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Clinical Opportunities in Speech-Language Pathology

Clinical experiences play a pivotal role in preparing future speech-language pathologists for future practice.

We've secured various clinical training opportunities that provide a robust clinical education experience with a diverse patient population in the Lawrence and the Kansas City metro regions.

The Schiefelbusch Clinic
The Schiefelbusch Clinic uses the K-Team Model of clinical teaching. Students participate in practicum as a member of one of the teams listed below during the semester. We use the 3:1 service delivery model in most of our clinical services. This means providing direct services for three weeks and indirect services during the fourth week. Services are provided in the clinic as well as the Oskaloosa Elementary School, homes and community sites.

Communication and Advocacy Team (CAT)
The CAT team provides services to individuals of all ages who have complex communication challenges related to autism, cerebral palsy and Down syndrome. The CAT team also provides services to individuals who use augmentative and alternative communication. (Receptive/Expressive Language, Modalities, Social and Articulation/Phonology)

Essential Audiological Reference (EAR)
Students on the EAR team provide comprehensive screening, diagnostic, and rehabilitative audiology services for individuals of all ages. (Hearing)

Facilitating Adult Communication and Swallow (FACS)
This team serves adults with acquired and neurogenic communication and swallowing deficits in the clinic, as well as in client living environments through home health services with the Visiting Nurses Association. (Fluency, Phonation/Resonance, Receptive/Expressive Language, Cognition, Social and Modalities)

Language Acquisition Preschool/Reading Activities Program (LAP/RAP)
The LAP/RAP team provides service through the Language Acquisition Preschool for children 3-5 years old as well as to children and youth with reading and writing difficulties. (Receptive/Expressive Language, Articulation/Phonology and Social)

Language, Literacy & Learning Team (LLL Team)
The LLL Team provides speech, language and literacy services to preschool and school-age children with communication disorders. The team provides services in a variety of locations including the Schiefelbusch Clinic, Oskaloosa school district, and Little Nations Academic Center at Haskell Indian Nations University.

Learning through Everyday Activities and Partnerships (LEAP)
The LEAP team provides speech-language services for children from birth through 5 years of age. Early intervention services are provided through home visits for infants and toddlers and their families. Services for children ages 3-5 are provided in several preschool settings in the Oskaloosa School District. (Receptive and Expressive Language, Modalities, Social, Articulation/Phonology and Fluency)

Promoting Access to Communication, Community, & Education (PAACE)
Students on the PACCE team provide school-based services to elementary school-aged students in the Oskaloosa School District. Additionally, students on the PACCE team partner with children and adults with complex communication needs, including people who use augmentative and alternative communication devices and/or have intellectual disabilities. (Receptive/Expressive Language, Modalities, Social and Articulation/Phonology)

Schiefelbusch Assessment Team (SAT)
The members of the SAT team participate in assessments with individuals of all ages and types of communication challenges. (All nine areas)

Kansas Rehabilitation Hospital
Topeka, Kansas

Northeast Kansas Infant Toddler Program - TinyK
Lawrence, Kansas

Lawrence Memorial Hospital
Lawrence, Kansas

Kansas Voice Center
Lawrence, Kansas

Keystone Learning Services
Ozawkie, Kansas

Sound Speech Therapy
Lawrence, Kansas

Stormont Vail Health
Topeka, Kansas

TARC - Shawnee County Infant Toddler Services
Topeka, Kansas

Topeka ENT
Topeka, Kansas

School Districts

Gardner Edgerton School District
Gardner, Kansas

Topeka Public Schools
Topeka, Kansas

The following list indicates the variety of clinical training offered through enrollment in SPLH 864. Some of the sites work with groups and some are on a one-to-one basis. Students may be placed in more than one of these experiences within the same semester. Not all sites are available every semester. In addition to enrollment, a background check is required along with proof of immunizations and health insurance.

Aphasia Group
Conversation level communication, peer support, compensatory and self-advocacy strategies for individuals with Aphasia in the community. (Receptive/Expressive Language; May include AAC) 

Community Living Opportunities Diagnostic Clinic
Assesses functional communication skills for adults with severe developmental disabilities and provides recommendations for caregivers. (Modalities, Social and Receptive/Expressive Language)

Cranio-Facial and Cleft Palate Clinic
KU Medical Center
Monthly interdisciplinary clinic addresses communication and other related needs of individuals with cleft lip/palates and other cranio-facial anomalies. (Phonation/Resonance, Articulation/Phonology and Receptive/Expressive Language)

Adult Diagnostic Clinic
KU Medical Center
Individual clients are assigned for assessment of communication disorders. (Receptive/Expressive language, Cognition, Articulation/Phonology and Social)

