Washington University – PACS Awarded $2.2 million in training grants for deaf education and pediatric audiology

Heather Grantham, PhD, associate professor in the Program in Audiology and Communication Sciences (PACS), has received $2.2 million in training grant funding from the U.S. Department of Education.   The two five-year awards will provide scholarship support and expanded training opportunities for students in the Master of Science in Deaf Education (MSDE) program, which trains teachers of the deaf specializing in listening and spoken language, and in the Doctor of Audiology (AuD) program for students who are interested in working with the pediatric population.  In total, the training grant will support partial tuition scholarships for 56 MSDE students and 40 AuD students in the pediatric specialization.  These programs will provide a unique model for interdisciplinary training for deaf educators and clinical audiologists, incorporating shared coursework, assignments, and fieldwork/clinical experiences.