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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 Fall 2020 Clinic IV

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Aug
25 First Day of Class
27

Paperwork due to Mrs. Mary's office

  • Proof of TB, CPR, and Liability Insurance

Aug 31-Sep 4

Contemporary Issues Class

2-3 Written Comprehensive Exams

4

Oral Comprehensive Exams (if necessary)

 7

Labor Day Holiday
8

First Day Clinic IV

10 External Site Agreements and External Supervisor Credentials due to Mrs. Mary
30 Daily and Monthly Clinical Clock Hour Record due to Mrs. Mary-put in black tray on the desk in her office(can be emailed or fax to 870-972-3788)
30

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

Oct 6

Mid-semester grades due to Mrs. Pait

30

Daily and Monthly Clinical Clock Hour Record due to Mrs. Mary(black tray on the desk)

Nov 23-27

Fall  Break/Thanksgiving Holiday (ASUSHC closed) Clinic 4 students will abide by their site's work schedule  NOTE:  IF YOU OFFSITE IS OPEN THE WEEK OF THANKSGIVING, YOU WILL BE THERE

Dec 4

Last day of clinic and Daily, Monthly, & SEMESTER Clinical Clock Hour Record due to Mrs. Mary (black tray in her office) ALSO Self-Reflections & Evaluation of Supervisor

7-9

Final Clock Hour audits with Mrs. Pait

19 8:00 AM Reynold's 222-Medallion Ceremony

19

Commencement 10:00 AM


 
Clinical Dates to Remember Fall Clinic I

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Aug
25 First Day Classes
27

Paperwork due to Mrs. Mary's black tray

  • Emergency Medical Status From
  • Proof of TB, CPR, and Liability Insurance
Sep
4 Pre-therapy supervisor meetings
4 ASUSHC client paperwork due to Mrs. Mary
7 Labor Day Holiday(ASUSHC closed)
8 ASHSHC opens
11 Treatment Plan due to supervisors (The "rule" is to turn in your plan one week after the 2nd session)
11 External Site Agreements and External Supervisor credentials due to Mrs. Mary for Clinic 1 Externs
30 Daily and Monthly Clinical Clock Hour Record due to Mrs Mary-put in black tray on the desk in her office (Aug & Sept hours)
30 Mid-semester self-reflection papers due to supervisors
Oct
8 Mid-semester grades due to Mrs. Pait
30  Daily and Monthly Clinical Clock Hour Record due to Mrs. Mary-put in black tray on the desk in her office
Nov
6 First draft of treamnent Summaries due to supervisors
23-27 Fall Break/Thanksgiving Holiday (ASUSHC Closed)
20  Self-Reflection papers due to supervisors
30 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
Dec
7 Clinic Inventory & clean-up day
7 Final supervisory conferences 
9 Last day of Clinic I at ASUSHC
10 Last day of classes
19 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.

View the Clinical Practicum Handbook >>  
 

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.