Clinical education for our graduate program is an innovative and collaborative effort with multiple community partners to ensure that graduates of our program have a wide variety of clinical experience across the lifespan. At the undergraduate level, students have opportunities to participate in community screening programs and potential provide intervention for patients seen at the UA Speech and Hearing Clinic.
During the first year of the graduate program, students are placed in educational and private practice clinical settings. During the second year of the graduate program, students transition to complete advanced clinical experiences at a variety of clinical settings including medical and developmental centers. Students gain clinical experience in a wide range of settings including hospitals (acute and rehabilitation centers), skilled nursing facilities, home-based services, schools and private practices.
The communication sciences and disorders program faculty and staff are grateful for our community partners who share their patients, resources, and knowledge with our students in an effort to train future generations of speech-language pathologists to provide excellent care. Links to read more about our clinical education process and sites are provided below.