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Clinical forms, the Supervisor's Handbook, and the full Graduate Student Handbook are available on our CDIS Program Documents (Click here to view student documents page).
Students are unable to register for practicum independently. Students wishing to enroll should email Dr. Suzanne Swift at Suzanne.Swift@enmu.edu. You must include your student ID#, the level of practicum, and the number of credits you want to enroll in with your correspondence.
In order for a student to observe in the clinic they must be enrolled in a CDIS class that requires observations and they must have a signed confidentially form on file. The students must follow all observation guidelines, check in with the Clinic Director each time they want to observe, and complete Observations Summary Forms and Clinical Hour Logs. A background check may be required. While it possible to complete observations during the summer session, these opportunities are limited due to the reduced number of clients.
Textbook requirements are listed at
Students must additionally purchase a 3 Ring Binder (1 inch size), a tape recorder, a small flashlight, and a stopwatch (or a watch with a secondhand).
Students should refer to their course syllabus for more specific information.
• Second week of classes: Review assignment file, draft Plan of Care, meet with supervisor
• Third week of classes: Clinic begins, Plan for Supervision due
• Fourth week of classes: Liability insurance, TB test, and Hep B records due
• Eighth week of classes: Mid-term performance review, 1st draft of Progress Report due
• Last week in November: Final week of Clinic; Final Report draft due
• Week before finals (Monday at 12:00 pm) � Finished copy of Semester Report due; Client Conferences
The following policies have been established to provide a quality education appropriate to each individual student, to allow the Program to monitor each student's progress toward attainment of ASHA CCC standards, or to document such progress for each student. Policies listed below are in abbreviated form. Students should refer to their Graduate Student Handbook for additional detail.
Attendance at practicum meetings is required for all students enrolled in on-campus practicums. See Ms. Bucknell or your supervisor for details.
Students' grades will be assigned according to supervisor(s) rankings/feedback of student performance across practicum parameters as listed on the Clinical Practicum Evaluation Form. Students should familiarize themselves with this form in order to know what expectations the supervisor may have. This form can be found within the CDIS Graduate Student Handbook.
Students are required to make a grade of B or better in all clinical practicum experiences. Students who are earning/have earned a C or lower in practicum must meet with the Program Director and/or Clinic Director.
Other Policies (please see the Graduate Student Handbook for additional policies and details)
In order to maintain a client's rights to privacy and confidentiality, students must do the following during and after any on campus or off campus practicum(s) or after viewing videotapes or listening to audiotapes in a CDIS course:
FAILURE TO ABIDE BY THE ABOVE STATEMENTS MAY RESULT IN DISCIPLINARY ACTION, INCLUDING DISMISSAL FROM A PRACTICUM, A COURSE, THE CDIS PROGRAM, AND/OR THE UNIVERSITY.
Please see your Graduate Student Handbook for more detail.
Students enrolled in practicum must pass an FBI fingerprinting background check which includes clearance through the NM Department of Public Safety. background check (including fingerprinting) prior to being released for service. Effective October 1, 2007, the price for fingerprinting is approximately $70.00. Additional requirements may be imposed by external practicum sites prior to accepting clinical students. Students are responsible for all costs incurred as a part of this process.
Students completing practicum are required to acquire and maintain professional liability insurance throughout their clinical experiences. This may be purchased at the carrier of your choice. For your convenience, the following links are provided (Note: Neither ENMU nor the CDIS Program specifically endorse any particular insurance company).
Student clinicians should select the student category with ASHA being the Association. Liability limits selected should be at least $1,000,000/$3,000,000. Additional information about liability insurance is available through ASHA. Students who hold membership with the National Student Speech-Language-Hearing Association (NSSLHA) are eligible for discounts on liability insurance purchases. For information on how to be a part of ENMU's NSSLHA chapter, please contact Ms. Nicole Bougie atNicole.Bougie@enmu.edu.
Dress code for the ENMU Speech and Hearing Rehabilitation Outreach Center requires an ENMU practicum polo shirt, khakis, closed toe shoes, and name badge. Name badges can be purchased at the ENMU Bookstore. Name tags should be in the following format:
Graduate Student Clinician
Speech and Hearing Clinic
It is strongly recommended that the 'clinic uniform' be worn at your practicum sites unless discussed with your off-campus supervisor. Name badges are required.
For additional information or if you have questions, please contact:
Ms. Laura Bucknell, MA, CCC-SLP
ENMU Clinical Director
1500 S. Ave K
ENMU Station #3, LH 208
Portales, NM 88130