The Indianapolis VA is Recruiting 1 Full Time Speech-Language Pathologist!

GS12 Speech-Language Pathol­o­gist posi­tion  posted 11/14–11/28/2014

Richard L. Roude­bush VA Med­ical Cen­ter, Indi­anapo­lis, IN

Posi­tion involves diag­nos­tics and treat­ment of acute inpa­tient care, acute and sub­a­cute rehab unit,  and out­pa­tient care for patients with dys­pha­gia, head and neck can­cer, dys­pho­nia, stroke, neu­ro­log­i­cal dis­eases, TBI, tra­cheotomy, and ven­ti­la­tor depen­dent patients.  We per­form dig­i­tal flu­o­roscopy swal­low­ing stud­ies and dig­i­tal stro­boscopy eval­u­a­tions as well as speech, lan­guage and cog­ni­tive diag­nos­tics and treatment.

The Blom-Singer TEP valves and surgery were devel­oped at this VAMC and con­tin­ues to be a com­mon part of our man­age­ment.  Indi­anapo­lis VA is asso­ci­ated with Indi­ana Uni­ver­sity Med­ical School and is a teach­ing hos­pi­tal.  Our Speech Pathol­ogy ser­vice  has ongo­ing affil­i­a­tions with Pur­due Uni­ver­sity, Indi­ana Uni­ver­sity, and Ball State Uni­ver­sity. The Indi­anapo­lis Roude­bush VAMC is both the Poly­trauma Net­work Site and ALS Net­work Site for VISN 11.

We are a team-focused Speech Pathol­ogy ser­vice under Ambu­la­tory Care Ser­vice and have excel­lent work­ing rela­tion­ships with all other ser­vices in our hospital.

Indi­anapo­lis, Indi­ana is called the Cross­roads of Amer­ica.  Our pop­u­la­tion is 1 mil­lion but we have a strong Mid­west­ern approach to liv­ing and a friendly and help­ful attitude.

Please con­sider apply­ing at:

Internship Opportunity for Undergraduates: TAG! Program at Lakeside Center for Autism

Together Achiev­ing Goals!
Fall/Winter/Spring Programs

TAG! Pro­gram at Lake­side Cen­ter for Autism

Our TAG! pro­grams are weekly meet­ings of up to eight friends who get to enjoy all the trap­pings of youth;  fun, games, and an occa­sional mon­ster inva­sion. These friends, how­ever, are also involved in a social group pro­gram designed to pro­mote the build­ing of friend­ships, the shar­ing and expan­sion of ideas and con­flict resolution.

As an intern at TAG! you will have the oppor­tu­nity to receive:

–2–6 hours a week of direct ser­vice hours, with the poten­tial to increase obser­va­tion hours within spe­cific dis­ci­plines with an indi­vid­ual therapist.

- Prac­tice and expe­ri­ence giv­ing small group and 1:1 social and behav­ioral instruc­tion with sup­port from trained ther­a­pists and educators.

- Col­lab­o­rate and receive train­ing from Lakeside’s res­i­dent ther­a­pists, includ­ing; occu­pa­tion, speech, and phys­i­cal ther­a­pies, ABA and PRT treat­ment providers, and spe­cial edu­ca­tion staff.

- Receive basic train­ings in behav­ior man­age­ment, PRT and coop­er­a­tive arrangements.

Piv­otal Response Treat­ment (PRT) is empir­i­cally sup­ported nat­u­ral­is­tic ther­apy based on the prin­ci­pals of Applied Behav­ior Analy­sis. It uses coop­er­a­tive arrange­ments as a way to, “cre­ate[] oppor­tu­ni­ties for chil­dren with Autism to engage in social inter­ac­tions with their peers.” (Koegel and Koegel, Piv­otal Response Treat­ment for Autism. 2011) Coop­er­a­tive arrange­ments are mutu­ally rein­forc­ing activ­i­ties that require social inter­ac­tion to complete.

- Receive train­ing and expe­ri­ence using the Super­flex cur­ricu­lum to help improve individual’s social skills.

