The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders' Speech and Language Center is one of the department's clinical practicum training sites for graduate students in the MA -Speech-Language Pathology Program.
First-year graduate students in speech-language pathology (SLP) rotate among three practica teams. Two of these teams (Outpatient and STEPSS) are based in the Speech and Language Center. The Outpatient and STEPSS teams provide direct service to children and adults with communication disorders. The third team is the Head Start team. The Head Start clinical practicum is done within the schools. In addition to these team assignments, MA students in Speech-Language Pathology rotate through 2-3 preceptorships to observe more intense ("real world") clinical practice.
During their second-year, MA students in Speech-Language Pathology fulfill their audiology requirements and request an internship for full-time placement during the Winter semester.
Wayne State University (WSU) is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal opportunity in all of its operations, employment status, educational programs and related activities. As part of WSU, the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders adheres to this same policy for faculty and students as well as for clients of the department's clinics. Students, faculty, staff and persons served in the Speech and Language Center are treated in a nondiscriminatory manner—that is, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national or ethnic origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, citizenship or status as a covered veteran.