In adherence to Standard V-C of the 2014 ASHA Standards and Implementation Procedures for the Certificate of Clinical Competence in SLP, students must spend 25 hours in clinical observation. Although some observation experiences are built into the undergraduate courses in CSD at ISU, students must track and maintain their individual record of clinical observations, specifically those that occur outside of ISU, in order to ensure that the 25 hours observation requirement is fulfilled.

Students will be required to provide documentation of 25 completed observation hours of ASHA certified professionals prior to beginning any graduate program in CSD. Students can earn observe hours by:

• Initiating contact with ASHA certified professionals outside of Illinois State University. Observation hours should be tracked on the following form linked below.

• Subscribing to the Master Clinician Network to view recorded sessions of speech/language/hearing therapy. There is an annual access fee associated with this service.

Download “Log of Observation Hours” form