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Speech-Language Pathology

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The Speech-Language Pathology department provides services to inpatients and outpatients suffering from disorders related to aphasia, voice, articulation, stuttering, laryngectomy and hearing loss, and cognitive retraining for patients with head injuries and other neurological impairments include writing, reading and swallowing.

Evaluation and treatment of children with speech and language disorders is also available.
 
The Speech-Language Pathologist, in conjunction with the otolaryngologist, uses videostroboscopy to assess vocal cords, and work with radiology to evaluate patients with swallowing disorders.

For referrals and/or further questions, please contact Sierra Downs, MA CCC-SLP at s.downs@nvrh.org or call 802-745-6477.

Services

Assessment and treatment for patients experiencing difficulties with the following:

  • Voice
  • Cough
  • Resonance
  • Cognition
  • Swallowing
  • Language – Spoken and written
  • Fluency
  • Speech Production
  • Auditory Habilitation/Rehabilitation
  • Additional services include
    • Transgender/Gender Affirming Communication (e.g., voice, verbal and nonverbal communication)
    • Preventive Vocal Hygiene
    • Business Communication
    • Accent/Dialect Modification
    • And Professional Voice Use

Who may benefit?

Individuals with Parkinson’s Disease, oropharyngeal cancer, recurrent pneumonia, tracheostomy, ALS, dementia, mental status change, prolonged intubation, or other conditions affecting speech and language.

Provider
Location

Mondays & Thursdays

Dan Wyand, P.T. & Associates
97 Sherman Drive, Suite 2
St. Johnsbury, Vermont 05819

 

Every other Wednesday

Norton Cotton Cancer Center North
1080 Hospital Drive
St. Johnsbury, VT 05819

Hours

Monday & Thursday at Dan Wyand, P.T.

Every other Wednesday at the Norton Cotton Cancer Center.

Contact

Phone: 802-745-6477.

 

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