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).

2014-2015 and 2015-2016 Clinical Externship Sites 

Public Schools 

Auburn Elementary School (Montgomery County Schools) - Christiansburg, VA

Belle Heth Elementary (Radford City Schools) - Radford, VA

Burlington Elementary School (Roanoke City Schools) - Roanoke, VA

Cave Spring Elementary (Roanoke County Schools) - Roanoke, VA

Christiansburg Primary School (Montgomery County Schools) - Christiansburg, VA

Coeburn Elementary (Wise County Schools) - Wise, VA

Critzer Elementary School (Pulaski County Schools) - Pulaski, VA

Crystal Spring Elementary (Roanoke City Schools) - Roanoke, VA

Dublin Elementary School (Pulaski County Schools) - Dublin, VA

Falling Branch Elementary (Montgomery County Schools) - Christiansburg, VA

Floyd Elementary School (Floyd County Schools) - Floyd, VA

Gilbert Linkous Elementary (Montgomery County Schools) - Blacksburg, VA

Glen Cove Elementary (Roanoke County Schools) - Roanoke, VA

Glenvar Elementary (Roanoke County Schools) - Roanoke, VA

Herman Horn Elementary (Roanoke County Schools) - Roanoke, VA

Mason's Cove Elementray (Roanoke County Schools) - Salem, VA

McHarg Elementary School (Radford City Schools) - Radford, VA

Moorefield Station Elementary (Loudon County Schools) - Loudon, VA

Morgan Elementary - Charlotte, NC

Oakwood School (Lemont Bromberek School System) - Oakwood, IL

Pulaski Elementary School - Pulaski, VA

Selwyn Elementary (Mecklenburg Schools) - Charlotte, NC

Spiller Elementary (Wythe County Schools) - Wytheville, VA

West Salem Elementary School (Salem City Schools) - Salem, VA

Woodrow Wilson Middle School (Roanoke City Schools) - Roanoke, VA

Private Practices

Blue Ridge Therapy - Lynchburg, VA

Gormas Speech Pathology, Inc. - Emmaus, PA

Lake Norman Communication Services, Inc. - Statesville, NC

Pediatric BLVD - Indian Trail, NC

Total Communication, Inc. - Durham, NC


Carilion Children's Hospital - Roanoke, VA

Carilion New River Valley Medical Center - Christiansburg, VA

Carilion Outpatient - Roanoke, VA

Carilion Roanoke Community Hospital (Rehab Department) - Roanoke, VA

Halifax Regional Health System - South Boston, VA

Johnston Memorial Hospital - Abington, VA

Lewis Gale Medical Center - Blacksburg, VA

Lewis Gale Medical Center - Salem, VA

Smyth County Hospital - Marion, VA

VA Medical Center - Salem, VA

Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Hospital - Richmond, VA

Wythe Community Hospital - Wytheville, VA

Skilled Nursing Facilities and Long-term Care

Friendship Manor Retirement Community - Roanoke, VA

Hollidaysburg Veterans Home - Hollidaysburg, PA

Pheasant Ridge - Blacksburg, VA

Pulaski Health and Rehab (MFA) - Pulaski, VA

Virginia Veterans Care Center - Salem, VA

Radford Health and Rehab - Radford, VA

Richfield Retirement Community - Salem, VA

Salem Health & Rehab - Salem, VA