School of Audiology and Speech Sciences

The School of Audiology and Speech Sciences (SASS) in the Faculty of Medicine at UBC is the only program in British Columbia that educates speech-language pathologists and audiologists. The School offers a Master of Science degree and a Doctor of Philosophy degree.

The School gives students a strong theoretical foundation, equipping them with problem-solving abilities that will last throughout their careers. The academic component is enhanced by externships: real-life experience in the field, where students learn and work alongside practitioners. State-of-the-art teaching labs, research, and study areas create an ideal learning space, while the city of Vancouver provides an enjoyable and beautiful locale.

105
Master's Students
8
Doctoral Students
50
Graduate Degrees Awarded
 

Research Supervisors

Name Research Interests
Black, Alexis Language Acquisition and Development, Language Acquisition, Understanding and Production Mechanisms, Perception and Representation, Infant / Child Development, Cognition and Language
Ciocca, Valter Auditory System, Perception and Representation, Recognition of Speech, Speech and Language Development Disorders, Auditory grouping of speech and non-speech sounds, also known as "auditory scene analysis", perception and production of normal and disordered speech
Colozzo, Paola Developmental language disorders; language and cognition; discourse, assessment and intervention for children with diverse linguistic and cultural backgrounds
Herdman, Anthony Auditory System, Visual System, Audiovisual, Visual, Audio and Written Communications, Electrophysiology, Language and Cognitive Processes, Neuroimaging Methods (EEG/MEG), Central auditory processing, Auditory and visual perecptions related to reading acquisition (1st and 2nd languages), Brain computer interface
Howe, Tami Acquired language disorders, aphasia
Jenstad, Lorienne Hearing Disorders, Aging Process, Quality of Life and Aging, Recognition of Speech, Auditory System, Interpersonal Communication, hearing aids, Aging, audiology, hearing health, amplification
Marinova-Todd, Stefka bilingualism, second language acquisition, language development, literacy, ESL children, children at risk of language difficulties, language disorders in bilingual children and adults, Second language acquisition; language development and language learning difficulties of bilingual children
Shahnaz, Navid Hearing, noise, audiology, ears,  effect of personal listening devices (iPods) on hearing, hearing in infants and adults,   high frequency thresholds, Diagnostic audiology, including multifrequency tympanometry and acoustic reflex studies in adults and newborns
Skoretz, Stacey Dysphagia, Swallowing disorders, Artifical Airways, Mechanical ventilation, Integration of multiple systems and biomarkers during swallowing, Swallowing following artificial airway use and/or non-invasive ventilation, Cross-species conceptual frameworks of feeding and swallowing rehabilitation, Dysphagia risk profile, Early identification of dysphagia, Biomechanical and biomarker analyses, Clinical practice pattern assessment, Clinical practice guideline development for those with artificial airways
Small, Susan Pediatric audiology
Small, Jeff Acquired language and cognitive communication disorders, including dementia and aphasia; adult language processing/psycholinguistics

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