For Students

Students working with their clinical supervisor.

The UB Audiology and Speech Language Pathology Clinic  provides a state-of-the-art  training facility for our Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology students. 

Our Training Goals

  • To educate and mentor the next generation of clincian-scientists in Speech-Lanugage Pathology and Audiology, including undergraduate and graduate students
    • Graduate student clinicians work directly with patients under the supervision of Clinical Faculty
    • Undergraduate students gain experience through clinical observation
  • To integrate clinical education and services with clinical research 
  • To provide hands-on learning experiences to prepare students for the variety of cases they may encounter in their future careers

Diverse Clinical Experiences

We offer on-campus training program with clinical rotations each semester. Students are involved in the diagnosis and treatment of speech, language, and hearing disorders and provide services under the close supervision of clinical faculty in accordance with ASHA certification, CAA standards, and New York State licensure requirements.

We also place students in community off-campus externship placements to gain additional training experiences. Speech-Language Pathology students begin externship during the Spring semester of their second year and Audiology students begin externship their fourth year. Placements include preschool agencies, other healthcare clinics, school systems, hospitals, and nursing homes.

Access to UB’s Interprofessional Collaborative Practice (IPCP) Micro-credential Program.

Graduate students participate in the IPCP Micro-credential Program. This is a module-based learning experience where students learn through collaborative practice with other students in the health professions (i.e. OT, PT, pharmacy, medicine, social work, public health). The IPCP allows speech-language pathology and audiology students opportunities to engage with other professions that they will work professionally with in their future careers. Together, students learn Core Competencies for Collaborative Practice on values and ethics, roles and responsibilities, communication, and teamwork. Students have the opportunity to earn a Micro-credential badge that sets them apart as interprofessional collaborative healthcare practitioners upon graduation.

Connecting Research to Practice

Clinical faculty and students collaborate with academic faculty, who are nationally and internationally recognized for their research. This collaboration is vital to enhancing the education of our undergraduate and graduate students, and for moving the science of our field forward.

  • Many clinical and academic faculty partner together to support the research, clinical training, and education mission of our department.  
  • Our students gain fundamental knowledge about evidence-based practice in the classroom. Some students also engage in hands-on research experiences.