The Mayo School of Health Sciences' Speech Pathology Internship follows the curriculum from the Certification Handbook for Speech-Language Pathology from the American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA).
Your clinical experience will include:
- 25 observation hours in adult speech/language diagnosis and treatment
- Clinical experience in diagnosis and treatment, with supervision
- Closely supervised and mentored clinical experiences
- Advancement of skills learned in the classroom through practical application
- Appropriate clinical documentation and professional responsibility
- Preparation for integration into a practice or other professional setting
As part of this internship, you will:
- Provide diagnosis/treatment of speech, language, cognitive, swallowing disorders and
patient/family education in the Rehabilitation and Acute units in the hospital setting
- Attend and participate in patient/family team care conferences
- Gain experience in:
- Oral-motor examination
- Clinical evaluation of swallowing mechanism at the bedside
- Videofluoroscopic evaluation of swallowing mechanism
- Evaluation of cognitive/speech/language skills using appropriate standardized assessment tools
- Develop and implement treatment plans to include setting specific time-bound measurable goals and objectives
- Provide education/information to patients and caregivers/family members regarding various disorders, treatment techniques and compensatory strategies, including development of a home program for independent practice
- Provide an inservice to the Speech Pathology Department (may include Rehabilitation Department). Topic related to and based upon current research/literature to be mutually agreed upon by student and supervising SLP by midterm of internship and presented during week prior to final week of internship.
Additional internship time may be added to include presenting an in-service, participation in journal studies and ongoing education or research opportunities.
Grading or Evaluation
Mayo School of Health Sciences uses evaluative tools that include:
- Written examination
- Demonstration of skills
- Self-assessment exercises
- Faculty reviews
Our system of evaluation provides students and faculty with a comprehensive look at individual performance, allowing students who are experiencing academic difficulty to be directed to appropriate support resources, including tutoring programs and counseling opportunities.
Mayo School of Health Sciences is committed to developing and maintaining the very best education programs. Changes may be made to the curriculum and other aspects of this program as necessary to assure the highest quality training.
Changes may be made to the curriculum and other aspects of this program as necessary to assure quality.