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, and the first fall semester of graduate enrollment for graduate level students.
Arkansas State University College of Nursing and Health Professions now requires background checks for students admitted to professional programs if the screening is required by an affiliate requirement. This is to ensure compliance with agreements between the college and the clinical facilities. The college has worked with Verified Credentials, Inc. to establish an acceptable screening procedure. This cost of the background check is $47.50. Applicants who fail to submit a background check (when required for clinical placement) will not be eligible to participate in the clinical experience. Please use the link below for instructions on obtaining your background check, if required.