The UALR/UAMS Department of Audiology and Speech Pathology is located in the largest metropolitan area of Arkansas. Because of this, students enrolled in the program are afforded a wide variety of practicum sites in Pulaski County and the surrounding area. Practicum sites include, but are not limited to: all three school districts in Pulaski County; ten major acute care hospitals, including the only teaching hospital in the state (University Hospital) and two Veterans Administration Medical Centers; several rehabilitation centers including a large residential facility for persons with traumatic brain injury; many long-term care facilities; two residential centers for adults with developmental disabilities; preschools and DDS centers; the Arkansas Easter Seal Society; the United Cerebral Palsy Center; plus many local private therapy practices.
In addition, if students are commuting to Little Rock from towns and cities outside Pulaski County, arrangements for practicum may occasionally be made at or near the student’s home. All supervision for practicum sites is provided by ASHA-certified, Arkansas-licensed, speech-language pathologists or audiologists.