Ashley Couture, M.S., CCC-SLP

Clinical Associate Professor of Communication
Sciences & Disorders

ashley coutureOffice: 409 Pomeroy

Prof. Ashley Couture has been affiliated with the University of Vermont since 1999. As adjunct faculty she has served as co-instructor for Aphasia in Adults, Swallowing Disorders and Updates in Speech Language Pathology. She co-teaches Swallowing Disorders. Ashley is also a Clinical Lead at the Center for Disorders of Communication at Fletcher Allen Health Care where she has worked for the past nine years. She has worked with clients in all medical settings but works primarily in acute inpatient rehabilitation and outpatient settings. Her areas of interest include adult neuropathologies, augmentative-alternative communication, voice and swallowing. Ashley serves as a board member of the Brain Injury Association of Vermont.

M.S., University of Vermont, Communication Disorders
B.A., McGill University, Psychology

Courses Taught
CMSI 375 - Swallowing Disorders

Selected Publications
Couture, A. et al. Patient & Family TBI Education: An Effective Model, Poster, ASHA Annual Convention, 11/08

Couture, A., Johnson, D., & McCauley, R.. How to Read Research: An EBP Review of Statistics, Presentation, ASHA Annual Convention, 11/08

Oscar-Berman, M., Kirkley, S.M., Gansler, D.A., and Couture, A. (2004). Comparisons of Korsakoff and non-Korsakoff alcoholics on neuropsychological tests of prefrontal brain functioning. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research.

Couture, A. E. & McCauley, R. (2000). Phonological working memory in children with phonological impairment. Clinical Linguistics and Phonetics, vol. 14 (7), 499-517.

Bruck, M., Ceci, S. J., Francoeur, E., & Renick, A. E. (1995). Anatomically detailed dolls do not facilitate preschoolers' reports of a pediatric examination involving genital touching. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied, Vol. 1(2), 95-109.

Professional Affiliations
Brain Injury Association of Vermont, board member and secretary
American Speech, Language & Hearing Association (ASHA)
Vermont Speech, Language & Hearing Association (VSHA)