Audiology and Speech-Language Sciences
Audiology and Speech-Language Sciences offers educational programs in speech-language pathology and audiology, both with a clinical orientation. As part of the training program, the department also houses the Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Clinic, which provides a variety of diagnostic and rehabilitative services to individuals of any age with speech, language, and/or hearing difficulties. The program is accredited by the Colorado Department of Education (CDE) and by the Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).
The undergraduate program offers a pre-professional bachelor’s degree in speech-language pathology and audiology. At the graduate level, both the speech and audiology programs are designed to prepare students to become professional practitioners in their field. Training focuses on the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of speech, language, hearing, and balance disorders in both children and adults.
SUMMER 2014 OFFERINGS: ASLS 266, ASLS 365, ASLS 370, ASLS 478.
- 4th year AuD students Reaghan Albert and Sarah Laurello were two of five students selected across the country to present their research at the Student Research Forum at the AudiologyNow! conference in April. Dr. Tina Stoody is research advisor for both students.
- 3rd year AuD students Mary Owen and Sarah Kirk received the “Engaged Scholar Award” at the Fall 2013 Community Engaged Scholars Symposium sponsored by the Center for Honors, Scholarship, and Leadership and the UNC Office of Engagement.
- 2nd year AuD student Alyssa Lerner received a $5,000 scholarship from the National Hearing Conservation Association to support her research and academic pursuits.
- ASLS undergraduate student Evelyn Ortega won the 1st place prize for the Research Excellence Awards at the McNair Scholars Banquet, Fall 2013. Evelyn’s research project is titled Contributing Factors of Success in Speech Fluency Therapy. Evelyn’s research mentor is Dr. Kim Murza.
- 4th year AuD student Gwendolyn Dillman was one of 21 students across the country selected to receive an ASHA Audiology/Hearing Science Research Travel Award (ARTA) to attend the ASHA conference in November.
- Professor Deanna Meinke was invited to be part of a panel on International Ear Care Day on March 3 during the launch of the World Health Organization's "Make Listening Safe" campaign in Geneva, Switzerland.
- Patty Walton was featured on FOX News for her work with patients who stutter.
- Dangerous Decibels received the 2013 “Safe-in-Sound Excellence in Hearing Loss Prevention Award.” Dr. Deanna Meinke is co-director of Dangerous Decibels.