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