Community Service-Based Learning

The University of Alabama Speech and Hearing Center Adult Clinic and Caring Days of Tuscaloosa, an adult day program for individuals with dementia, have partnered to provide graduate clinicians with a training experience geared at working with individuals with dementia.

Graduate clinicians gain exposure with dementia staging, leading to effective management of individuals with dementia; provide Caring Days attendees with cognitive/language groups that facilitate socialization and communication; and provide an in-service each semester to the Client Care Specialists who are employed at Caring Days, promoting positive and meaningful interactions between themselves and the Caring Days attendees.