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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 Spring 2020 Clinic

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Jan
13 First Day of Class
13 First day of Externship for Clinic II Graduates
17

Paperwork due to Mrs. Pait's clinic mailbox

  • Emergency Medical Status Form
  • Proof of TB, CPR, and Liability Insurance, Hep B, Clinic Handbook Signature Page
  • Be sure that your advisor gets the Substance Abuse, Complaint Policy, and Honor Code
17

External Site Agreements and Supervisor Credentials due to Mrs. Pait(Externs Only)

21 ASUSHC Opens-LIPS PROGRAM & ALL OTHER CLIENTS

24

ASUSHC CLIENT paperwork due to Mrs. Mary

  • Emergency Medical Status & Patient Info(blue) A-4
  • Consent Form(pink) C-4
  • Notice of Privacy Policy(green) C-6
  • Authorization to Transport(purple) C-8  only if minor
  • Publicity Consent(tan)C-5
  • Consent to Release of Information(yellow)C-3 Only if needed
29&30

First draft of Treatment Plan Summary due to supervisors(This document is due to your supervisor one week following the second session with your client.)

31 Daily clock hours due to Mrs. Mary's office(black tray)(daily sheets and monthly composite).  Copies available on the website. (D-3 and D-4)
Feb 28 Daily and Monthly Clinical Clock Hour Record due to Mrs. Mary-put in black tray on the desk in her office
28

Mid-semester self-reflection papers due to supervisors and forwarded to Mrs. Pait by the supervisor

March 3-7

Mid-semester grades due to Mrs. Pait

3-7

Mid-semester supervisory conference

23-27

ASUSHC Closed for Spring Break (Off Campus Clinicians abide by their site's schedule.  Some may not observe spring break.)

31

Daily Clinical Clock Hour Record due to Mrs. Mary's office(black tray)

April 10

First Draft of Treatment Summary due to supervisors

17 Self-reflection papers due to supervisors

30

Last day of clinic for ASUSHC

30 ASUSHC daily clinical clock hours due to Mrs. Mary's office (black tray)
May 4 Last day of classes
4-8 Supervisory conferences
8 Final grades due to Mrs. Pait
6-11 Final exams
16 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.