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Instructional Labs

Speech Science Lab

The department’s Speech Science Lab is an integral component of classes on speech science, voice disorders, vocal rehabilitation, resonance disorders, and swallowing disorders. The lab proudly features the following cutting-edge equipment: Computerized Speech Lab (CSL), Phonatory Aerodynamic Systems (PAS), Nasometer, and Sona-Speech.Read more about these technologies

Hearing Science Lab

The Hearing Science Lab houses sound-treated audiometric testing suites equipped for Otoscopy, Pure Tone Audiometry, Tympanometry, and Oto-acoustic Emissions.Read more about these clinical procedures
students at research symposium

Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) Lab

In the AAC/AT lab, the department maintains low-tech AAC tools for emerging communicators and iPads loaded with several dozen AAC and other intervention applications (see "iPAD Apps Inventory" at our Resources page), as well as Boardmaker software used to create no-tech communication boards and visual supports. The technologies are available to students and faculty for use in research studies, hands-on learning in the required graduate course on alternative/augmentative communication, and in the Norma S. and Ray R. Rees Speech, Language and Hearing clinic. Additionally, the department maintains connections with producers of dedicated AAC technologies (PRC, Lingraphica, Tobii/Dynavox), who are available to demonstrate the most up-to-date dedicated speech-generating devices.

AAC in East Bay Today Magazine: https://www.ebtoday.com/stories/technology-for-children-who-can-t-speak

Attention: The AAC lab is recruiting families with children who use AAC for an intervention study in Spring 2020. For more details, please see AAC exploration study

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