The Super­flex cur­ricu­lum is a widely used cur­ricu­lum in pub­lic schools through­out the U.S. It is a fun, moti­vat­ing and non-threatening way to explore social think­ing and increase a student’s aware­ness of social expec­ta­tions as well as their aware­ness of their own behav­ior. Super­flex was cre­ated by a pair of Speech and Lan­guage Pathol­o­gist and focuses on Super­flex, a flex­i­ble think­ing super­hero who is able to solve prob­lems to defeat the Unthink­ables, char­ac­ters that take over our brains and make us behave inflex­i­bly or inappropriately

- At the con­clu­sion of the ses­sion a let­ter of rec­om­men­da­tion dis­cussing areas of inter­ven­tion tar­gets and strengths of interns in those areas as well as an offi­cial cer­tifi­cate of com­ple­tion and doc­u­mented hours from Lake­side super­vis­ing treat­ment providers includ­ing speech-language pathol­o­gists, occu­pa­tional ther­a­pists, spe­cial edu­ca­tors, and clin­i­cal psychologists.


  1. The pro­gram will run 3 days a week for 12 weeks, with staff hours from 3:45–5:45 PM. Interns are expected to be avail­able for at least one day a week through each 12 week session.

Win­ter 2014:      Tues­day, Wednes­day, Thurs­day; Decem­ber 8 – March 11

Spring 2015:        Days TBD, March 16 – June 8

Sum­mer 2015:   Days TBD, June 15 – August 31

Fall 2015:              Days TBD, Sep­tem­ber 7 – Novem­ber 30

2. Lift­ing and phys­i­cal flex­i­bil­ity will be required.

3. Interns will be required to teach:

  • Aca­d­e­mic skills (read­ing, writ­ing, math)
  • Communication/Language skills
  • Social skills and adap­tive behav­ior through play and scripted interactions

- Appli­cants must be will­ing to ride bikes with stu­dents, swim with stu­dents, hike, play soc­cer and other active games (not just supervise).

Behav­ior man­age­ment skills are taught, interns will be expected to imple­ment with support.

We’re look­ing for enthu­si­as­tic, fun lov­ing instruc­tors who are will­ing to be flex­i­ble and per­form a vari­ety of tasks with a vari­ety of students.

If inter­ested in intern­ing with the TAG! Pro­gram please send cover let­ter and resume to:

Heather Lar­son

Social Group Coordinator/Speech Lan­guage Depart­ment Manager

Winter Quarter Course in Rehabilition Medicine

Patient-Provider Com­mu­ni­ca­tion for Patients with Com­mu­ni­ca­tion Disorders

Rehab 496 / SPHSC 600

Open to Mas­ters, AuD, Post-bacs, PhD, and senior under­grad SPHSC students!

Are you inter­ested in med­ical settings?

Do you want to learn more about help­ing your future clients improve their life participation?

Are you inter­ested in help­ing to train med­ical stu­dents about com­mu­ni­ca­tion disorders?

The course will focus on bar­ri­ers to qual­ity health­care for peo­ple with com­mu­ni­ca­tion dis­or­ders, and what we as SLPs / Audi­ol­o­gists can do to help make health­care set­tings (and other set­tings) more acces­si­ble to peo­ple with com­mu­ni­ca­tion dis­or­ders. Our goal is that stu­dents will come away with this course with an appre­ci­a­tion for the spe­cial health­care needs of peo­ple with com­mu­ni­ca­tion dis­or­ders, and with ideas about what they can do in their future work set­tings to facil­i­tate improve­ment in health­care acces­si­bil­ity for peo­ple with com­mu­ni­ca­tion dis­or­ders. One of the key ele­ments of this course is the oppor­tu­nity to help train med­ical stu­dents in how to do effec­tive patient-provider com­mu­ni­ca­tion with patients with com­mu­ni­ca­tion disorders.

Course require­ments (this course is 1-credit course graded as credit / no credit):

1. Read­ings (prob­a­bly around 3–5 articles)

2. One short assign­ment (with real-life implications)

3. Help­ing to train med­ical stu­dents by serv­ing as a ‘sim­u­lated patient’ role-playing a per­son with a com­mu­ni­ca­tion dis­or­der for med­ical stu­dent prac­tice ses­sions (we will train you for this!)


