Administration: Opportunities for Enhanced Clinical Experience Through Regional Stewardship Understanding the community in which one practices is equally important to the clinical skills and applications of knowledge acquired by a graduate student in speech-language pathology in clinical settings. Shifting political and economic landscapes that are the backdrop for service delivery necessitate that university supervisors help students recognize the influence ... Article
Article  |   July 01, 2012
Administration: Opportunities for Enhanced Clinical Experience Through Regional Stewardship
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Kelly A. Kleinhans
    Department of Wellness and Therapeutic Sciences, Murray State University, Murray, KY
  • Sharon B. Hart
    Department of Wellness and Therapeutic Sciences, Murray State University, Murray, KY
  • Corey HerdColumn Editor
  • Disclosure: Kelly A. Kleinhans is employed by Murray State University and volunteered at the Clarksville Down Syndrome Association, described in this article, providing speech-language therapy to children with Down syndrome residing in the regions near Murray State University.
    Disclosure: Kelly A. Kleinhans is employed by Murray State University and volunteered at the Clarksville Down Syndrome Association, described in this article, providing speech-language therapy to children with Down syndrome residing in the regions near Murray State University.×
  • Disclosure: Sharon B. Hart is employed by Murray State University and volunteered with the first author at the Clarksville Down Syndrome Association, described in this article, providing speech-language therapy to children with Down syndrome residing in the regions near Murray State University.
    Disclosure: Sharon B. Hart is employed by Murray State University and volunteered with the first author at the Clarksville Down Syndrome Association, described in this article, providing speech-language therapy to children with Down syndrome residing in the regions near Murray State University.×
Article Information
Speech, Voice & Prosodic Disorders / Special Populations / Genetic & Congenital Disorders / Professional Issues & Training / Administration
Article   |   July 01, 2012
Administration: Opportunities for Enhanced Clinical Experience Through Regional Stewardship
SIG 11 Perspectives on Administration and Supervision, July 2012, Vol. 22, 64-70. doi:10.1044/aas22.2.64
SIG 11 Perspectives on Administration and Supervision, July 2012, Vol. 22, 64-70. doi:10.1044/aas22.2.64

Understanding the community in which one practices is equally important to the clinical skills and applications of knowledge acquired by a graduate student in speech-language pathology in clinical settings. Shifting political and economic landscapes that are the backdrop for service delivery necessitate that university supervisors help students recognize the influence of local and state community issues. In this article, the authors explain how a service-learning model was used to create a regional outreach activity to benefit stakeholders of a university speech and hearing clinic and members of the regional communities. Specifically, the clinical experience was designed to prepare Kentucky citizens to meet the unique needs of children with Down syndrome and their families.

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