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Since 1864, we have been investing in and creating resources for deaf and hard of hearing children, their families, and the professionals who work with them.
Over 50 degree programs, with online and continuing education for personal and professional development.
Innovating solutions to break down barriers, and using science to prove what does and doesn’t work.
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HSLS Coordinator:Dr. Karen Garrido-Nag, Ph.D.
Au.D. Program Director:Dr. Chizuko Tamaki, Au.D., Ph.D.
Speech-Language Pathology Program Director:Dr. James McCann, Ph.D.
Ph.D. Program Director:Dr. Kara Hawthorne, Ph.D.
Contact:Ms. Daun Duvall
Sorenson Language and Communication Center (SLCC) 3110
(202) 568-8766 (videophone)(202) 651-5327 (voice)(202) 448-7144 (fax)
The program is comprised of a 12-credit (unit) curriculum that is contained in seven courses completed over a period of two years, with one course per semester. This program uses a distance-learning model for five of the courses, and a short on-site seminar model for two courses, both of these occurring over the course of three days (Friday through Sunday).
Courses are taught by Doctoral Audiology (AuD) students who are overseen by one of the Gallaudet AuD faculty. Materials for the Peer Mentoring Program have been written by both professionals and consumers and are updated as new information comes into the marketplace.
The predominately online format allows for individuals to balance work and family. Scheduled ‘live’ chat discussions typically take place in the evening one night a week. There will also be interactive discussion boards, assignments, readings, etc. Below is a table listing the course titles and credits. Click on the course name to view a brief course description.
** Please note that depending on the status of the COVID-19 pandemic, it may be necessary to conduct the opening seminar virtually.
At this point in time, tuition costs has been waived for all students accepted into the Peer Mentoring program. There is a $75 processing fee upon registering with the program. You are, however, responsible for travel and lodging during the on-site courses; hotel accommodations (Kellogg Conference Hotel) are available on the campus.
Upon completion, the successful graduate will receive a Certificate in Peer Mentoring from Gallaudet University under the Center for Continuing Studies.
While the concept of professional peer mentors is much needed, peer mentoring within audiology is revolutionary and not yet established. Individuals who have graduated from the program report they benefit most through self-growth. Additionally, alumni vary on how they use their training, but most apply the skills acquired from the program to their current jobs, or to advocacy and outreach within their community. Many use the certificate as evidence of their ability to serve the deaf and hard-of-hearing population in various areas. Lastly, several of our graduates are Life Coaches and apply their training from the program to specialize in serving the deaf and hard-of-hearing communities.
Please review this website for information regarding this program. More information can be found on the Application page. If you have specific questions that are not addressed in the website or want to request additional information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
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