Speech and Language Clinics Newsletter: Fall 2022

Council for Clinical Certification updates to 2020 guidelines (per ASHA)

After a review of feedback, the Council for Clinical Certification (CFCC) received related to the preparation of entry-level professionals, the following updates, summarized below, were made to 2020 SLP Standards V-C and VII-A, effective with applicants who begin their graduate programs and/or CF experiences on or after January 1, 2023.

Overview of the SLP-supervised clinical practicum options

Must include:

  • 25 hours of guided observation
  • At least 250 hours of direct, on-site, in-person clinical experience
  • Up to 125 hours of telepractice (new)
  • Up to 75 hours of clinical simulation
  • Up to 50 hours of supervised clinical practicum from the undergraduate level
  • SLP clinical fellowship direct client/patient contact hours

  • Must include at least 75% direct, on-site, in-person care and care management activities
  • May include up to 25% telepractice and telepractice-related care management activities (new/update)
  • Requests for CF experiences with more than 25% telepractice can still be made to the CFCC
  • Must include at least three hours of in-person, direct supervision per mentor, per segment
  • Up to three hours of direct supervision per mentor, per segment may occur via telesupervision using a video conferencing platform (new/update)
  • Continuing education news

    Our annual fall alumni event will take place on Thursday, October 27, 2022, at 7 p.m. This will be a two-hour (two CEUs) Zoom event: Neurodiversity Affirming Practice for the Autistic Population. Please contact Nan Liening (nanliening@wayne.edu) if you're interested in attending.

    Kopp Lecture: We are planning to hold the Kopp Lecture in the spring. The date is to be determined. We are planning to reschedule our speaker from last spring, Mark DeRuiter, Ph.D. on the topic of "Evidence Based Clinical Education." We are hoping for an appreciation luncheon to follow. Our plans will reflect the university covid guidelines for spring.

    Contact Nan Liening for information at nanliening@wayne.edu.

    After 32 years, Karen O'Leary retires

    On January 1, Karen O'Leary '80 officially retired from her position as director, WSU Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) Clinics and clinical coordinator for speech-language pathology. O'Leary had been employed by the university since 1990 and had served as SLP clinical director since 2009.

    Read more about Karen O'Leary

    Team news

    Sydney Bojrab and family welcomed Anders Emerson Bojrab on August 15, 2022. Sydney is a clinical instructor on our adult/STEPSS team. Mom and baby are doing great!

    Jenna Perrotta, part-time pediatric clinical instructor, is expecting a baby boy in early October! Congratulations to Jenna and her family!

    Kimberly LyonKimberly Lyon, M.A., CCC-SLP, joined our clinical faculty as a part-time pediatric supervisor in spring/summer semester 2022. She received her Master of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology from Wayne State University in 2019. She has experience working in both adult and pediatric outpatient rehabilitation, and acute and subacute care facilities. Her clinical interests include dysphagia, cognitive-communication disorders, acquired and developmental language disorders, motor speech disorders, complex communication needs and clinical supervision. A California native, Ms. Lyon enjoys the beach and all things outdoors, as well as reading, cooking and traveling. She lives in Detroit with her partner, Nick, one-year-old son, Miro and two dogs.

    Clinical faculty updates

    Aaron Hardy-Smith

    Aaron Hardy-SmithAaron Hardy-Smith, M.A., CCC-SLP, Ed.S. is the director of Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) at MetroEHS Pediatric Therapy Company. She earned her B.S. and M.A. degrees in speech-language pathology from Western Michigan University and her Education Specialist certification in Special Education Administration from Wayne State University.

    Aaron has worked in various settings and began her career as a school-based SLP. She served as a clinical instructor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Wayne State University for ten years, where she taught and supervised undergraduate and graduate students pursuing careers in the field. Mrs. Hardy-Smith is pleased to return to WSU as a part-time clinical educator in the outpatient clinic!

    Note from Tausha...

    Tausha MooreThis is an introduction to some and a fond "hello gain!" to others... I am honored to now serve in the role of clinic director for our on-campus clinics and clinical coordinator working with all of our off-campus affiliates in placing our students. The continued support of our on-campus clinical faculty and off-campus community partnerships is valued beyond measure!

    My goal is to maintain Wayne State University's legacy of providing strong clinical education, in no small part due to your support, and continue the growth of our clinical programs and community partnerships. I wish everyone a happy and healthy semester! Do not hesitate to reach out with any questions or concerns.

    Sincerely, Tausha Moore

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