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Clinical practicum in the Department of Communication Disorders includes observation of clinical service provision and active service provision to clients of the ASU Speech and Hearing Center (ASU SHC) as well as clinical sites off-campus.

Observation is required for the courses of Introduction to Communication Disorders and Service Delivery in Communication Disorders.

The first active clinical rotation for undergraduates is typically the final semester of the senior year.
Clinical practice begins in the first fall semester of graduate enrollment for graduate level students.

Clinical Dates to Remember for Clinic I Fall 2019

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Final Supervisor conferences

19 First Day of Class
20 1:00 Mandatory clinic meeting(Clinic I Grads only) ROOM 151

Paperwork due to Mrs. Pait's clinic mailbox

  • Emergency Medical Status Form
  • Proof of TB, CPR, and Liability Insurance

Pre-therapy supervisor meetings

30 ASUSHC client paperwork due to Mrs. Mary

Sept 2

Labor Day Holiday (ASUSHC closed)


ASUSHC opens

Treatment plan due to supervisors (THE "RULE" is to turn in your plan one week after 2nd session)

5 External Site Agreements and External Supervisor credentials due to Mrs. Pait for Clinic I Externs
30 Daily and Monthly Clinical Clock Hour Record due to Mrs. Mary-put in black tray on the desk in her office(Aug and Sept hours)

Mid-semester self-reflection papers due to supervisors

Oct 3

Mid-semester grades due to Mrs. Pait


ARKSHA Convention


Daily and Monthly Clinical Clock Hour Record due to Mrs. Mary-put in black tray on the desk in her office

Nov 1

First Draft of Treatment Summaries due to supervisors


Last day of Clinic at ASUSHC for CLINIC I

22 Self-reflection papers due to supervisors


Daily, Monthly, and Semester Clinical Clock Hour Record due to Mrs. Mary-put in black tray on the desk in her office for Clinic I students

25-29 Fall Break/ Thanksgiving Holiday(ASUSHC closed)
Dec 2 Clinic inventory and Clean-Up Day
2 Last Day of Classes
14 Commencement




Clinical Practicum Handbook

The Clinical Practicum Handbook provides policies and procedures for on and off-campus clinical practicum completion, but the main focus is the operation of the ASU SHC. It is required reading for all student clinicians, and a signature form is required (print, sign, and submit with other clinical requirements). Up-to-date records for student malpractice insurance, TB skin test, and CPR certification are also required.

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Handbook Appendices

Appendix A

Appendix B

Appendix C

Appendix D

Equitable Provision of Clinical Services

A-State is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution and, thereby, complies with all applicable federal and state legislation regarding employment practices and admission/treatment of students without regard to race, color, religion, age, disability, gender, national origin, participation restriction, sexual orientation, veteran status, or status as a parent. As a single point-of-service entity within Arkansas State University, the A-State Speech and Hearing Center complies with all state and federal equal opportunity legislation in the provision of prevention, screening, diagnostic, and therapy services to all client populations served in the Center. Questions about this policy should be addressed to the Affirmative Action Program Coordinator at 870-972-3658 or at P.O. Box 1500, State University, Arkansas, 72467.