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Student Perspectives and Best Practices for Accommodations in Clinical Education

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Tuesday, July 9, 2024
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM ET

This webinar qualifies for ASHA’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Education, Training, Service Delivery, Public Policy requirements.

Accommodations facilitate learning for students with disabilities. Classroom accommodations are more common and straightforward to implement. Clinical educators, including outplacement clinical educators, may be less familiar with methods to incorporate accommodations in clinical education. This presentation will center the experiences of students with disabilities in clinical education to discuss laws related to accommodations and practical and actionable ideas for clinical educators. Information from other related fields will also be incorporated into the discussion.

Learning Objectives

  • List themes identified based on the lived experiences of students with disabilities in their clinical education
  • Outline possible barriers and solutions to providing accommodations in clinical education settings.
  • Evaluate ways in which disability accommodation needs are being met within their program or clinical setting.

Webinar Cost

CAPCSD Member $50.00
CAPCSD Affiliate Member $75.00
CAPCSD Non-Member $75.00

Time Ordered Agenda

12:00 - 12:10 PM ET Disclosures and introduction
12:10 - 12:20 PM ET Studies related to accommodations
12:20 - 12:45 PM ET Themes identified from interviews with students with disabilities regarding lived experiences
12:45 - 1:00 PM ET Brief review of legal requirements of accommodations in higher education
 1:00 - 1:25 PM ET Strategies clinical educators and programs are using to successfully support students
1:25 - 1:45 PM ET Recommendations for clinical educators based on interviews with students with disabilities
1:45 - 2:00 PM ET Questions, Discussion


Anu Subramanian, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
University of Iowa

Anu Subramanian, PhD., CCC-SLP is a clinical professor and Director of Clinical Programs in SLP at the University of Iowa. Her primary role is clinical education of graduate students in stuttering and early childhood. She teaches classes in Supervision and Foundations of Clinical Practice. She serves on ASHA’s continuing education board and SIG 11 and on CAPCSD’s Clinical education resource committee.

Financial: Earn a salary from the University of Iowa. Receive an honorarium for this webinar
Non-Financial: As a clinical educator, I believe that accommodations and individualization of teaching and learning facilitates student success

Erin Redle Sizemore, PhD. CCC-SLP

Mount St. Joseph University

Erin Redle Sizemore, PhD CCC-SLP is an Associate Professor and Chair of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences at Mount St. Joseph University. She has over 20 years of experience as a speech-language pathologist and has worked in various settings. In addition to supporting strategies to diversify the field of speech-language pathology, Dr. Redle Sizemore's clinical interests include supporting children and families impacted by the opioid epidemic and children with feeding and swallowing disorders.

Financial: Receives a salary from Mount St. Joseph University, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, and the University of Cincinnati. Receiving an honorarium for presentation
Non-Financial: Member of the American Speech, Language, and Hearing Association. Member/Board Member for the Ohio Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

Stacie M. Hatfield, Ed.D., CCC-SLP

Augustana College

Stacie M. Hatfield has been an SLP for 25 years. She began her career working with young children in public schools and early intervention settings in Illinois and Michigan. After 10 years, she transitioned into higher education, becoming the inaugural clinic director at St. Ambrose University before moving to Augustana College, where she is currently an assistant professor and clinical director. Her research focuses on clinical education and currently focuses on the experience of students with disabilities in their clinical education placements.

Financial: Dr. Hatfield is employed full time and receives a salary from Augustana College.
Non-Financial: Dr. Hatfield has personal friendships with individuals who have disabilities.

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