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Graduate Studies Program in Listening & Spoken Language for Children with Hearing Loss

Potential Employment

The impact of universal newborn hearing screening, the use of advanced hearing technology (i.e., digital hearing aids and cochlear implants), and the need for timely family-centered early intervention has created a growing demand for pediatric audiologists, speech-language pathologists, and early childhood special educators/early interventionists who can provide appropriate services to meet the developmental and learning needs of young children with hearing loss.

Furthermore, due to these ongoing changes within the field of deafness and the fact that approximately 95% of parents of children with hearing loss are hearing themselves, parents are increasingly seeking spoken language intervention programs that will allow their young children with hearing loss to learn to listen and talk. By completing an emphasis in Auditory Learning and Spoken Language, students receiving graduate degrees in Speech-Language Pathology, Audiology, or Early Childhood Special Education will be qualified to work in a variety of settings serving young children with hearing loss and their families, including but not limited to:

  • Cochlear Implant Programs & Teams
  • Community Speech-Language-Hearing Centers
  • Family-Centered Early Intervention Programs
  • Educational Programs for Children with Hearing Loss
  • Home Health Organizations
  • Hospitals
  • Private Practices
  • Public and/or Private Schools
  • State and Federal Agencies
  • State Schools for the Deaf

To learn more about the Graduate Studies Program in Auditory Learning and Spoken Language and the majors supporting this unique training experience, please contact Dr. Kristina Blaiser at 435-797-9235 or click here to send an e-mail.