Graduate Class Experiences

What types of experiences do SUNY Cortland graduate students share in the classroom? The photos below offer a sampling.


Students use the electrolarynx in their Voice Disorders class

Voice Disorders: Students practice using the electrolarynx, a battery-powered device that generates a sound and increases intelligibility for people who have had their larynx removed.


Students use a mannequin they named Seymour Bolis in their Instrumentation class

Instrumentation: Using an endoscope and a mannequin that they nicknamed Seymour Bolus, students learn about flexible nasoendoscopy. Read more about their hands-on practice in the classroom.


Students educated community members on aphasia as part of their summer course on Communication Disorders in Adults

Communication Disorders in Adults: June is National Aphasia Awareness Month. During a summer course, students led educational sessions in the community on a communication disorder that results from damage to the parts of the brain containing language. Students also created and distributed “aphasia-friendly” menus to local restaurants and assisted living facilities. Read more about their work to raise awareness on this language disorder.


Students, faculty and staff members participate in the thickened liquid challenge as part of a Dysphagia course

Dysphagia: Students, faculty and staff members participated in the thickened liquid challenge to increase awareness of dysphagia, which is commonly associated with difficulty swallowing.

Contact Us

Graduate Coordinator: Ann Blanton
Department Office: Professional Studies Building, Room 2201
Phone: 607-753-5423
Fax: 607-753-5940