|A local charitable foundation has awarded La Salle University’s Speech-Language-Hearing Science (SLHS) program a three-year grant of approximately $300,000 to educate speech-language pathology graduate students to work with the region’s oral-deaf community and to establish a link between the University and the Clarke Pennsylvania Auditory/Oral Center in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. |
“Few programs in speech-language pathology in the nation and none in this area educate speech-language pathology students specifically to care for the needs of the oral-deaf community,” says Dr. Barbara Amster, Director of La Salle’s SLHS program.
The grant will be used to provide partial scholarships for SLHS students; fund a full-time faculty member who will have a joint appointment at the Clarke Pennsylvania Auditory/Oral Center and La Salle; provide teaching and laboratory equipment; design and implement a course to educate students on meeting the needs of the oral-deaf community; and transform existing undergraduate speech-language-hearing science courses into a web-based, distributive learning format.
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This News Byte was taken directly from a press release written by Jon Carolis for University Communications.