Clinical Education Makes a Difference
Do you remember your graduate externship? For many, the experience is both exhilarating and intimidating. And few can argue that their supervisor was the most important factor in the success or failure of that experience.
Clinical education is vital to the overall development of future professionals. Being a supervisor also has benefits—access to current research and resources through student clinicians, furthering your own clinical skills by teaching others, and the satisfaction of knowing that you are directly contributing to the future of the profession. In short, supervision matters!
The following resources are provided to give those thinking about becoming a supervisor more information about what is involved and experienced supervisors information about current issues in supervision and answers to frequently asked questions.
See Standard IV for specific information about clinical practicum and supervisor requirements in speech-language pathology; see Standard III for audiology.
ASHA Policy Documents
Teaching Tools: Clinical Education
Frequently Asked Questions
Tips for First Time Supervisors
Special Interest Group 11 Newsletter Articles
Tip Sheets for Administrators
Continuing Education Credits for Student Supervision
Supervision Matters: Establishing and Maintaining Quality Relationships with Extern Sites
Archive of Web forum held October 18, 2007
The ASHA Leader Articles