Time for celebration!!

Screenshots of the 2020 Online Graduation Three graduates wearing masks and graduation caps Graduation tassels Teachers and students in the classroom A teacher and students in the classroom Teachers and students in the classroom

It was hard for students in the Listening and Spoken Language (LSL) Graduate Training Program to imagine a graduation experience when they could not be all together and walk across the stage. But a virtual graduation brought new opportunities that wouldn’t have occurred otherwise. Coming together virtually allowed the focus to be directly on the students and to celebrate, not only their accomplishments, but to also recognize the impact they had on so many families of children with hearing loss.

We invite you to watch the full graduation ceremony and share in the joy and accomplishments of our students.

If you cannot watch the full ceremony, we invite you to watch these short excerpts featuring each student.

WAY TO GO GRADUATES – WE ARE SO PROUD OF YOU!

A little more about the LSL program...

The LSL program comprises students graduating in deaf education, speech-language pathology, and audiology. They take two years of coursework combined with intensive hands-on practicum experiences every semester of their program. Students learn skills specific to their discipline – e.g., educational services for students in deaf education, speech-language therapy services for students in the SLP program, and pediatric audiology services for students in the Audiology program. However, a hallmark of the LSL program is the strong emphasis on Interdisciplinary services for students to learn effective collaboration skills with their colleagues across all aspects of service delivery competencies. By the time students graduate, they will have completed at least one practicum rotation in the following areas:

Deaf Education Student Practicum Rotations

  • Preschool and/or kindergarten classroom
  • Individual therapy
  • Parent-child toddler group
  • Birth-3 parent coaching home visits
  • Tele-intervention
  • Audiology and cochlear implant clinics
  • Special education classrooms (for students who are also earning a teaching license)

SLP Student Practicum Rotations

  • Preschool and/or kindergarten classroom
  • Individual therapy
  • Parent-child toddler group
  • Birth-3 home visits
  • Tele-intervention
  • Audiology and cochlear implant clinics

Audiology Student Practicum Rotations

  • Audiology and cochlear implant clinics
  • Preschool and/or kindergarten classroom for acoustic evaluations
  • Aural rehabilitation therapy
  • Parent-child toddler group observations
  • Birth-3 home visits or tele-intervention