Setting Supervision Straight

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Presenters: Michelle Dawson, MS, CCC-SLP and Juliana Miller, MS, CCC-SLP
In this course Michelle is joined by the charming Mrs. Juliana Miller, from Columbia, SC…and together they address problematic practicum placements and the “do’s” vs. the “do not’s” of clinical supervision, as well as to highlight the upcoming 2020 ASHA changes to supervision…all from the perspective of a Director of External Clinical Practicums. 


By the end of this PodCourse, participants will be able to:

  1. Name 2 requirements that Clinical Supervisors need in order to continue acting in that capacity.
  2. Identify 2 challenges to supervision and provide solutions.
  3. Identify and describe 2 challenges that universities face when securing practicum sites for graduate students.
About Juliana: Juliana Miller, MA, CCC-SLP is a Clinical Instructor and the Director of External Clinical Practicum in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of South Carolina.  As a clinician with over 20 years of experience, she’s served children and adults with communication and swallowing disorders in educational and medical settings.  She has supervised students and clinical fellows in schools, hospitals, and skilled nursing facilities.  She is licensed as a speech-language pathologist in South Carolina and Georgia, and holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) from the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association (ASHA).  She serves on the Professional Development Committee and as the CE manager for ASHA’s Special Interest Group 10 (Higher Education).  Juliana earned her Bachelor of Science in Communication Disorders from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, and her Master of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Baylor University.   

About Michelle: Michelle Dawson, MS, CCC-SLP is an accomplished lecturer and PEDs Therapist, she has written and given numerous ASHA approved CEU lectures on such topics as Infantile Spasm and Oropharyngeal Dysphagia, along with Apps and ST, and co-authored a course on Best Practices in EI.  She has also given an AOTA-approved lecture on Sensory Integration from the SLP perspective.  Michelle has delivered lectures at the SCSHA Convention and twice with the SCATP Expo. 

Additional Information

This course is offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs (Introductory Level, Professional Area)

Course Timeline:

10 mins: Introductions and Backgrounds

10 mins: Discuss new updated guidelines supervisors must meet in order to continue acting as a supervisor

10 mins: Discuss problems supervisors and student clinicians face and strategies to “build a bridge”

15 mins: Discuss challenges that universities face when securing practicum sites

15 mins: Questions and Answers

Disclosure Statement for Julianna Miller:

Financial: Juliana Miller is a presenter for and receives royalties.

Nonfinancial: No relevant nonfinancial relationships exist.

Disclosure Statement for Michelle Dawson:

Financial: Michelle Dawson is a presenter for and receives royalties.

Nonfinancial: No relevant nonfinancial relationships exist.

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