Galley Proof 24/12/2012; 16:48 File: wor1514.tex; BOKCTP/llx p. 1 Work 00 (2013) 12 DOI 10.3233/WOR-121514 IOS Press Sounding Board Skott E. Freedman Department of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, Ithaca College, 953 Danby Road, Ithaca, NY 14850, USA Tel.: +1 607 274 3731; Fax: +1 607 274 1137; E-mail: email@example.com "There are three methods to gaining wisdom. The first is reflection, which is the highest. The second is imitation, which is the easiest. The third is experience, which is the bitterest." Confucius As a clinical supervisor in the Department of SpeechLanguage Pathology and Audiology at Ithaca College, I have the honor every year of working with dedicated graduate students pursuing a career in speech-language pathology. Typically driven by the desire to help people, these students have recognized the critical need for effective communication in daily interactions, and how devastating a disruption of such skills can be to a client's life. Hence, the initial focus of speech-language pathology, and most likely other clinical fields, naturally is on the client. It is no wonder then that this focus remains during much of graduate coursework and clinical practica. That said, an effective treatment is only as effective as the clinician administering it.
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