Speech, Language and Hearing Clinic: Clincial Training for Students

Speech and Language Pathology

SLPStudents receive practicum experiences with diverse populations and age groups at the Speech, Language and Hearing Clinic and/or at affiliated off-campus sites. The clinic maintains close working relationships with numerous professionals in the medical, rehabilitation, and public/private school communities.

Undergraduate students enroll in one or two semesters of clinical practicum during their senior year under the supervision of faculty and staff. Students provide individual or small group therapy sessions and complete communication assessments at the clinic.

Graduate students in speech/language pathology obtain practicum experiences each semester. Under the supervision of faculty and staff, students provide individual or small-group intervention and diagnostic services at the clinic or the affiliated off-campus sites. The culminating experience, which follows completion of the graduate academic coursework, is a 15-20 week, off-campus externship. This externship allows students to expand their knowledge and skills in the educational or medical setting.

Audiology

AudiologyStudents receive practicum experiences with diverse populations and age groups at the Speech, Language and Hearing Clinic and/or at affiliated off-campus sites. The clinic maintains close working relationships with numerous professionals in the medical, rehabilitation, and public/private school communities.

Clinical doctoral students in audiology progress through four semesters of on-campus clerkship experiences, four semesters of off-campus clerkship experiences, and a full-time externship during the final year of their academic program. The clerkships and externship provide invaluable experiences in educational and medical settings to prepare students for a career as an audiologist.

Services within the Speech, Language and Hearing Clinic

SLPThe Speech, Language and Hearing Clinic is a clinical training facility. It has a reputation for excellence in serving the University and the Central Wisconsin area by providing clinical services as part of the professional preparation of students. Services, including evaluation, treatment, and consultation, are available to those of all ages, from infants to the elderly, and are provided by undergraduate and graduate students under the supervision of nationally certified, state licensed audiologists and speech-language pathologists.

The Speech, Language and Hearing Clinic has modern equipment and well-designed facilities. The environment is spacious and conducive to student learning and collaboration. Materials and the equipment available for therapy, classroom instruction, and research are among the finest in the Midwest.
  • Laboratory and clinical facilities are available for research and clinical training experiences in both audiology and speech/language pathology. The facility includes the following: a spacious reception area, graduate student offices, comfortable student lounge, student computer lab, therapy observation room, family conference room, Clinical Media Center, 10 individual therapy rooms, large group therapy room, four diagnostic suites, two clinical and two research audiological sound treated suites, two hearing aid labs, auditory and vestibular electrophysiological (ENG and ABR) testing lab, speech/hearing science instrumentation lab, gross anatomy lab, and a state-of-the-art augmentative/alternative communication AAC Lab.
  • The AAC Lab provides students, as well as professionals in the Central Wisconsin area, with opportunities to familiarize themselves with high- and low-tech devices for individuals who find speech difficult or impossible. An equipment loaning service promotes the collaborative efforts between area professionals and the clinic. The AAC Lab also functions as a regional diagnostic center.
  • The Clinical Media Center houses a wealth of diagnostic/therapy materials and equipment, resource videos, and instructional materials for student use.
  
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B.S. in Communication Sciences and Disorders
M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology
Au.D. in Audiology