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Supplemental SLP Practicum Placements

Additional Clinical Experiences in the MA-SLP Program

Semesters 2 to 4 Supplemental Clinical Experiences (Examples)

Wayne State's Speech-Language Pathology graduate students participate in a variety of supplemental clinical practicum placements beginning in the 2nd semester of the M.A. program. These placements are generally in addition to a primary placement on campus in the Speech and Language Center. Supplemental placements include healthcare, private practice, public school, and non-profit agencies. These placements may be short term or for a full semester and may be within the Speech and Language Center or off campus.

Some current supplemental clinical practicum placements for semesters 2 to 4 of the MA-SLP program include the following programs and sites:

  • Agility Health Care – Evangelical Home of Sterling Heights
  • Allen Park Public Schools
  • Athletes with Autism – WSU Speech and Language Center
  • Berkley Public Schools – Response to Intervention
  • Bloomfield Hills Public Schools – Hearing Impaired Programs
  • Children's Hospital of Michigan
  • Concept Rehabilitation
  • Detroit Institute for Children
  • Detroit Medical Center (DMC) Preceptorship
  • Detroit Public Schools – Multiple programs (Head Start Program, Hearing Impaired Programs, General education programs)
  • Diagnostic Clinic – WSU Speech and Language Center
  • Glovinsky Center for the Family
  • Grosse Pointe Public Schools – Barnes Elementary Preschool Programs
  • John McGivney Centre (Windsor, Canada)
  • Life Care Centers of America – Rivergate Terrace
  • Mary’s Children Family Center – WSU Speech and Language Center
  • Michigan School for the Deaf
  • Oakwood Center for Exceptional Families
  • Redford Union Hearing Impaired Programs
  • Roseville Public Schools – Hearing Impaired Programs
  • Intensive Stuttering Clinic – WSU Speech and Language Center

Semester 5 Internship Placements (Examples)

Students complete one full time internship in the final semester of the M.A. program.  Some recent 5th semester internship sites include the following agencies: 

School and Community Agency Sites:

  • Chippewa Valley Public Schools
  • Detroit Public Schools
  • Windsor (CA) Catholic School Board
  • St. Mary’s Children’s Center (CA)
  • Children’s Hospital of Michigan
  • Port Huron Area School District
  • Oakwood Hospital Center for Exceptional Families
  • Grosse Pointe Public Schools
  • Warren Woods Public Schools
  • Troy Public Schools
  • Anchor Bay Public Schools
  • Westwood Public Schools
  • Gibralter Public Schools
  • Waterford Public Schools
  • Berkley Public Schools
  • Bloomfield Hills Public Schools
  • Saline Public Schools
  • Children First
  • Dearborn Public Schools
  • Farmington Public Schools
  • Crestwood Public Schools
  • Lake Orion Public Schools
  • New Haven Public Schools
  • Van Dyke Public Schools
  • Rochester Community Schools
  • Northville Public Schools


Health Care Sites:

  • Crittenton Hospital
  • William Beaumont Hospital
  • St. John Hospital-Oakland/Lakeshore Center for Communication Disorders
  • Agility Healthcare-Fraser Villa, Mercy Bellbrook, Marywood Nursing Center and Evangelical Home of Sterling Heights
  • Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan
  • Sinai Grace Hospital
  • St. Joseph Mercy Hospital-Ann Arbor
  • Hope Network (Grand Rapids)
  • John Dingell VA Medical Center
  • Botsford Hospital
  • UM Center for Language and Literacy
  • Munson Medical Center (Traverse City)
  • Henry Ford Hospital – Main Campus, Macomb and West Bloomfield
  • Providence Park Hospital
  • Providence Hospital
  • Willowbrook Rehabilitation Services
  • McLaren Macomb Hospital
  • Munson Healthcare System (Traverse City)


Non-Discrimination Policy

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 department's clinics 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.

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