ALSA Clinic
KU Medical Center
An interdisciplinary clinic with the Neurology Department that addresses the needs of individuals with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Speech clinicians focus on assessing interval changes in communication and swallowing and recommend compensatory strategies. (Swallow, Phonation and Resonance, Modalities)

Ear Nose Throat Clinic
KU Medical Center
Assessment and treatment of phonatory and swallow disorders. (Phonation and Resonance, Swallow)

KU Hospital Speech Rehab Services
Assessment and treatment with inpatients on acute care or rehab units. Pre-requisite coursework is required for this assignment (Adult Language Disorders or Closed Head Injury, Motor Speech Disorders and Dysphagia). (Swallow, Receptive/Expressive Language, Articulation, Cognition and Modalities)

Parkinson’s Clinic
KU Medical Center
Diagnostic clinic includes screening the communication and swallow abilities for individuals with Parkinson’s disease. (Swallow, Phonation and Resonance)

Parkinson’s Voice Group
KU Medical Center
Intervention group in the community which focuses on compensatory communication strategies for individuals with Parkinson’s disease. (Phonation and Resonance)

Pediatric Diagnostic Clinic
Two clinic sites and various supervisors provide pediatric communication assessments for a variety of communication disorders with the focus on children 0-5 years of age referred by physicians, schools and family members. (Receptive/Expressive Language, Modalities, Social, Articulation/Phonology, Fluency)

Pediatric Therapy Clinic
Two clinic sites and various supervisors provide ongoing individual therapy sessions with the focus on children 0-5 years of age. (Receptive/Expressive Language, Modalities, Social, Articulation/Phonology and Fluency)

Ability KC (multiple locations)
Kansas City, Missouri 

Adult Treatment Clinic
The clinic provides ongoing individual therapy sessions with focus of on adult ages. (Receptive/Expressive Lanaguage, Modalities, Social, Articulation/Phonology and Fluency)

AdventHealth Shawnee Mission
Merriam, Kansas

Bringing Therapy Home
Overland Park, Kansas

Britain Development Center
Merriam, Kansas

CAP Communications, LLC
Overland Park, Kansas

Centerpoint Medical Center
Independence, Missouri

Children's Center for the Visually Impaired
Kansas City, Missouri

Children's Mercy Hospital
Kansas City, Missouri

Garden Terrace
Overland Park, Kansas

Holy Name
A preventative literacy and language preschool group in the community at Holy Name Elementary School in Kansas City, Kansas. (Language, Articulation/Phonology) 

Horizon Academy
An elementary school and education center for students with dyslexia and other cognitive and language-based disabilities in Roeland Park, KS. Opportunity to collaborate with classroom teachers and school psychologist. (Language, Articulation, Cognition) 
Roeland Park, Kansas

Infant Toddler Services of Johnson County
Overland Park, Kansas

Ignite Medical Resorts
Kansas City, Missouri

Kansas City Developmental Therapies
Overland Park, Kansas

Kansas City Speech Professionals
Mission, Kansas

MDA Clinic
An interdisciplinary clinic with the Neurology Department that addresses the needs of individuals with various forms of muscular dystrophy. Speech clinicians focus on assessing interval changes in communication and swallowing and recommend compensatory strategies. (Swallow, Articulation, Cognition, Phonation and Resonance, Modalities) 

Memory Lane
Reminiscience-based conversation and training in memory and communication strategies for individuals with a neurogenic diagnoses that may impact memory. (Cognition; may include Receptive/Expressive Language) 

Mid-America Rehab Hospital
Overland Park, Kansas

Minds Matter
Overland Park, Kansas

Olathe Medical Center
Olathe, Kansas

Overland Park Regional Medical Center
Overland Park, Kansas

Playabilities
Kansas City, Missouri

Post-Acute Overland Park
Overland Park, Kansas

Reading and Conversation Group
Reading and conversation level communication for individuals with neurogenic communication disorders. (Receptive/Expressive Language; May include: Speech Sound Production, Voice or Cognition) 

Research Medical Center
Kansas City, Missouri

St. Luke's Children's Spot
Kansas City, Missouri

St. Luke's Hospital
Kansas City, Missouri

St. Luke's South
Overland Park, Kansas

Truman Medical Center
Kansas City, Missouri

Villa St. Francis Catholic Care Center
Olathe, Kansas

Veterans Administration Medical Center
Kansas City, Missouri

School Districts

Blue Valley Schools
Overland Park, Kansas

Horizon Academy
Roeland Park, Kansas

Kansas City Kansas School District
Kansas City, Kansas

Lakemary School
Paola, Kansas

Olathe School District
Olathe, Kansas

Shawnee Mission School District
Shawnee Mission, Kansas

KU School of Health Professions