Students practice using the electrolarynx, a battery-powered device that generates a sound and increases intelligibility for people who have had their larynx removed.
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.
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 participated in the thickened liquid challenge to increase awareness of dysphagia, which is commonly associated with difficulty swallowing.