Communicative Disorders

Participating in experiential learning is a great way to put classroom learning into practical experience. While engaged in the supportive environment of experiential learning you can test career goals, enhance professional skills, develop self-reliance, self-esteem, and responsibility. Furthermore, experiential opportunities encourage networking with professionals and will provide increased marketability for employment after graduation.

Please meet with your academic advisor before making a final decision regarding which option is best for you.

CMD 465: Clinical Methods in Communicative Disorders


  • Senior or graduate standing


  • Lecture and lab work
  • Observation of diagnosis and treatment of communicative disorders; developing interviewing, report writing, and counseling techniques; introduction to diagnostic procedures; establishing therapeutic goals, treatment, and remediation of various disorders
  • This is a required course for CMD majors
  • 4 credits (Graded)


CMD 491/492: Special Problems


  • Permission of the instructor and Communicative Disorders Department


  • Independent Study
  • Selected areas of study pertinent to communicative disorders
  • Instruction may be offered in class seminar or tutorial environments
  • 491: S/U Credit
  • 1 – 3 credits


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    ITR302/304: Field Experience & Seminar


    • 2.0 cumulative GPA or higher
    • Minimum 60 credits prior to internship
    • Available free elective credits
    • Good academic and social standing


    • ITR 302 Field Experience: 3-12 credits (S/U grade)
    • ITR 304 Seminar: 3 credits (letter grade)
    • Seminar is asynchronous online via Brightspace


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Explore Past Internship Opportunities

The following list is a SAMPLE of placements in which students have participated for experiential credits. This list is not exhaustive.

Rhode Island Internships

  • A Place to Grow
  • Bradley Hospital
  • Centredale School
  • Children`s Friend & Service – Central Falls
  • Cranston Public Schools
  • Duffy & Shanley
  • Easter Seals of Rhode Island (Wakefield)
  • Hazard School
  • Lakeview Ocean State
  • Metcalf School
  • Perspectives Corporation
  • Providence Public Schools/Birch Vocational
  • RF Kennedy School
  • Rhode Island Hospital Speech Pathology Department
  • RI ENT Physicians, INC
  • RI Governor’s Commission on Disabilities
  • Sargent Rehabilitation Center
  • South Kingstown Cares
  • South Kingstown School Dept.
  • South Kingstown Inclusionary Preschool
  • Tamarisk Assisted Living
  • The Center – SK senior services
  • Women and Infants Audiology

Out-Of-State Internships

  • 581 Mozik Groupe/Joi Studio
  • Barry Financial, LLC
  • Conventures, Inc.
  • Isa Marrs SCPPC
  • Mercer County Special Services School District
  • People Inc., Early Intervention
  • Schwartz Center for Children
  • Somerset School Department
  • South Coast Educational Collaborative
  • Southern NH Speech-Language & Reading Services, LLC
  • Sunny Days

Sources: Internship Placements from Fall 2010, Spring 2011, & Summer 2011, and Explore Internship Opportunities by Major Archives 2009-2011