Policy Statement: All incoming graduate students will participate in a mandatory speech/language and hearing screening during their first semester enrolled in the CSD program for the purpose of identifying and remediating any communication deficit(s)/difference(s) that may interfere with interactions with clients, families, supervisors, etc. Undergraduate students, unless previously identified by a CSD Faculty/Staff member as having a suspect communication deficit/difference will be screened during the spring semester of their freshman year. Any transfer student entering after his/her sophomore year will be screened in the semester that he/she enters the program. It is mandatory that all students be screened prior to starting clinical practicum. The Clinic Director will determine the screening schedule and inform students of the day/time that screenings will occur. Failure to comply with this policy and the following procedures will delay the student's enrollment in Clinical Practicum.
All students will receive a Pass/Fail rating for both speech/language and hearing. Documentation of the screening results will be kept in the student's clinical file, which is maintained by the Clinic Director.
For those students who fail the speech/language screening, a formal speech-language evaluation will be scheduled. It will be the student's responsibility to contact the Clinic Director for an appointment within one week of the screening.
For those students who fail the hearing screening, a formal audiological evaluation will be scheduled. It will be the student's responsibility to contact the Clinical Audiologist, for an appointment within one week of the screening.
Following the evaluation, it is expected that the student will follow through with all recommendations for treatment and/or referral for further testing. Documentation of the same will be required and kept in the student's clinical file.
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