From June 29-30, seven participants had the chance to learn the ins and outs about one of the fastest growing professions in the US during the University’s Osborne College of Audiology inaugural Audiology Learning Experience.
For the past two weeks, students could be seen navigating the University’s halls, grounds and stairways using white canes and wearing blindfolds. The immersive experience is part of the Department of Blindness and Low Vision Studies’ (BLVS) Orientation and Mobility (O&M) program.
Faculty and students from the University’s Pennsylvania College of Optometry (PCO) and the department of Blindness and Low Vision Studies (BLVS), participated in the inaugural Junior Summer Academy, a unique program for middle school students who are visually impaired.
From June 21-25, Salus University Pennsylvania College of Optometry (PCO) students, faculty and staff gathered in America’s capitol to participate in Optometry’s Meeting 2017, sponsored by both the American Optometric Association (AOA) and the American Optometric Student Association.
Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) student Claire Halberstadt ’18 remembers first looking at an X-ray image’s indecipherable haze of black, white and various shades of gray, and thinking, “What am I looking at?” Now after a semester in Randy Dubin’s, MA, CCC-SLP, class, she can not only confidently identify various structures of the throat used in swallowing, but also recommend treatment plans for those with swallowing disorders, clinically known as dysphagia.