Students are required to gain therapeutic experiences with diverse populations (e.g., autism, swallowing, language, speech, traumatic brain injury) in the school setting. Each semester students will engage in a 12 hour practical experience with a designated population or disorder.
As a result, students may require release time from their work assignments in order to complete the required practical experiences. The students are expected to provide 12 hours of consistent intervention to a child during a semester.
This may require the student to request an hour of leave a week for 12 weeks each semester. The education agency must verify that they employ sufficient personnel who hold the ASHA CCCs with 5 years of experience in the school setting to serve as supervisors for the practical experiences.