Allison Picard, MS, CCC-SLP
Allison is a Speech-Language Pathologist with a passion for the art of communication. She holds a Master’s degree in Communicative Disorders from the University of Rhode Island and a Bachelor’s degree in Music with a focus in Vocal Performance from Salve Regina University. She is certified by the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association (ASHA) and is licensed to practice in Rhode Island.
Allison’s love for singing was the original inspiration for becoming a speech pathologist, but she feels equally passionate about providing quality healthcare. Her expertise includes treating disorders of voice, swallowing, speech, language, and cognition in a wide variety of cases from mild to clinically complex.
She believes in taking a creative approach to speech therapy to keep it fun and highly functional. Her approach is holistic, looking at the whole person and their story, as the foundation for therapy.
ASHA Award for Continuing Education, given to recognize commitment to lifelong learning (2018). Continuing education included topics such as voice, stroke rehabilitation, dementia care, stuttering therapy, and accent modification.
LSVT LOUD certification (Lee Silverman Voice Treatment - click here to learn more)
Member of ASHA Special Interest Groups for Swallowing, Voice and Upper Airway Disorders, Neurogenic Communication Disorders, and Gerontology
Award for Cultural Sensitivity, Elmhurst Extended Care Rehab Department (2015)