CSD Hosts Externship Supervisor Conference

Externship supervisors who provide on-site clinical training for speech-language pathology (SLP) and audiology grad students from the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) attended a conference Saturday, April 6th on the main campus of USF. The 55 attendees learned how to improve supervisory skills in a general session before separating into sessions focusing on areas of specific interest. There were 4 sessions targeting assessment and treatment of pediatric and school-aged clients that included an update for professionals on autism, treatment techniques for Selective Mutism and common core standards for language and literacy. There were an additional 4 courses geared toward SLPs working in medical settings that included the use of assistive technology in aphasia treatment, differential diagnosis of severely impaired states of consciousness and evidence-based interventions for people with head and neck cancers.

Clinical faculty from USF-CSD were joined by Erin Rowe, an SLP specializing in head and neck cancer at Moffitt Cancer Center and Linda Picon, an SLP from the PolyTrauma Unit of James A Haley V.A. Hospital in Tampa.