University of Vermont

College of Nursing and Health Sciences

Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders

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The Eleanor M. Luse Center for Communication:
Speech, Language and Hearing

Clinical faculty in UVM's Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders provide speech, language and hearing services. Each audiologist and speech-language pathologist holds an advanced degree and advanced credentials in the profession, along with a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and licensure by the State of Vermont.

Audiologists

Dinah Smith, MA, CCC-A, FAAA
Prof. Dinah Smith is a clinical associate professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders and a licensed audiologist in Vermont. She specializes in audiological (hearing) evaluation, hearing aid fittings, and she especially enjoys hearing habilitation/rehabilitation. She is the intern coordinator for graduate students' audiology practicum and she works closely with students to ensure the highest level of learning which mirrors the learning opportunities she fosters with each of her patients.

Elizabeth Adams, Au.D., CCC-A
Dr. Elizabeth Adams is a clinical associate professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders and a licensed audiologist in Vermont. She specializes in audiological (hearing) evaluation, hearing aid fittings, and auditory processing disorders. She teaches the audiology coursework for graduate and undergraduate students within the department, works closely with undergraduate students, and provides clinical instruction and direct patient care at the Eleanor M. Luse Center's Audiology Clinic.

Speech-Language Pathologists

Sharon Cote, MS, CCC-SLP
Prof. Sharon Cote is an assistant professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, where she supervises graduate students and teaches them clinical skills both in treatment and diagnostics at the Eleanor M. Luse Center. Her special interest is in speech sound disorders, language and literacy.

Danra Kazenski, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Danra Kazenski is a speech-language pathologist (SLP) who teaches clinical skills and supervises graduate students when diagnosing and treating people who stutter. She coaches students and other SLPs about how to effectively treat stuttering in young children, and has conducted research on emotional aspects and brain activity of people who stutter. Danra also co-leads the three National Stuttering Association support groups offered at UVM, which provide a supportive space for people who stutter and their families to share collective experiences.

Mary Alice Favro, MA, CCC-SLP
Mary Alice Favro is a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders and is the Clinical Director for the VT-Interdisciplinary Leadership Education for Health Professionals (VT-ILEHP Program).

Barry Guitar, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Dr. Barry Guitar is a professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders who teaches and supervises clinical work in stuttering. His research interests include treatment for preschool children who stutter and recovery from stuttering in children and adults. He is an expert in a stuttering treatment program for children called the Lidcombe method, which involves parents monitoring the child's speech and offering feedback in the case of stuttered speech and praise in moments of fluent speech.

Hope Morris, MS, CCC-SLP
Hope Morris is a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, and a Clinical Instructor in the College of Medicine, Child Psychiatry. She is the Associate Director of the Autism Assessment Clinic within the Vermont Center for Children, Youth, and Families.

Sarah Stork Tatko, MS, CCC-SLP, PA-C
Sarah maintains dual licensure as a speech language pathologist and physician assistant. In addition to teaching graduate course work in Voice Disorders and Dysphagia, Sarah supervises and mentors students working in the Eleanor M. Luse Center. Sarah specializes in diagnosis and treatment of swallowing and speech-language disorders in patients undergoing treatment for head, neck, brain, and upper gastrointestinal cancers. She practices emergency medicine in Central Vermont.

Shelley Velleman, Ph.D.
Dr. Shelley Velleman is Chair of the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders. Dr. Velleman's research focuses on speech sound development in typically-developing (TD) children and in children with disorders. She specializes in motor speech disorders, especially Childhood Apraxia of Speech.

Last modified December 08 2014 01:18 PM