Portrait of Emily Belter

Emily Belter, M.S., CCC-SLP

  • Clinical Associate Professor, Communication Sciences & Disorders
  • Director of Clinical Education, Communication Sciences & Disorders


MS Speech Pathology University of Wisconsin – Whitewater 2008
BS Communication Disorders University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee 2005

Speaker Topics

  • Speech Language Pathology services in relation to medical environments
  • Supervision of the graduate student clinician in the medical environment
  • Clinical instructor preparation and training for the supervision of graduate student clinicians

Interests & Expertise

Emily Belter’s expertise focuses on clinical education for graduate student clinicians and training for clinical instructors. She has a clinical interest and expertise in the assessment and intervention of voice disorders. She is particularly interested in voice therapy for those individuals with Parkinson’s disease and is trained in the Lee Silverman Voice Treatment protocol as well as the SPEAK OUT! program. Throughout her professional career, she has obtained extensive experience in the assessment and treatment of communication, cognitive and swallowing disorders in adults.

Emily Belter serves as the Director of Clinical Education for the UWM Communication Sciences and Disorders graduate program where she oversees the clinical training of graduate student clinicians throughout their program.

She teaches a graduate course related to the provision of speech language pathology services in the medical environment. She also serves as the medical internship coordinator and is responsible for supporting students during medical placements and experiences. Additionally, she assists students in obtaining their state licensure to begin their careers as speech language pathologists.

Emily Belter’s professional experiences include treatment of communication, cognitive, swallowing and voice disorders in multiple settings including acute care hospitals, outpatient therapy, inpatient rehab programs, brain injury units, home health settings, subacute rehabilitation centers and long-term care facilities. She has a specific passion for working with both adults and children in the outpatient setting.

Honors & Awards

Award for Continuing Education (2020) American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).
Award for Continuing Education (2016) American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).