Clinical Practicum

Programs of study are developed so that each student has the opportunity to acquire the academic knowledge and clinical skills needed for ASHA certification. In the Radford University COSD program, students acquire a minimum of 375 clinical clock hours of supervised practicum during their graduate studies. Most students actually complete more than the minimum number of hours required for ASHA certification.

Typically, students complete their first three semesters of clinical practicum in the Radford University Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic. During these first three semesters, clinical training is provided by the COSD faculty at the on campus clinic. For the last two semesters of the graduate program, students are assigned to external practicum sites and receive their clinical training from ASHA certified speech-language pathologists.   

Students can learn more about the professions of speech-language pathology and audiology, including requirements for professional certification, by visiting the website of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).

Previous and Current Clinical Externship Sites 

Public Schools 

Bedford County Public Schools- Bedford, VA

Botetourt County Public Schools- Troutville, VA

Bristol City Public Schools- Bristol, VA

Carroll County Public Schools- Hillsville, VA

Charles County MD Public Schools- La Plata, MD

Charleston County School District- Charleston, SC

Charlotte-Mecklenburg County Schools- Charlotte, NC

Charlottesville City Schools- Charlottesville, VA

Chelsea Public Schools- Chelsea, MA

Chesapeake Public Schools- Chesapeake, VA

Chesterfield County Public Schools- Chesterfield, VA

Clark-Pleasant Community Schools- Whiteland, IN

Crawford Central School District- Meadville, PA

Dickenson County Public Schools- Clintwood, VA

Falls Church City Public Schools- Falls Church, VA

Floyd County Public Schools- Floyd, VA

Forsythe Country Day School- Lewisville, NC

Fredrick County Public Schools- Winchester, VA

Giles County Public Schools- Pearisburg, VA

Grayson County Public Schools- Independence, VA

Indian River School District- Selbyville, DE

Iredell-Statesville Schools- Statesville, NC

King George County Schools- King George, VA

Lemont-Bromberek CSD- Lemont, IL

Loudoun County Public Schools- Ashburn, VA

Madison Metropolitan School District- Madison, WI

Mercer County Early Learning Center- Princeton, WV

Miami County Educational Service Center- Troy, OH

Montgomery County Public Schools- Christiansburg, VA

New Hanover County Schools- Wilmington, NC

Page County Public Schools- Luray, VA

Pickerington Local School District- Pickerington, OH

Pulaski County Public Schools- Pulaski, VA

Radford City Public Schools- Radford, VA

Raleigh County Schools- Beckley, WV

Roanoke City Public Schools- Roanoke, VA

Roanoke County Public Schools- Roanoke, VA

Rockingham County Public Schools- Harrisonburg, VA

Russell County Schools- Lebanon, VA

Salem City Public Schools- Salem, VA

Smyth County Schools- Marion, VA

Tazewell County Public Schools- Tazewell, VA

Washington County Schools- Abingdon, VA

Waynesboro Public Schools- Waynesboro, VA

Wilkes Central High School- Wilkesboro, NC

Winston-Salem/Forsythe County Schools- Winston-Salem, NC

Wise County Public Schools- Wise, VA

Wythe County Public Schools- Wytheville, VA

Private Practices

Atrium Health-Concord, VA

Bacharach Institute for Rehabilitation- Pomona, NJ

Blue Mountain Therapy- Abingdon, VA

Blue Ridge Therapy Associates, Inc.- Lynchburg, VA

Bristol Regional Speech and Hearing Center- Bristol, VA

Carolina Speech and Language Center, Inc.- Summerville, SC

