- The clinical supervisors are very open to discuss plans for clients and are always
willing to share their knowledge to help you as a clinician. I felt very well prepared
going into my schools practicum, knowing I had a strong background in assessment and
treatment with the child population. I am now in my medical externship and have learned
so much through this experience. My supervisor was very pleased with my knowledge
about dysphagia, and I know that class prepared me for what I was to experience during
this placement. - Brittany M., currently employed in a hospital setting in Bismarck, ND.
- UND went out of their way to provide Canadian students with a 3 credit hour Audiology
course that corresponds with CASLPM's requirements.That's HUGE! UND provides you with
2 full internships, PLUS clinical experience throughout your graduate studies.This
is something that helps you beyond belief when you're out in the field. So many people
have commented "It's not hard to tell you're a UND grad with your clinical background."
The experiences you get at UND working hands on with clients are truly invaluable. When we were at ASHA we were overwhelmed with how
much more we knew than other graduate classes when listening to presentations. Other
people seemed to be left in 'awe' when many of us felt that we had already learned
the most current evidence or research in our classes.The staff at UND is very supportive
and proves time and time again that they understand where it's appropriate to push
you, but also where it's appropriate to tell you to take time for yourself. In the
crazy world we're in today, it's important to understand a work-life balance and you
have that brand spanking new awesome facility! - Kailynn W., currently working in the Winnipeg, Manitoba area.
- My experience at the University of North Dakota has exceeded my expectations. I feel
that the clinical faculty ensure that each and every student has the opportunity to
experience a variety of populations. They take time to understand what each student's
interests are, but also "push" students out of their comfort zone so they can become
the best clinicians possible. UND courses also provided me with a solid foundation
for my clinical knowledge in all areas. Because of my classes, I felt comfortable
and competent providing articulation therapy to children in a school as well as determining
the safest diet textures for a geriatric patient in a nursing home. UND allows each
student with a passion for speech-language pathology to let their skills shine. If
I had to go through deciding where to go to school all over again, I would choose
UND in a heartbeat. - Morgan H., initially employed at the Hillsboro School District; currently in the
Anchorage, Alaska public schools.
- Not many schools have groups like we do! It’s an awesome way to learn leadership skills and session management! Your externship is where you will learn the most because it is all hands on! Having two externships helps you grow as a clinician and shows you where your passions lie. I have had the opportunity to work with each clinical supervisor at UND and it’s fantastic to learn from such experienced and caring staff! They want the best for you and will push you to be the best you can be. UND provided me the opportunity to work with a client with neurogenic disorders, speech disorders, language disorders, and voice differences. Never in a million years did I think I would have the opportunity to have such a variety of clients. Every staff member at UND has helped me through the trials and tribulations of grad school and get that degree! I could not have done it without the support and wisdom of the staff. - Courtney S., currently working in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Reviews from CSD Graduates
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