The graduate diploma in Auditory-Verbal Studies program is offered by the Faculty of Health Sciences in conjunction with the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (FGPS). The program seeks to provide in-depth training beyond what is currently offered through programs in Audiology, Speech-Language Pathology, and Education of Hearing-Impaired Children.
Graduates of the program will acquire a good foundation in the development of spoken communication in children with hearing impairment, and will learn the specialized skills and therapeutic/teaching strategies applied in auditory-verbal practice in clinical, community or school environments.
Teaching and practicum placements will focus on the development of listening and spoken communication from childhood to adolescence.
The graduate diploma operates within the framework of the master’s program in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology and both are governed by the general regulations of the FGPS, which are posted on the website.
The diploma can be pursued either full- or part-time. The courses are offered in English and in French; the clinical placements may be in either language or in both. In accordance with the University of Ottawa regulation, assignments, examinations, research papers and theses can be produced in either English or French.