Hear. Listen. Speak.

Speech Pathology and Audiology
Speech and Hearing Clinic
An integral part of the program is our Speech & Hearing Clinic. Both graduate and undergraduate students are able to fully participate in clinic activities.

Welcome

Miami offers an undergraduate and a graduate program in Speech Pathology and Audiology. The undergraduate program offers focused work in Communication Disorders and opportunities for minors and specialized study in related areas.

Graduate students in Speech-Language Pathology develop both theoretical and applied scientific skills in the prevention, assessment and treatment of communication disorders.

Thanks to the Miami Family Fund

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Jenn Carlton, Kelly Klika, Katie Weyer, and Carrie Crisp, graduate students in the Speech Pathology and Audiology program, would like to thank the Miami Family Fund for their generous contribution toward their attendance at a two-day educational workshop in December 2013. The workshop provided information and relevant research for an autism intervention called the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS). The workshop also provided training in the systematic delivery and implementation of PECS.

Carlton, Crisp, Klika, and Weyer, who will graduate May 2014, requested training in PECS while they were enrolled in an Evidence Based Practice course last semester. Throughout the course, taught by Dr. Kathleen Marron, the students conducted a meta-analysis studying the efficacy of PECS compared to other autism interventions. As future speech-language pathologists who are interested in working with pediatric clients, these four students discovered the importance of critically analyzing the best available external evidence for the treatment of communication deficits associated with autism. Results of their work support the use of PECS over other interventions in facilitating functional communication in children with autism.

The four students will present the findings of their meta-analysis at the Ohio Speech-Language Hearing Association Conference in March. Additionally, they are presenting the information they gained at the PECS conference to undergraduate student organizations (the National Student Speech-Language Hearing Association and Autism Speaks) as well as both undergraduate and graduate speech-language pathology classes.

 

 

 

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