Graduate Education/Training : Training Programs

Audiology Training Program

In addition to Clinical Services, the Division of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology conducts a training program for Doctor of Audiology students in their final year of academic training. The students come to the Mailman Center for Child Development from universities in all parts of the United States and remain here for one year to participate in a fellowship type of training in Pediatric Audiology. The doctoral students are given opportunities to learn about disorders of hearing in childhood, be a member of an interdisciplinary team to understand the contribution of audiology to those with various developmental disabilities or infirmities, and to develop the clinical skills necessary to enter the professional world as a pediatric audiologist. The pediatric audiology training program is part of a national effort to alleviate the ongoing shortage of qualified professionals who can provide diagnostic and intervention services to infants and toddlers.

In similar manner, Speech-Language Pathology offers training opportunities to masters level students working toward a graduate degree in speech-language pathology. Under the supervision of certified professionals, speech-language pathology students participate in all aspects of clinical services for diagnostics, therapy techniques, and assistive technology. The graduate students come to the Mailman Center primarily from regional universities in Florida.

For both Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology, the array of clinical services are designed to improve the lives of children with communication disorders.

For additional information on the audiology training program, please contact:

Robert Fifer, Ph.D
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