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Allison A. Carolan, MS, CCC-SLP

Commitment to Patient-Centered Care

“I understand the importance of listening to what is most important to the patient and his/her family before making recommendations or therapy goals. Truly patient-centered care is transparent, easy to understand, more motivating for patients, and achieves the best results.”

Clinical Expertise

Allison is a speech-language pathology program specialist. After completing her master’s degree at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Allison sought a nine-month fellowship position at HCMC in 2008. She enjoyed the “level one trauma” culture at HCMC and stayed on, working across the continuum of critical, acute, and outpatient care. She has expertise in working with patients with mild to severe impairments in speech, language, cognition, or swallowing. Allison works primarily with patients who’ve suffered a traumatic brain injury, stroke, encephalopathy, anoxic brain injury, or various other neurogenic conditions. Allison is also involved in research with the HCMC Traumatic Brain Injury Center.

Professional Affiliations

  • Minnesota Speech and Hearing Association
  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association


  • Certificate of Clinical Competence by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
  • Licensed by the MN Department of Health and Human Services


“In my free time, I enjoy trail and ultra running, nordic skiing, wilderness paddling, camping in the North woods, yoga, and outdoor photography.”