Dr. Bonino's laboratory, the Children’s Auditory Perception Laboratory (ChAPL), studies human auditory development using methods from the fields of psychoacoustics, speech perception, and pediatric audiology. The primary research effort in the laboratory is to examine changes in auditory development between 2 to 5 years of age on tasks that are believed to be highly related to speech and language abilities. Efforts are underway to use these methodology advancements to improve clinical assessment practices for young children that have developmental disabilities. A secondary research line is to understand why some children have more difficulty listening in noise than other children.
SLHS 4714 - Audiological Rehabilitation
Spring 2018 / Fall 2018 / Fall 2019
Covers basic principles and techniques related to the habilitation and rehabilitation of individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing: amplification, speech, language, auditory, speech reading, and educational issues.
SLHS 6554 - Auditory Processes: Child Assessment
Spring 2018 / Spring 2019 / Spring 2020
Provides advanced study in hearing assessment and management of children across the age span. Topics include epidemiological, medical, audiological, developmental, and habilitative aspects of normal and impaired hearing in children. Recommended prerequisite: undergraduate background in SLHS.
SLHS 7450 - Audiology Capstone Project
Spring 2018 / Summer 2018 / Spring 2019 / Summer 2019 / Fall 2019 / Spring 2020
Provides an individualized project for AUD, completed prior to initiation of final clinical year. May be in the form of research-based investigation, an evidence-based position paper, a clinical protocol based on peer-reviewed literature, a grant proposal, or another format approved by AUD committee. Project requires approved proposal by AUD committee andfocused study supervised by capstone advisor.