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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 Clinic IV 2018

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20 Classes begin
20-28 Contemporary Issues Class
22 Paperwork due to Mrs. Pait's clinic mailbox(if needed-Check exp dates)
   Proof of TB, CPR, & Liability Insurance
29 & 30 Written Comprehensive Exams
31 Oral Comprehensive Exams(if necessary)
Sept 3 Labor Day Holiday
4 First Day of Clinic IV
6 External Site Agreements and External Supervisor credentials due to Astate

Daily & Monthly Clinical Clock Hour Record due to Mrs. Mary-put in black tray on the desk in her office(can be emailed or faxed to 870-972-3788


Mid semester self-reflection papers due to supervisors

Oct 1

Mid-semester grades due to Mrs. Pait


ASHSHC Closed for ARKSHA Convention(unless you are going, you must attend your clinic site)


Daily and Monthly Clinical Clock Hour Record due in black tray on the desk in Mrs Mary's office



Fall Break/ Thanksgiving Holiday(ASUSHC closed  Clinic 4 students will abide by their site's work schedule
30 Last day of Clinic and Daily, Monthly, Semester, & FINAL Clock Hour Record due to Mrs. Mary(black tray in her office). Also Self-Reflections & Evaluation of Supervisor

Dec 3-5

Final Clock hour Audits with Mrs. Pait

8 8:00 AM Reynold's 222-Medallion Ceremony
8 Commencement 10:00AM








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.