For graduate students in the OSU Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, the OSU Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic is the best way to earn patient contact hours necessary for graduation and licensing. OSU moving its classes online through the summer in response to the COVID-19 pandemic has created a major challenge for those students.
“We have been seeing our limited number of patients through teletherapy,” said Ramesh Kaipa, head of the department. “We really want to increase that number over the summer, both for the benefit of patients who utilize our services and to help the graduate students. This is a great way to assist both groups in a safe manner.”