School Practicum Supervision: Encouraging A Successful Experience and A Positive Attitude Public school practicum is an extraordinary experience for graduate students. Regardless of where students see themselves working after graduation, there is much to be learned about children in the educational environment, and how speech-language services are delivered in the most natural of all settings. This unique perspective will be invaluable ... Article
Article  |   October 01, 2014
School Practicum Supervision: Encouraging A Successful Experience and A Positive Attitude
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  • Frances K. Block
    The Roxelyn and Richard Pepper Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
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Article   |   October 01, 2014
School Practicum Supervision: Encouraging A Successful Experience and A Positive Attitude
SIG 16 Perspectives on School-Based Issues, October 2014, Vol. 15, 115-121. doi:10.1044/sbi15.3.115
SIG 16 Perspectives on School-Based Issues, October 2014, Vol. 15, 115-121. doi:10.1044/sbi15.3.115

Public school practicum is an extraordinary experience for graduate students. Regardless of where students see themselves working after graduation, there is much to be learned about children in the educational environment, and how speech-language services are delivered in the most natural of all settings. This unique perspective will be invaluable in planning treatments that merge a focus on communication needs with a realistic understanding of how the child is part of the entire educational milieu. Appropriate supervision during the school practicum maximizes the student teacher's experience both during student teaching, and as a future form of reference. The purpose of this paper is to describe a successful school practicum program.

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