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Media: Contact Alicia Nestle (585) 389-2457
Deafness Specialty Preparation Program: Contact Dr. Paula Brown at (585) 389-2796 or Dr. Cathy Quenin at (585) 389-2776.
Nazareth College’s communication sciences and disorders department received a $1.2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Special Education Programs for the deafness specialty preparation program. The grant was awarded to Nazareth to prepare speech-language pathologists studying at the graduate level to foster spoken language learning and literacy in children who use cochlear implants. The specialization within the Nazareth College speech-language pathology graduate program is one of fewer than 10 such programs across the country and is offered in conjunction with the National Technical Institute for the Deaf at Rochester Institute of Technology. The grant provides financial aid opportunities for students accepted into the specialty program. Students accepted into the program will receive $14,000 a year in tuition support and $1,000 a year in stipends for books and travel. Only eight students will be accepted into the program per year. For more information or to apply for the deafness specialty preparation program, contact Dr. Paula Brown at (585) 389-2796 or Dr. Cathy Quenin at (585) 389-2776.
The deafness specialty preparation program trains speech-language pathologists to collaboratively work with families and other professionals to provide early intervention, early childhood transition, and school-based services to children who are deaf and hard of hearing, especially those who use cochlear implants. Students study cultural, educational, familial, and communication factors that influence social, cognitive, and linguistic development. They will be prepared to work with diverse individuals fostering spoken language and literacy development and use in social and academic contexts.
Founded in 1924, Nazareth College is located on a close-knit, suburban campus in the dynamic, metropolitan region of Rochester, N.Y. The College offers challenging academic programs in the liberal arts and sciences and professional programs in health and human services, education, and management. Nazareth's strong cultures of service and community prepare students to be successful professionals and engaged citizens. The College enrolls approximately 2,000 undergraduate students and 1,000 graduate students.