Graduate School

  • Communication Sciences and Disorders Workshop

    Best Practices in Clinical Supervision

    September 28, 2018
    Location: Gosh Science and Technology Center, Room 102
    Cost: $175 (includes lunch)
    Coordinator: Dr. Kristina Curro

    Who should attend

    Speech-language pathologists, audiologists, special education directors, supervisors, directors of rehabilitation, directors of pupil services, speech-language pathology assistants, audiology assistants, educators.

    Course description

    Most speech-language pathologists and audiologists have supervised an assistant, student, clinical fellow, or staff at some point in their career. This workshop provides a comprehensive introduction to best practices in clinical instruction and integrated technology strategies that can enhance supervisory efficiency and effectiveness. After this workshop, participants will be able to:

    1. Identify the stages of complex skill development
    2. Describe the Continuum Model of Supervision
    3. Identify strategies for: establishing a positive relationship with a supervisee, assisting the supervisee in goal setting, observing supervisee performance objectively, and facilitating critical thinking and analysis skills
    4. Apply various technologies to the supervisory process


    This workshop is offered for 0.6 ASHA CEUs.

    For further information or to request special accommodations please contact Kristina Curro at kcurro@worcester or at 508-929-8881.

    To register, please fax the completed registration paperwork to the Department of Graduate and Continuing Education at 508-929-8100. The cost for attending is $175.


    Elizabeth Gavett, MA, CCC-SLP, ASHA-F is a Clinical Associate Professor Emerita in the Department of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences at Boston University. Former MS Program Director and Clinical Education Director at Boston University, she has presented numerous workshops related to clinical education, administration and supervision over the years and has served on committees and leadership positions relating to these topics.

    Disclosures: Financial: Ms. Gavett received an honorarium for this workshop. Non-Financial: Ms. Gavett has no non-financial disclosures.

    Meghan G. Graham M.S., CCC- SLP is a lecturer, clinical supervisor and coordinator of public school placements in the Department of Speech, Language & Hearing Sciences at Boston University. She is part owner of a multidisciplinary private practice, treating children with various communication disorders. Her company, all4mychild, has developed a suite of iOS applications focusing on social interaction skills.

    Disclosures: Financial: Ms. Graham is employed by Boston University. She is also the owner of a private practice, "All4MyChild", located in Needham, MA. She received an honorarium for this workshop. Non-financial: Ms. Graham is a member of SIG 1 (Language and Learning) and 11 (Administration and Supervision.) She also sits on the Sharon Cooperative Preschool Board of Directors.


    Time Agenda
    8:00-8:45 REGISTRATION
    8:45-9:00 Introduction
    9:00-9:15 Overview of clinical supervision history and current ASHA Position Statements and requirements
    9:15- 10:30 Goal orientation to learning, model of complex skill development, cognitive load theory and generational challenges
    10:30-10:45 BREAK
    10:45-12:00 The Continuum Model of Supervision: establishing the relationship; setting expectations; developing goals
    12:00-1:00 LUNCH
    1:00-3:00 The Continuum Model of Supervision (cont’d): observing performance objectively, developing critical thinking skills, providing feedback
    3:00-3:15 BREAK
    3:15-4:15 Communication and conflict management
    4:15-4:30 Wrap up and Q & A