The Speech and Hearing Clinic (SHC) is committed to providing clinical services of the highest quality to individuals with communication disorders. The clinic also provides training opportunities for the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders graduate students, including clinical practicum, supervision, and research. Treatment of the whole person requires interdisciplinary resources; therefore, the clinic functions within a referral network of human service professionals.
The purpose of clinical education in the WCU Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders is to provide opportunities for observation of and supervised clinical practice with a diverse clinical population. The clinical educational goals of the program are to prepare competent clinicians who possess and demonstrate:
- skill in planning and administering a variety of diagnostic procedures;
- competence in interpreting diagnostic results and designing intervention there from;
- implementation of treatment procedures reflecting knowledge of an individual's communication competence and different service delivery models;
- management of administrative aspects of service delivery in a variety of settings including oral and written reporting, scheduling, record keeping, corresponding, etc.;
- effective interaction with students representing diverse backgrounds and individuals within their communication system and with allied professionals;
- initiation and regulation of ongoing, professional development; and,
- ethical and social awareness of issues affecting the profession as a context addressing larger issues of practice in the community and the world.
For more information, please contact the Speech and Hearing Clinic at 828-227-7251.