In the Master of Science program, clinical education is completed at University of Washington clinical facilities, as well as a variety of community-based practice settings. Our community-based clinical education is achieved through strong, long-standing collaborations with local and national clinical practice settings, including schools, hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, outpatient clinics, private practices, and birth-to-three centers. The Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences currently holds agreements with over 270 facilities throughout western Washington and across the nation.

Our UW facilities including the following:

  • The UW Speech and Hearing Clinic (UWSHC) is a non-profit clinical training facility for our graduate students that provides important speech-language pathology and audiology assessment and treatment services to our community. The UWSHC serves over 9,000 clients annually who range in age from birth to 100.
  • The UW Center on Human Development and Disability (CHDD) is one of the nation’s largest interdisciplinary centers focused on those with or at risk for developmental disabilities.  M.S. students are educated in the CHDD Clinical Training Unit and work as part of an interdisciplinary team that diagnoses and assesses children from early childhood to adolescence with or at risk for neurodevelopmental disabilities.
  • The UW Experimental Education Unit is a state-certified, special education school that provides inclusive interdisciplinary education for over 250 children, ages birth to six.  M.S. students receive clinical training with children of diverse abilities.
  • UW Medicine facilities provide speech-language pathology services to diverse patient populations across the lifespan.
    • Harborview Medical Center is a comprehensive healthcare facility dedicated to providing care for a broad spectrum of patients, including the most vulnerable resides of Seattle/King County. Recognized centers of emphasis include neuroscience, emergency medicine, trauma and burn care, and rehabilitative medicine.
    • UW Medical Center – Montlake and Northwest have been ranked the number one hospitals in Seattle and Washington state since 2012, providing multidisciplinary care to patients. Nationally recognized specialty care services include otolaryngology, geriatrics, neurology, stroke care, and rehabilitation medicine.
    • Valley Medical Center is the oldest and largest public, acute care community hospital providing comprehensive services to residents in southeast King County. Regionally it is recognized for neuroscience, stroke, and neonatal care.

EdSLP Practica     MedSLP Practica     CoRESLP Practica 

Educational SLP Practica & Internships

In the Educational Speech-Language Pathology degree program, students are provided with clinical education across a variety of practice settings with an emphasis on school-based educational practice and early intervention as well as the UW Speech & Hearing Clinic. Students are required to complete 9 clinical practicum courses (34 credits) in order to obtain the specified number of clinical clock hours required by ASHA. Students are required to track and document their clinical clock hours via our online Typhon system and will receive written evaluations for every practicum completed that will be submitted to the department for inclusion in their academic record.

UW Speech & Hearing Clinic Practica

During the first year of the program, students complete a series of clinical practica within the UW Speech & Hearing Clinic. These experiences focus on providing students with foundational skills in assessment and treatment of developmental and acquired communication disorders across the lifespan. The clinical education model is designed to reflect best practices in medical service delivery and provide students with case- or problem-based learning experiences, weekly rounds, and clinical mentoring to prepare them for community-based clinical rotations.

Year 1: UW Speech & Hearing Clinic Practica / 4 courses Credits per quarter Clock
Hours

SPHSC 553A: Advanced Practicum in Speech-Language Pathology
Students will participate in one quarter of each of the following:

  • Pediatric Evaluation
  • Pediatric Treatment
  • Adult Evaluation
  • Adult Treatment
3 5-20
  12 cr ~105 hrs

Community-Based Practica & Internships

During the second year, students in the Educational Speech-Language Pathology degree program complete three off-site clinical education experiences; two part-time practicum rotations, and one full-time internship experience. This internship occurs in the final spring quarter and is completed locally or nationally based on the student’s interest and internship site availability.

The Department of Speech & Hearing Sciences holds affiliation agreements with over 250 clinical facilities throughout Western Washington and the nation that provide speech-language pathology services across the life span. These affiliation agreements formalize our clinical education partnerships with community-based training sites that have agreed to partner with the University to provide clinical learning experiences for our graduate students. Students have the opportunity to complete internships both inside and outside the state of Washington.

When not in the UW Speech & Hearing Clinic, students are expected to provide their own transportation to and from all assigned practicum placements. Many, but not all, facilities are served by public transportation. In addition, given that many settings provide weekend speech-language pathology services, some students may be required to be onsite during weekends as part of their practicum assignment.
 

Year 2: Community-Based Clinical Practica / 4 courses Credits Clock Hr
Target
SPHSC 554A: Autumn Qtr: Advanced Offsite Practicum (part-time ~16-20 hrs per week) 6 ~60
SPHSC 554A: Winter Qtr. Advanced Offsite Practicum (part-time ~16-20 hrs per week) 6 ~60
SPHSC 554A: Summer Qtr Advanced Offsite Practicum (full-time internship ~40 hrs per week) 10 ~180
  22 Credits 300 hours

 

Medical SLP Practica & Internships

In the Medical Speech-Language Pathology degree program, students are provided with clinical education across a variety of healthcare and community practice settings including acute care, in-patient and out-patient rehabilitation, long-term care, private practice, and outpatient clinics including the UW Speech & Hearing Clinic. Students are required to complete 10 clinical practicum courses (40 credits) in order to obtain the specified number of clinical clock hours required by ASHA. Students are required to track and document their clinical clock hours via our online Typhon system and will receive written evaluations for every practicum completed that will be submitted to the department for inclusion in their academic record.

