in Burlington, Fletcher Allen is a regional, academic healthcare center and teaching hospital in alliance with the University of Vermont.
- Speech-Language Pathology
- Fanny Allen Campus
- Ground Level
- 790 College Parkway
Colchester, VT, 05446
- Phone: 802-847-3970
- Fax: 802-847-5880
- Monday-Friday, 8 AM-5 PM
At Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington, VT, our Speech Pathologists evaluate and treat a large range of communication and swallowing disorders. These include problems with speech, voice, language, thinking and swallowing. These problems can result from neurological conditions such as stroke, traumatic brain injury, head and neck cancer, Parkinson’s disease, swallowing complications from birth – or from infections and other causes.
Speech Pathology: What You Need to Know
At Fletcher Allen you are in capable, caring hands. Our highly skilled team of professionals work closely with clinicians from all disciplines and provides services throughout Fletcher Allen, caring for patients wherever there is a need.
We provide inpatient, outpatient and rehabilitation services for patients of all ages -- from premature infants to the elderly – with a focus on the whole patient.
Experienced, Trusted Expertise
Speech Pathologists at Fletcher Allen are experienced, highly skilled health care professionals who have national certification from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and are licensed by the State of Vermont.
As part of a university hospital, our Speech Pathologists are also actively involved in national conferences and research, with access to the latest medical knowledge and innovations in the field.
What is Speech Conditions Do We Treat?
The following are some of the conditions, Fletcher Allen treats:
- Aphasia – loss of language, including difficulty with talking, understanding language, reading or writing.
- Cognitive-Communication Disorders – a wide range of communication problems that affect your ability to think effectively and efficiently.
- Difficulty with memory or recall
- Dysarthria - slurred speech
- Dysphagia – difficulty swallowing
- Verbal/Oral Apraxia - a condition that affects the ability to consistently make sounds or words following the same pattern -- not related to muscle weakness. The condition also involves problems with oral-motor functioning (movement of the lips, tongue, jaw and cheeks).
- Voice disorders – Loss of voice quality, or problems with pitch, loudness and other aspects of the voice.
- Word-finding problems – tip-of-tongue syndrome: the person knows what he or she wants to say, but is having trouble coming up with the word.
Speech-Language Evaluations and Treatment
Speech-Language Pathologists at Fletcher Allen offer the latest diagnostic tests and procedures. We help patients regain and improve speech and communication skills, so they can function as independently as possible. In cases where it may not be possible for patients to perform certain skills, we focus on patient and family education and work to compensate for the loss of ability or function.
Learn more about speech therapy and diagnosis.
Find a Fletcher Allen Speech Pathologist or call 802-847-3970.