The Communication Sciences and Disorders program at Georgia State University provides clinical education in both our campus clinic and qualified sites in the Atlanta metropolitan area. This variety of settings provides unique learning opportunities that help prepare our students to service clients with various disorders who come from a range of cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds.
- Observation: All students must provide the director of clinical education with verification of 25 hours of observation.
- Practicum: Students will participate in three semesters of on-campus practicum. By the end of the master’s program, students must accrue a minimum of 400 clock hours.
- Off-Campus Practicum: Off-campus practicum assignments are made by the director of clinical education and internship coordinator in consultation with the other faculty members. If students have not completed a practicum in a public school setting as part of their undergraduate education in communication disorders, they will enroll in CSD 7951. During this one semester practicum experience, students will be placed in a school setting on a full-time basis. All students complete a one-semester, full-time practicum in a medical setting. For this practicum, students enroll in CSD 7950.
Internship sites change each semester. Our program has affiliation with over 50 internship sites in the greater Atlanta area. The following are examples of internship sites where our students have been placed:
- Emory Center for Rehabilitation
- Grady Memorial Hospital
- Shepherd Center
- Atlanta Medical Center
- Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta (CHOA)
- Fulton County Schools
- Dekalb County Schools
- Gwinnett County Public Schools
- Margaret Harris Comprehensive School
- Atlanta Speech School
- Greater Atlanta Speech Language Clinics
- Cobb County School District
- Budd Terrace at Wesley Wood
- Chidren’s Therapy Works
- Signature Healthcare
- Nursecare of Buckhead