Catherine Lavigne, M.S., CCC-SLP

Lecturer in Communication Sciences and Disorders

catherine lavigne Office: 406 Pomeroy
Phone: (802) 656-0208

Catherine Lavigne is a lecturer in the Department of Communication Science Disorders and is a licensed speech language pathologist (SLP) in the state of Vermont with an educational endorsement for children ages 3 through 21 years. Her clinical area of expertise is speech sound and language disorders in children. She teaches graduate level courses within the department. She is coordinating the department's self-study process in preparation for academic re-accreditation in 2012.

Her clinical background is primarily in public school speech-language pathology, including preschool, middle and high school settings. Additionally, she has served as a supervisor for a variety of SLP-Assistant and SLP graduate student off-campus clinical practicums and clinical fellowships. Prior to becoming an SLP, Catherine worked as a dental hygienist in numerous settings including private practice, research, teaching, and she was a public health district director in northwestern Vermont. Catherine provides both dental hygiene and speech-language pathology services to the Vermont Department of Health, Craniofacial/Cleft Lip and Palate Clinics.

M.S., University of Vermont, 2002
M.S., University of Maryland at Baltimore, 1986
B.A., Trinity College of Vermont, 1984
A.S., University of Vermont, 1982

Courses Taught
CMSI 384 - Speech Sound Disorders in Children
CMSI 380 - Research Methods in Communication Disorders

Selected Presentations
MacDonald M, Lavigne CK, Favro MA and Salembier G: The use of augmentative and alternative communication to support alternative assessment portfolio goals. Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Philadelphia, November, 2010.

Lavigne CK and Roberts JL: The use of 'like' and other dialogue introducers by native speakers in rural northwest Vermont. Paper presented at the Annual University of Vermont Graduate College Research Day, March, 2002.

American Speech, Language & Hearing Association (ASHA)

Vermont Speech, Language & Hearing Association (VSHA)
American Dental Hygienists' Association (ADHA)
Vermont Dental Hygienists' Association (VDHA)