Gayle Belin, MA, CCC-SLP

Clinical Associate Professor of
Communication Sciences and Disorders

Gayle Belin Office: 404 Pomeroy
Phone: (802) 656-0206
Fax: (802) 656-2528

Gayle Belin is a speech-language pathologist, clinical associate professor and clinical supervisor of graduate students at the Eleanor M. Luse Center for Communication. She is also the externship coordinator for the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders. She teaches the graduate course in voice disorders and has also taught coursework in cleft palate and craniofacial disorders. For over 35 years, Gayle has worked in a variety of clinical and academic settings including the University of Vermont, medical settings, private practice and schools. She worked for 15 years in the area of hospital care, five of which were spent on a TBI (traumatic brain injury) team. During that time, she was also a member of an early intervention team (birth to three years), and worked extensively with individuals with voice problems. Due to her special interest in the area of voice production and voice disorders, she was involved in the development of a laryngectomee rehabilitation program at an urban medical center in Los Angeles.

Gayle has been with the Eleanor M. Luse Center since 1991. She works with individuals who have voice impairment, difficulties with resonance due to velopharyngeal dysfunction (as in cleft palate), and those individuals who want to work on accent modification. She is one of two SLPs who work in the Voice Center of Vermont, a consortium that combines the services of otolaryngology and voice pathology. She maintains certification in The Lee Silverman Voice Treatment Program: (LSVT) and Fitzmaurice Voicework, and completed training with Kay Elemetrics Corp. on Stroboscopy Instrumentation. Additionally, she has been the representative to the Burlington Craniofacial/Cleft Palate Team since 1991. With members of this team, Gayle traveled to Guatemala to work with children born with cleft palates and their families.

Gayle is Past President of the Vermont Speech Language and Hearing Association and has also been involved in committee work for the Council of State Association Presidents. She had previously been the Vermont Legislative Councilor (LC) to the American Speech Language/Hearing Association. Past ASHA LC committee work includes the ad hoc committee on the use of speech-language pathology assistants.


MA, Michigan State University, 1976
BA, Michigan State University, 1975

Courses Taught (Current and Past)
Selected Presentations

Supervision in Speech-Language Pathology: SLP-A, Graduate Students, and Clinical Fellows. Co-presenter for in-service training to Community-based SLPs and school administrators during the 2006-2007 school year.

Group Therapy for Aphasia: Theory and Practical Experience, Massachusetts Speech/Language and Hearing Association Fall 2005 Conference, Belin, G., Short, M. Coppens, P., Bruce, M., Worcester, MA, September 2005.

Psychosocial/Transactional Group Treatment Approach For Aphasia: Challenges, Solutions, And Results, M. Short, P. Coppens, M. Bruce & G. Belin, Miniseminar, American Speech/Language/Hearing Association Annual Convention, Philadelphia, November 2005.

Stroud, A. and Belin, G., Effects Of Group LSVT On Ataxic And Hypokinetic Dysarthria, Poster Session, American Speech/Language/Hearing Association Annual Convention, Philadephia, November 2005.

Coppens, P., Bruce, M., Belin, G. and Short, M., Group Therapy Approach for Stroke Patients: Background and Application, Miniseminar, 2003 New York State Speech Language and Hearing Association, Rye, New York, March, 2003.

Bruce, M., Bergeron, C., Favro, M., Prelock, P., Belin, G., Murphy, S., Renick, A., Barasch, C., Dancoes, A., Hamilton, J., McGrotty, J., Simpson, T., and Smith, V., Understanding and Honoring Families as Partners: A Training Approach. Miniseminar presentation at the annual convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Boston, Massachusetts, November 22, 1997.

Invited Presentations

The New Vermont Licensure Process, sponsored by Vermont Speech-Language and Hearing Association, May 7, 2004, Rutland, VT

Cleft Lip & Cleft Palate: Evaluation & Management, sponsored by the Vermont Radiologic Technologist Society, February 7, 2004, Champlain College, Burlington, VT

Voice Care, sponsored by the Vermont Radiologic Technologist Society, February 8, 2003, Champlain College, Burlington, VT

Voice Therapy for Children, sponsored by Maine Speech-Language Association at the April 1999 Spring Conference, Rockport, ME

Cleft Palate Speech Management, sponsored by Vermont Speech/Language/Hearing Association, at the April 1998 Spring Conference, South Burlington, VT

Voice Therapy for Children, sponsored by Northeast Hearing and Speech, August, 1997, Portland, ME

Professional Affiliations

American Speech, Language & Hearing Association (ASHA)
Vermont Speech, Language & Hearing Association (VSHA)
ASHA Special interest Division 3(Voice); Division 5 (Speech Science & Orofacial Disorders)
American Cleft Palate/Craniofacial Association
National Spasmodic Dysphonia Association