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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.

Arkansas State University Speech and Hearing Center

Spring 2023

Dates to Remember

Clinic Intro & II

January      10      First Day of classes

                   11       First day of Externship for Clinic II Graduates

                   13       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                                                                     13       External Site Agreements due to Mrs. Mary(Externs only)

                   13       External Site Supervisor credentials due to Mrs. Mary(Externs only)

                   17       ASHSHC Opens-LIPS PROGRAM & ALL OTHER CLIENTS 

                   20       ASUSHC Client paperwork due to Mrs. Mary

            24 & 26      First draft of treatment Plant Summary due to supervisors(This document is due to your supervisor one week following                                 the second session with your client.)

                    27      Intent to Graduate Applications Due for May 2023 Commencement

                    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)

February        28      Daily and Monthly Clinical Clock Hour Record due to Mrs. Mary's office(black tray).

                     28      Mid-term Self-Reflection papers due to supervisors and forwarded to Mrs. Pait by supervisor

March         14-16     Mid-semester grades due to Mrs. Mary

                   13-17    Mid-semester supervisory conference

                   20-24    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              3       First draft of Treatment Summary due to supervisors

                    14        Self-Reflection papers due to supervisors

                    21        Clinic clean-up ALL ASTATE CLINICIANS

                    21        Last day of Clinic at ASUSHC

                    24        Last day of Offsite Clinic

                    24        Undergrad clock hours due to Mrs. Mary's office(black tray)

                    25        Graduate Clock hours due to Mrs. Mary's office(black tray)

               24-28        Supervisory conferences

                    28       Final grades due to Mrs. Mary

 April 27-May 3         Final Exams

                     5        Convocation of Scholars


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.