UW Speech & Hearing Clinic Practica

During the first year of the program, students complete a series of clinical practica within the UW Speech & Hearing Clinic. These experiences focus on providing students with foundational skills in assessment and treatment of developmental and acquired communication disorders across the lifespan. The clinical education model is designed to reflect best practices in medical service delivery and provide students with case- or problem-based learning experiences, weekly rounds, and clinical mentoring to prepare them for community-based clinical rotations.

Year 1: UW Speech & Hearing Clinic Practica / 4 courses Credits per quarter Clock
Hours

SPHSC 553A: Advanced Practicum in Speech-Language Pathology
Students will participate in one quarter of each of the following:

  • Pediatric Evaluation
  • Pediatric Treatment
  • Adult Evaluation
  • Adult Treatment
3 5-20
  12 cr ~105 hrs

Community-Based Practica & Internships

During the second year, students in the Medical Speech-Language Pathology degree program complete four off-site clinical education experiences; three part-time practicum rotations, and one full-time internship experience. This internship occurs in the final summer quarter and is completed locally or nationally based on the student’s interest and internship site availability.

The Department of Speech & Hearing Sciences holds affiliation agreements with over 250 clinical facilities throughout Western Washington and the nation that provide speech-language pathology services across the life span. These affiliation agreements formalize our clinical education partnerships with community-based training sites that have agreed to partner with the University to provide clinical learning experiences for our graduate students. Students have the opportunity to complete internships both inside and outside the state of Washington.

When not in the UW Speech & Hearing Clinic, students are expected to provide their own transportation to and from all assigned practicum placements. Many, but not all, facilities are served by public transportation. In addition, given that many hospitals and medical settings provide weekend speech-language pathology services, some students may be required to be onsite during weekends as part of their practicum assignment.
 

Year 2: Community-Based Clinical Practica / 4 courses Credits Clock Hr
Target
SPHSC 554A: Autumn Qtr: Advanced Offsite Practicum (part-time ~16-20 hrs per week) 6 ~60
SPHSC 554A: Winter Qtr. Advanced Offsite Practicum (part-time ~16-20 hrs per week) 6 ~60
SPHSC 554A: Spring Qtr: Advanced Offsite Practicum (part-time ~16-20 hrs per week) 6 ~60
SPHSC 554A: Summer Qtr Advanced Offsite Practicum (full-time internship ~40 hrs per week) 10 ~180
  28 Credits 360 hours

Core SLP Practica & Internships

In the Clinical Research Speech-Language Pathology degree program, students are provided with clinical education across a variety of practice settings including educational, early intervention, acute care, in-patient and out-patient rehabilitation, long-term care, private practice, and outpatient clinics including the UW Speech & Hearing Clinic. Students are required to complete 10 clinical practicum courses (40 credits) in order to obtain the specified number of clinical clock hours required by ASHA. Students are required to track and document their clinical clock hours via our online Typhon system and will receive written evaluations for every practicum completed that will be submitted to the department for inclusion in their academic record.

UW Speech & Hearing Clinic Practica

During the first year of the program, students complete a series of clinical practica within the UW Speech & Hearing Clinic. These experiences focus on providing students with foundational skills in assessment and treatment of developmental and acquired communication disorders across the lifespan. The clinical education model is designed to reflect best practices in medical service delivery and provide students with case- or problem-based learning experiences, weekly rounds, and clinical mentoring to prepare them for community-based clinical rotations.

Year 1: UW Speech & Hearing Clinic Practica / 4 courses Credits per quarter Clock
Hours

SPHSC 553A: Advanced Practicum in Speech-Language Pathology
Students will participate in one quarter of each of the following:

  • Pediatric Evaluation
  • Pediatric Treatment
  • Adult Evaluation
  • Adult Treatment
3 5-20
  12 cr ~105 hrs

Community-Based Practica & Internships

During the second year, students in the Core Speech-Language Pathology degree program complete four off-site clinical education experiences; three part-time practicum rotations, and one full-time internship experience. This internship occurs in the final summer quarter and is completed locally or nationally based on the student’s interest and internship site availability.

The Department of Speech & Hearing Sciences holds affiliation agreements with over 250 clinical facilities throughout Western Washington and the nation that provide speech-language pathology services across the life span. These affiliation agreements formalize our clinical education partnerships with community-based training sites that have agreed to partner with the University to provide clinical learning experiences for our graduate students. Students have the opportunity to complete internships both inside and outside the state of Washington.

When not in the UW Speech & Hearing Clinic, students are expected to provide their own transportation to and from all assigned practicum placements. Many, but not all, facilities are served by public transportation. In addition, given that many settings provide weekend speech-language pathology services, some students may be required to be onsite during weekends as part of their practicum assignment.
 

Year 2: Community-Based Clinical Practica / 4 courses Credits Clock Hr
Target
SPHSC 554A: Autumn Qtr: Advanced Offsite Practicum (part-time ~16-20 hrs per week) 6 ~60
SPHSC 554A: Winter Qtr. Advanced Offsite Practicum (part-time ~16-20 hrs per week) 6 ~60
SPHSC 554A: Spring Qtr: Advanced Offsite Practicum (part-time ~16-20 hrs per week) 6 ~60
SPHSC 554A: Summer Qtr Advanced Offsite Practicum (full-time internship ~40 hrs per week) 10 ~180
  28 Credits 360 hours