Information for Students
If you are observing clinical sessions:
Do: Dress professionally.
Do: Come a little bit early.
Do: Know the location of the observation schedule
Do: Leave the room as you found it (chairs, lights, garbage, door).
Don’t: Bring food into the observation rooms.
If you are participating in clinical sessions:
Do: Read your handbook.
Do: Prepare by learning how to use necessary equipment/materials.
Do: Dress professionally, and leave your backpack behind.
Do: Come early and get ready before your appointment.
Don’t: Use the waiting room as a meeting room.
Student handbooks to be downloadable soon
Information on Northern and Peru placements
As part of their clinical training, second year Speech-Language Pathology students complete external placements in the community. Since 2008, students in the Speech-Language Pathology Program at the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders have been fortunate enough to take part in two unique clinical placement initiatives: The Northern Initiative Placement and The Peru Placement. Both of these clinical opportunities are fully supervised, partially funded placements. Interested and qualified students are able to apply for the 4 positions in each placement. Both of these placements are conducted within a social justice framework, working to serve under-privileged populations here in Canada and abroad. The Northern Initiative Placement is a one week mixed adult and paediatric placement that takes place in MooseFactory, Attawapiskat, and Kashechewan in Northern Ontario. The Peru Placement is completed over two weeks in Lima and Cuszco, Peru. Students work in a cleft lip and palate clinic, a school for the deaf, and a school for children with multiple needs. It is important to note that these are special clinical opportunities that can only be offered on a yearly basis, dependent on the availability of funding, clinical sites, and clinical supervisors to provide the supervision required.