CDO 439 ASHA Practicum Guidelines

  1. ASHA Practicum Guidelines
    • ·  Clinical observation
    • ·  Clinical practicum
    • o Supervision requirements
    • o Number of clinical clock hours required
    • o What to count as clock hours
    • o Payment for services
  2. ASHA Practicum Requirements
    • Apply/expand solid progressive academic foundation
    • Enthusiasm, dedication, and hard work
    • Communication with variety of partners
    • Conscientious and reliable
    • Organize/manage time
    • Flexible and non-judgmental
    • Accept and adapt quickly to change
    • Progressive participation
    • Committed to highest level of service delivery
    • Understand and integrate experiences
    • Writing
    • Oral Communication
    • Personal Characteristics
  3. Explain Progressive participation
    It means that you must be continually improving
  4. Explain the writing requirements
    • Accurate and precise writing
    • Grammatically correct sentences
    • Open to variety documentation formats
    •     Narrative
    •     Universal abbreviations
    •     Often depends on the site
    • Organize thoughts
    • Free of spelling errors
    • Reader/user friendly - Think about you audience
  5. Explain the Oral Communication Requirements.
    • Effective communication partners of varied educational, socioeconomic, and cultural
    • backgrounds
    • Speak clearly with using appropriate prosodic features of speech
    • Adjust to your partner/audience
    •     (simple/advanced/technical vocabulary, brief/complex content)
    • Clearly and concisely articulate information
  6. Explain the Personal Characteristics that are required.
    • Responsible behavior (all aspects of clinical practicum (preparation, sessions, documentation, peers/supervisors/staff, timelines of completion, well prepared, organized
    • Establish priorities
    • Maintain professional boundaries
    • Develop understanding of external and internal factors influencing both client and
    • clinician behaviors (strengths/weakness, economics, family dynamics/living
    • situations, support system, etc.)
    • Work toward systematic progress for independence
    • Self evaluate and implement modifications  
    • Use supervisor/peer evaluations to modify as needed
  7. Responsibilities of the Student
    • ·  Honor Code of Ethics
    • ·  Knowledge/understanding of Scope of Practice and Preferred Practice Standards
    • ·  Maintain client confidentiality
    • ·  Respect personal and cultural aspects
    • ·  Prepare for meetings/sessions
    • ·  Select appropriate materials, equipment, diagnostic instruments
    • ·  Write observable and measurable goals and objectives
    • ·  Be prompt/timely
    • ·  Write concisely/precisely without errors
    • ·  Maintain accurate records
    • ·  Utilize your knowledge base (academic and clinical) and then apply
    • ·  Research
    • ·  Ongoing self evaluation
    • ·  Attend session as scheduled
    • ·  Be professional
    • ·  Maintain an official clinical clock hour record
    • ·  Maintain good clinical relationships with peers and supervisors
    • ·  ENJOY…enjoy…enjoy
  8. Responsibilities of the Supervisors
    • Provide guidelines – 50% supervision during assessment, 25% supervision during
    • intervention
    • Provide feedback
    • Provide assistance, demonstrations, description, modeling
    • Critique
    • Encourage and support
    • Demand/require professionalism increasing independence
    • Expect/require inquiry and research
    • EBP – we have fallen far short on this and we need to take it upon ourselves to make this
    • better
    • Establish and maintain effective working condition
    • Assist in development of clinical goals/objectives
    • Assist in development/refinement of assessment skills
    • Assist in development/ refinement of clinical management
    • Demonstrate and participate in clinical process
    • Assist in observing/analyzing assessment and treatment
    • Assist in development/maintenance of clinical and supervisory records
    • Interacting relative to planning, executing, and analyzing conferences
    • Assist in evaluation of clinical performance
    • Assist in developing verbal reporting, writing, and editing skills
    • Share information relative to ethical, legal, regulatory and reimbursement aspects
    • Model/facilitate professional conduct
    • Demonstrate research skills
  9. Client / Family Rapport
    Effective Communication Includes
    • Establishing/outlining information to be shared and anticipating questions/comments; sharing with
    • supervisors/peers as appropriate
    • Provide brief overview to client/family
    • …..
    • Provide accurate information
    • Stick to the “knowns” and do not make promises/false hope
    • Discuss a program of intervention (trip) including its sequence (road map)
    • Allow time for inquiry (be quiet)
    • Answer question and provide the variable of effective treatment and diagnosis
    • Engage the family in observation and empower through participation in treatment     
    •       Also ask about how things are going outside of therapy
    • Review the accomplishments, regressions, plateau, and need for modifications (daily, weekly, monthly, full moons, growth spurts, etc)

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CDO 439 ASHA Practicum Guidelines
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