Clinical Practicum

First-year graduate students obtain clinical practicum experience in the state-of-the-art OSU Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic located in Murray Hall. Students can also opt to complete their clinical practicum in the OSU-Tulsa Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic. Students work with a variety of patients representing a range of communication disorders across the life-span.

During the second year of graduate school, students complete classes during the first eight weeks of each semester, and then participate in an eight to ten week full-time off-campus clinical rotation. A variety of sites reflecting the wide range of work settings available to the SLP are potential practicum placements and include medical centers, rehabilitation and skilled nursing facilities, outpatient and private clinics, and schools. These sites allow student clinicians to widen their clinical experience base through varied service delivery systems and patient exposure.

A complete listing of off-campus internship sites includes 80 agencies. It is also possible to set up practicum experiences with out-of-state facilities. Some recent out-of-state practicum sites have included:

  • Medical Center of the Rockies (Colorado)
  • Children's Center of Richmond (Virginia)
  • Center for Speech-Language Disorders (Illinois)
  • Grand Prairie Independent School District (Texas)

A sampling of some of the more frequently used sites includes:

Health Care SettingsSchool Settings
Jim Thorpe Rehabilitation Hospital (OKC/Clinton) Jenks Public Schools
Stillwater Medical Center Stillwater Public Schools
Total Rehabilitation Outpatient Clinic Durant Public Schools
Kaiser Rehabilitation Center (Tulsa) Bixby Public Schools
St. Mary’s Rehabilitation Care (Enid) Norman Public Schools
St. Francis Hospital (Tulsa) Guymon Public Schools
OU Medical Center (OKC)  
Grace Living Center (Stillwater/OKC)  
Children’s Center in Bethany  

Student clinicians are closely supervised during both on and off-campus clinical rotations. The amount of supervision provided meets or exceeds the standards set by the Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).