The Pediatric Audiology Elective offers students enrolled in its Doctor of Audiology (AuD) program the opportunity to gain additional knowledge and experience related to pediatric audiology, focusing on listening and spoken language skills for children who are deaf or hard of hearing. The requirements of the Elective are completed in the second year of study and include two pediatric-focused courses, one assigned clinical experience, and two collaborative group assignments. Up to 10 students per year may participate, with each eligible student receiving a one-time award of $6000 (as service obligation may be required). This opportunity is funded by grants from the U.S. Department of Education (CFDA 84.325K).
Students who complete the Elective who then go on to complete a fourth-year externship at a site that provides >50% pediatric experiences within the overall experience will also be eligible for a Pediatric Audiology Specialization, which will be formally noted on the official AuD transcript.