Graduate student with young client

Speech and language consultations are offered for public and private schools, family and infant toddler programs (FITP), programs in early essential education (EEE) and individuals.

Speech

Services are provided to individuals with delayed or disordered articulation and phonological impairments, motor speech disorders (apraxia and dysarthria), and tongue thrust. Services are also provided for foreign accent modification to individuals for whom English is a second language and who still encounter difficulty being understood due to inaccurate pronunciation, including intonation.

Language

Child Language

Evaluation, consultation and programming are available to aid development of language understanding, language use, speech production, and pre-academic skills.

School Age Language

Evaluation, consultation and programming are available to aid in language based academic skills for individuals with language learning disabilities in elementary school, secondary school and post secondary education.

Adult Language and Cognition

Our individualized treatment programs for adults address communication needs related to work, home or social settings. Treatment goals and activities can address recovery following a stroke, head injury or other neurological/neurodegenerative conditions, such as Parkinson's disease and Multiple Sclerosis; or secondary neurocognitive effects of radiation and chemotherapy.

Weekly Post-Stroke Communication Group

Weekly post-stroke communication meetings provide opportunities for ongoing communication recovery in a small group environment at the center and in the community. Other communication difficulties associated with reduced hearing sensitivity, memory difficulties or reduced clarity of speech may warrant consultation when they are of concern to an individual or their family. Contact Mary Alice Favro or call (802) 656-1915 for more information.

Fluency

Individual sessions provide assessment and treatment of stuttering of children and adults. The Lidcombe Program is offered through this center for families with children under the age of six years. A free weekly evening support group provides opportunities for adults and adolescents to use techniques learned in therapy and maximizes carryover of smooth speech to everyday situations.

Voice

Our Voice Therapy program for adults and children emphasizes achievement of the best voice possible, healthy vocal hygiene, and prevention of voice disorders. This program is geared for individuals who have difficulty in production of adequate loudness, pitch, quality, projection, or who experience vocal fatigue. Therapy may be recommended for conditions such as vocal nodules/polyps, muscle tension dysphonia, vocal cord dysfunction (VCD), paralyzed vocal folds, and in collaboration with medical management. LSVT (Lee Silverman Voice Treatment) is offered. We provide service for people who are transgendered and interested in working on new aspects of voice and resonance.

Executive Function and Cognition

Evaluation and therapy is offered which addresses higher level language and executive function, such as attention, processing speed, and working memory. Treatment goals and activities can incorporate skills needed for independent functioning at work, in the community and at home. Individuals who have experienced brain injury can benefit from continued attention to cognitive rehabilitation as they return to community, school, and work settings.

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Contact Us

Pomeroy Hall, 489 Main St.
Burlington, VT 05405
Phone: (802) 656-3861
Fax: (802) 656-2528
Email: Luse.Center@uvm.edu