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Pandemic response and special populations: Effects of community standards on communication and behavior

September 23, 2020 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Sponsored by the Department of Allied Health Sciences’ Office of Research and Scholarship as part of its Research Forum Series.

The focus of this research forum is on how community standards implemented in response to COVID-19 (masks, shelter-in-place, etc.) have affected populations with special needs.

The first talk considers how face masks have affected speech recognition in listeners who use cochlear implants to hear. The second talk examines how children with autism and their families cope with the added restrictions associated with adhering to community guidelines.


Teresa Vos, MD
Department of Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery

“Influence of protective face coverings on speech recognition of cochlear implant recipients”

Clare Harrop, PhD
Assistant Professor
Office of Research & Scholarship
Department of Allied Health Sciences

“Navigating the new normal: The impact of COVID19 on families with a child with autism spectrum disorder (ASD)”


September 23, 2020
11:30 am - 12:30 pm


Department of Allied Health
(919) 966-9040
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Contact Name
Wanqing Zhang -