Educating and preparing our Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology students to become exceptional professionals requires strong foundational knowledge, coupled with a broad diversity of clinical experiences across the life span and across clinical settings. Our mission is to create a clinical learning environment that provides a continuum of educational opportunities, while focusing on best practices in mentoring graduate students. This task is achieved through collaboration with a diverse network of Audiology and SLP supervisors and facilities across the nation, including schools, birth to three centers, outpatient clinics, private practices, hospitals, and skilled nursing facilities.
The Department of Speech & Hearing Sciences has established affiliation agreements with over 300 facilities to provide quality practica and internship placements for our students. We partner with community sites and clinicians in the clinical education of our graduate students and we support our clinical educators by way of complimentary continuing education, clinical associate opportunities, as well as honoraria for Washington state supervisors.
Director of Clinical Education