The Pediatric Audiology Specialization offers AuD students the opportunity to gain additional knowledge and hands-on experience related to pediatric audiology, preparing them to work with infants and children who are deaf or hard of hearing and their families. In the second year of study, students complete additional clinical practicum, coursework, and collaborative experiences with students and professionals in other related fields. Students are then encouraged to complete the fourth-year externship at a site focusing on pediatrics. Students completing all requirements will receive the Pediatric Audiology Specialization, which will be formally noted on the official AuD transcript.

Washington University’s location in St. Louis offers its students unique and unparalleled opportunities in pediatric audiology clinics, cochlear implant programs, children’s hospitals, private schools for the deaf, and public school programs. The first of its kind in the country, this specialized interdisciplinary training program has served as a model for other AuD programs.