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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 Spring  2021 Clinic II

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12 First Day of Class

First day of Externship for Clinic II Graduates


Paperwork due to Ms. Pait

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




ASU-SHC CLIENT paperwork due to Mrs. Mary

  • Emergency Medical Status & Patient Info (blue) A-4
  • Consent Form (pink) C-4
  • Notice of Privacy Policy (green) C-6
  • Authorization to Transport (purple) C-8 ONLY IF MINOR
  • Publicity Consent (tan) C-5
  • Consent for Release of Information (yellow) C-3 ONLY IF NEEDED

First draft of Treatment Plan Summary due to supervisors (This document is due to your supervisor one week following the second session with your client.)



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

Mid-Term Self-Reflection papers due to supervisors and forwarded to Ms. Pait by supervisor


Mid-semester grades due to Ms. Pait


Mid-semester supervisory conference


ASUSHC Closed for Spring Break (Off Campus Clinicians abide by their site's schedule.  Some may not observe spring break.)


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




First Draft of Treatment Summary due to supervisors

16 Self-Reflections papers due to supervisors


Last day of clinic at ASUSHC


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


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


 Supervisory conferences


Final grades due to Ms. Pait




Final Exams






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.