Students pursuing a master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology rarely have the opportunity to work specifically with children who are deaf or who use cochlear implants. Through MCICE, students can achieve a certificate demonstrating an advanced understanding of providing services to individuals with cochlear implants through the Cochlear Implant Emphasis Program (CI-EP). This specialized training will be distinguished on their graduate transcripts. In particular, students pursuing this CI specialty track will have a number of advanced clinical experiences specifically working with CI patients:

  1. They will be paired with students in audiology to jointly provide audiologic and rehabilitative services for patients with CIs in our in-house clinic, thus providing interprofessional training in working with individuals with CIs.
  2. They will work with children with cochlear implants through our MCICE summer program.
  3. They will complete at least one semester-long externship in a setting that provides language-related services to individuals with CIs.

In addition to these clinical experiences, students will be expected to attend the MCICE seminar (a full-day cross-disciplinary seminar & training session), attend the American Cochlear Implant Alliance (ACIA) annual conference, participate in monthly team meetings, and complete a CI-related capstone project or thesis and comprehensive exam question.

Learn more about this initiative here!

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12/05/2019 - 1:29 pm