Students participate in classroom and clinical experiences that develop their competence across disorders as well as knowledge in specialty areas. Technical knowledge and experience with various equipment prepare graduates to function competently and independently in a variety of professional settings.
The Eckelmann-Taylor Speech and Hearing Clinic is housed within the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders. The Clinic provides clinical experiences to graduate students majoring in speech pathology and audiology.
The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders is grateful for the ongoing support of the many ASHA-certified speech-language pathologists who serve as external clinical educators/preceptors to our graduate students. We are always looking to expand our portfolio of external placements for our students. If you are interested in becoming an external clinical educator/preceptor please contact us for more information.
Off-Site Clinical Educators/Preceptors
ASHA standard on Professional Development Requirements in Supervision
Effective January 1, 2020 , all speech-language pathologists and audiologists serving as clinical educators must complete a minimum of 2 hours of professional development in the area of clinical education/supervision (after being awarded their ASHA CCC) prior to serving as preceptor/clinical educator.
CAPCSD Clinical Education Modules
As a member of the Council of Accredited Programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders (CAPCSD), our department is able to offer free access to the CAPCSD courses on clinical education. There are currently three courses, each comprised of five learning modules, offered:
- Foundations of Clinical Education
- Effective Student-Clinical Educator Relationships
- Feedback in Clinical Education
- Assessing Student Performance
Upon completion of these courses, participants can choose to earn free continuing education units through ASHA or AAA. Each module is worth 2 professional development hours; each course is worth 10 professional development hours.
ASHA Courses on Supervision
ASHA has created two courses on supervision. These courses are available through January 1, 2021. * Nine Building Blocks of Supervision (2 hours) * Knowledge, Skills, and Competencies for Supervision (1 hour)
These courses can be purchased through ASHA for continuing education units.
If you use the ASHA CE registry, completion of professional development in the area of supervision will be automatically recorded in your ASHA account. If you do not use the ASHA registry, please follow the steps in this document to self-report the completion of professional development in the area of supervision.