Practicums, or clinical fieldwork, are where you put what you’ve learned to work, with supervisor there to guide you.
The practicums will enable you to fulfill the 400 required hours of graduate level clinical care experience established by New York State for licensure and the American Speech-Language Hearing Association for the the Certificate of Clinical Competence.
Each practicum is associated with a seminar course that covers the corresponding material. SHS’s own Speech and Hearing Center is where you’ll get your first clinical training, covering the first therapy and diagnostic practicums (COC 621.1, 621.2). Subsequent practicums (COC 621.3, 621.5, 621.6) take place in various settings arranged by SHS, such as schools, clinics, and hospitals.
You will be directly supervised for at least 25% of your treatment practicum hours and 50% of diagnostic practicum hours, in all settings.