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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 Clinic II 2018

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16 First day of classes & meetings with graduates Room 151
17 First day of Externship for Clinic II Graduates
19 Paperwork due to Mrs. Pait's clinic mailbox(if needed-Check exp dates)
   -Proof of TB, CPR, & Liability Insurance, Hep B,  Emergency Medical Status Form, Clinic Handbook Signature Page, Be sure that your advisor gets the Substance Abuse, Complaint Policy, and Honor Code
19 External Site Agreements due to Mrs. Pait(Externs only)
19 External Site Supervisor credentials due to Mrs. Pait(Externs only)
23 ASUSHC Opens-LIPS PROGRAM only begins today
24 ASUSHC-other clients begin today
26 ASU-SHC 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 for Release of Information (Yellow)C-3 Only if needed
2 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)
5 First draft of Treatment Plan Summary due to supervisors (This document is due to your supervisor 1 week following the 2nd session with your client).
2 Daily and Monthly Clinical Clock Hour Record due to Mrs. Mary's office(black tray)
2 Mid-term Self-Reflection papers due to supervisors and forwarded to Mrs. Pait by supervisor
3-5 Midsemester grades due to Mrs. Pait
13-16 Midsemester supervisory conference
19-24 ASUSHC Closed for Spring Break (Off Campus Clinicians abide by their site's schedule.  Some may not observe spring break).
3 Daily Clinical Clock Hour Record due to Mrs. Mary's office(black tray)
13 First Draft of Treatment Summary due to supervisors
19 Self-Reflection papers due to supervisors
26 Last day of clinic for ASUSHC & EXTERNS
30 Last day of classes
1 Daily clinical clock hours due to observation room.  (daily, monthly, and semester composite)
2-8 Final supervisory conferences
2-8 Final Exams
12 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.