Graduate Class Experiences

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 practice using the electrolarynx


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 use a mannequin they named Seymour Bolis in their Instrumentation class

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


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

Students drinking thickened liquid to increase awareness of dysphagia

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Graduate Coordinator: Irena Vincent
Department Office: Professional Studies Building
Phone: 607-753-5423
Fax: 607-753-5940