Child Development Resources- Williamsburg, VA

CORA Health- Blacksburg, VA

CORA Health-Roanoke, VA

Cypress Creek Therapy Associates- Edgewater, MD

Gormas Speech Pathology, Inc.- Emmaus, PA

Linguacare Associates, Inc.- Hurricane, WV

Mainline Health System- Washington, DC

More Than Words- Chesapeake, VA

Occupational Therapy Associates- Christiansburg, VA

Pediatric Boulevard- Indian Trail, NC

Pediatric Therapy Services- Radford, VA

Professional Therapies, Inc.- Roanoke, VA

Professional Therapies, Inc.- Blacksburg, VA

Professional Therapies, Inc.- Christiansburg, VA

Speech Therapy Solutions- Wake Forrest, NC

The Shandy Clinic- Colorado Springs, CO

The Speech Language Connection- Houston, TX

Total Communication, Inc.- Wilson, NC

Upper Arlington Speech Therapy Services- Arlington, OH


Carilion Children’s Hospital- Roanoke, VA

Carilion Giles Community Hospital- Pearisburg, VA

Carilion New River Valley Medical Center- Christiansburg, VA

Carilion Outpatient Clinic- Roanoke, VA

Carilion Roanoke Community Hospital- Roanoke, VA

Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital- Roanoke, VA

Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughter- Oakbrooke Health Center- Chesapeake, VA

Community Memorial Health Center- South Hill- Richmond, VA

Encompass Rehabilitation of Tucson- Tucson, AZ

Fauquier Health- Warrenton, VA

Fox Chase Cancer Center- Philadelphia, PA

Halifax Regional Health System- South Boston, VA

Encompass Rehabilitation Hospital- Charleston, SC

Encompass Rehabilitation Hospital- Harmansville, PA

Encompass Rehabilitation Hospital- Princeton, WV

Henrico Doctor’s Hospital- Richmond, VA

Inova Fair Oaks Hospital- Fairfax, VA

Inspira Health Network- Vineland, NJ

Iredell Memorial Hospital- Statesville, NC

Johnston Memorial Hospital- Abingdon, VA

Lake Norman Communication Services, Inc.- Mooresville, NC

Lewis Gale Medical Center- Salem, VA

Lewis Gale Montgomery Regional Hospital- Blacksburg, VA

Medstar National Rehabilitation Hospital- Washington, DC

Encompass Rehabilitation Hospital of Southwest Virginia- Bristol, VA

Smyth County Community Hospital- Marion, VA

Veteran’s Administration Medical Center- Salem, VA

Virginia Commonwealth University Hospital System- Richmond, VA

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center- Winston-Salem, NC

Wythe County Community Hospital- Wytheville, VA

Assisted Living/Skilled Nursing Facility/Long Term Care Facility

Burke Healthcare Center- Burke, VA

Carrington Place- Wytheville, VA

Cherrydale Health and Rehabilitation Center- Arlington, VA

Emeritus at Cave Spring- Roanoke, VA

Friendship Health and Rehabilitation- South- Roanoke, VA

Friendship Health and Rehabilitation- North- Roanoke, VA

Hanover Health and Rehab- Mechanicsville, VA

Heritage Hall- Blacksburg, VA

Highland Ridge Rehabilitation Center- Dublin, VA

Hollidaysburg Veteran’s Home- Duncansville, PA

King’s Daughters Community Health and Rehab- Staunton, VA

Maple Grove Healthcare Center- Lebanon, VA

Pennybyrn at Maryfield- Highpoint, NC

Pheasant Ridge Nursing and Rehab- Roanoke, VA

Pulaski Health and Rehab- Pulaski, VA

Radford Health and Rehab- Radford, VA

Raleigh Court Health and Rehab- Roanoke, VA

Richfield Retirement Community- Salem, VA

Salem Health and Rehabilitation Center- Salem, VA

Springtree Health and Rehab- Roanoke, VA

The Crossings – Blacksburg, VA

Trinity Glen Health and Rehab- Winston-Salem, VA

Virginia Veteran’s Care Center- Roanoke, VA

Waldorf Healthcare Center- Waldorf, MD

Warm Hearth Retirement Community- Blacksburg, VA

Westwood Center- Bluefield, VA

Winchester Rehabilitation Center- Winchester, VA