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Chair: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 Master of Science Degree (MS) education program in Speech-Language
Pathology at Gallaudet University is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology
and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2200 Research
Boulevard #310, Rockville, Maryland 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700.
The five-semester SLP program involves combined course, lab, and clinical work in speech, language,
hearing, and swallowing. Like other American Speech-Language-Hearing Association's nationally-accredited
speech-language pathology programs in the United States, Gallaudet's SLP curriculum is dedicated to
speech sciences, research methods, language acquisition, clinical procedures, assistive technology, and
It also includes instruction in and supervised clinical experiences with
persons who have speech sound disorders, voice disorders, swallowing disorders, fluency disorders,
language disorders, and neurogenic communication disorders. Unlike other ASHA-accredited graduate
programs, however, Gallaudet's program requires courses in American Sign Language and competencies in
working with children and adults who are deaf and hard-of-hearing.
Observation and practicum
opportunities in the Hearing and Speech Center on campus are complemented with training experiences at a
variety of hospitals, clinics, public and private schools, private practices, early childhood programs,
and other acute and long-term care facilities in the Washington, DC metropolitan area.
Students must complete the following prerequisite coursework prior to entry into the program. They are not required prior to applying, but need to be completed before matriculation.
Sanzo K. (2018). When Sam Found Language. LeaderLIVE: ASHA Leader
Magazine. Retrieved from https://blog.asha.org/2018/10/24/when-sam-found-language-sign-language/?fbclid=IwAR2MHAy8lIYE5ZFWuQANZVAIa0nwUUsSmhEdFzWD87iuclbvPTQQb4TmQRA
Congratulations to first-year SLP student
VaRysa Williams for her November 2017 ASHFoundation award of $5000 as a scholarship recipient.
VaRysa's award was announced at the
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association's annual conference in Los Angeles on November 10.
We are very proud of this distinction!
Dr. Seal is surrounded by second-year graduate
students Sammi King and Karen Girton, Marlene Medina, Carolyn Michner, and 2017 graduate Marysabel
Meija at the 2017 ASHA Conference. Sammi, Marlene, Carolyn, and Marysabel had poster presentations
of their masters thesis research with SLP faculty.
Second-year graduate student, Kali Cika, was
awarded a Students Preparing for Academic-Research Career (SPARC) Scholarship from ASHA in May 2017.
We are so proud of Kali's acknowledgment as a researcher.
2017 Trilingual SLP Graduates Enter School Systems
Marysabel Meija, fluent in Spanish, English, and ASL, took a Clinical Fellowship with
EBS Healthcare in Miami, Florida. Her work at a K-8 Center is with children from both general and
special education programs, including two self-contained classrooms with students with autism spectrum
disorder, and she has students who are deaf and hard-of-hearing. She also reported working with lots of
African-American and Latino students, including many middle school students who are bilingual.
Thanks to Marysabel for agreeing to let us showcase her video resume:
Yconne Segismundo, fluent in Tagalog, English, and ASL, took a Clinical Fellowship in
Beltsville, Maryland at Beltsville Academic Center. Yconne wrote this in August:
I am nervous and excited about starting my CF. But, I look forward to applying what I learned at
Gallaudet and learning more about the profession. Because of the journal that you asked us to write
during our last semester, I am thinking of writing one for my CF (probably, an online journal/blog).
I was looking at my journal the other day and it definitely made me smile :).
Thanks to Yconne for agreeing to let us showcase her video resume:
2017 Grad Eric Klein landed a volunteer stint with Ingo Titze
As Eric wrote in a July email (thanks for giving permission to post it here, Eric):
I'm volunteering with Ingo Titze, King of Vocology, and Dr J's former teacher at U Iowa, at
his National Center for Voice and Speech in SLC -- entering and organizing a bunch of data
and sound files from voice research studies they've completed but haven't yet analyzed or published.
Kinda fun :)
I'll be starting after Labor Day as the only SLP at a SNF in Orem, ... 120 beds ...around
50% capacity; half short term, half long term residents; lots of cog, language,
and swallowing. And they're looking forward to starting a Parkinson's program here - which is nice
because I got LSVT certified last month:) The rehab team seems to be really neat, enthusiastic, and
excited to cotreat. And I've heard really great things about the DOR. The SLP who just left ...
previously there for 4 years, has nothing but positive things to say about the job, staff, and
residents, and will be serving as my CF mentor. And she's invited me to join her community orchestra
once a week, too. ;)
Interprofessional Research Team: Brenda Nicodemus, Ph.D.,
Interpreting and Translation Department; Brenda Seal, Ph.D., and Sanyu Jaiswal, Ph.D., surround Eric
Klein, M.S. (2017) from SLP, HSLS Department, following his successful "walk-you-through my
research, not a defense" of Examining the Acoustic Prosodic Features of ASL-to-English
2016 SLP Graduates' Praxis Scores are above national average:
SEP-2015 to JUL-2016 ASHA - Certification; National Average: 176.57;
Gallaudet University SLP Average: 180.71
Thanks go to Janette
Ozoa for this picture from the 2015 SLP Hooding Day
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