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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 Summer 2021

 1 First Day of Class

First year orientation 1-3 PM


Extern Begins

  7 External Site Agreements & Supervisor credentials  due to Ms. Pait (Externs only)


Meetings with Caregivers/Supervisors


First Day of Clinic ASUSHC Clients arrive


ASUSHC client paperwork due to Mrs. Mary

  • Emergency Medical Status Form(ASU Clinicians)
  • Proof of TB, CPR, and Liability Insurance(updates for Clinic I & III-all clinicians)
  • External Site paperwork due(site agreements & supervisor license and certification)


First draft of Treatment Plan due to supervisors


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


Last Day of Session I


Final Exams


Clinic closed


 First Day of 2nd Session Classes


First Draft of Treatment Summary due to supervisors

30 Self-Reflections papers due to supervisors-all students



Last day of clinic


Clinic Clean-up


 Last day of session II classes


Final exams


 Daily/Monthly/Semester Clock Hours Due to Mrs. Mary


Final supervisory conferences





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.