Pediatric Audiology Specialization

A Pediatric Audiology Specialization is available for qualifying AuD students.  The specialization offers students specialized coursework, clinical practicum opportunities, research work, and collaborative learning opportunities related to pediatric audiology.  The goals of the PAS include providing students with advanced knowledge and experiences, enhancing services to children (birth-21 years) who are deaf or hard of hearing, and alleviating the national shortage of professionals in this area.  Each year, a maximum of five second-year AuD students are accepted into the PAS.

Requirements

  • Six (6) or more additional hours of specialized coursework focusing on pediatrics
  • A minimum of half the student’s total required clinical hours will be in pediatrics, and the externship will be focused on the pediatric population
  • Completion of a research project and accompanying paper that is pediatric-focused
  • Participation in collaborative learning experiences, such as observation of a cochlear implant surgery, touring a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), and attending Grand Rounds
  • Selected cohorts will develop educational materials related to pediatric audiology, to be disseminated to practicing professionals