Every supervision relationship is different, but here are some examples of how your clinical fellowship year supervisor might support you:
1. Brief you on district policies and guidelines.
2. Train you (or tell you who will train you) on the websites/systems you will be using for paperwork, caseload management, and billing.
3. Give you a rundown of who is in the district and who to ask for help.
4. Share templates for report writing.
5. Review your district’s IEP standards/expectations.
6. Proofread reports/IEPs.
7. Arrange for you to observe an IEP meeting with parent permission.
8. Attend your first IEP meeting.
9. Share a checklist and/or scripts for IEP meetings.
10. Help you troubleshoot difficult cases.
11. Help you troubleshoot difficult situations with coworkers or families.
12. Give you ideas for lesson plans when you get stuck.
13. Give you tips on how to make your schedule. Your supervisor will also be setting up their caseload, so you might be able to observe how they do it.
14. Help you troubleshoot ways to get support if you get overwhelmed or if your caseload numbers get really high.
If your supervisor doesn’t offer a type of support that you’d really like to receive, you can always ask!