One weekly late-afternoon class ses­sion for 7 weeks of the quar­ter (Wednes­days 4:30 – 5:45)

Three REQUIRED Thurs­day after­noon ses­sions work­ing with the med­ical stu­dents on these dates:

            Feb. 5, 12, and 19 approx­i­mate time 1:15 – 2:10


How to reg­is­ter (2 options):

REHAB 496 Spe­cial top­ics (Instruc­tors Bay­lor / Burns)

Med SLP ONLY: Instead, reg­is­ter for inde­pen­dent study (SPHSC 600) – 1 credit (credit/no credit) with Car­olyn Bay­lor (Con­tact Chrissie for the Fac­ulty Code)


Did you take this course last year?

If you took the course last year but would like to help with the med­ical stu­dent ses­sions again, we would love to have you back. You do not have to repeat the class but can par­tic­i­pate in just the ses­sions per­tain­ing to the med­ical stu­dents (plus one or two train­ing ses­sions). 1-credit of inde­pen­dent study avail­able. Con­tact Mike or Car­olyn for more details.


Instruc­tors: Car­olyn Bay­lor ( and Mike Burns (

The Career Center’s Dependable Strengths Workshop

Look­ing to start a career? Are you seek­ing a career change? Or, sim­ply inter­ested in explor­ing how to enhance your cur­rent employ­ment sit­u­a­tion? The Career Center’s Depend­able Strengths Work­shop is an excel­lent resource for alumni and stu­dents in any stage of career devel­op­ment and transition.

Fri­day, Novem­ber 21st & Mon­day, Novem­ber 24th, 2014
8:15am — 5:00pm

You will iden­tify the unique strengths and tal­ents you offer employ­ers and learn how to lever­age them to find a sat­is­fy­ing career. You’ll assess your strengths and open up new oppor­tu­ni­ties, iden­tify what you enjoy, things you do well and events or expe­ri­ences in which you take pride.

The Depend­able Strengths two-day group process is designed for those inter­ested in assess­ing their skills and com­bin­ing them to open new win­dows of oppor­tu­ni­ties, with a focus on net­work­ing and a non­tra­di­tional job search process.

Cost for the workshop:

$100 for Cur­rent Stu­dents
$160 for UW Alumni Asso­ci­a­tion mem­bers
$200 for non-UWAA alumni

$250 for Com­mu­nity Mem­bers (those unaf­fil­i­ated with the UW)

For more infor­ma­tion or to reg­is­ter for the Depend­able Strengths 2 day work­shop, please go to

What do past par­tic­i­pants say about the Depend­able Strengths Workshop?

• “I learned a new approach to career search and plan­ning.“
• “The pro­gram pro­vides you with the tools to mar­ket your­self effec­tively.“
• “I explored my strengths and tal­ents from a dif­fer­ent point of view — stepped out of myself and
eval­u­ated my strengths in a very hon­est way to help me find my life work…“
• “It com­pletely shifted my focus from ‘how can I fit into that job’ to ‘how can I high­light my strengths
and abil­i­ties which will lead to get­ting the right job for me’.“
• “I was amazed at the feed­back from my group mem­bers. They really keyed in on who I am.“
• “I now have a con­crete out­line with goals on how to bet­ter con­duct my job search.”

Ques­tions? Con­tact Lisa McKee-Uyema at

The Uni­ver­sity of Wash­ing­ton is com­mit­ted to pro­vid­ing access, equal oppor­tu­nity and rea­son­able accom­mo­da­tion in its ser­vices, pro­grams, activ­i­ties, edu­ca­tion and employ­ment for indi­vid­u­als with dis­abil­i­ties. To request dis­abil­ity accom­mo­da­tion con­tact the Dis­abil­ity Ser­vices Office at least ten days in advance at: (206)543.6450/V, (206)543.6452/TTY, (206)685.7264 (FAX), or e-mail at

Full-time SLP position available at Fountains at Wash House in Alexandria, VA

Inde­pen­dence Rehab ( runs the rehab depart­ment at Foun­tains at Wash­ing­ton House in Alexan­dria, VA. They are look­ing for a full-time SLP to join their rehab team. The posi­tion is avail­able around Decem­ber 1, 2014 and they are happy to con­sider CFYs. See the attached flyer for more details.

Inde­pen­dence Rehab SLP open­ing in Alexan­dria VA Nov 2014

Call for Nominations: Distinguished Teaching Awards

This mes­sage is being sent to all Fac­ulty, Staff, and Stu­dents with approval from Under­grad­u­ate Aca­d­e­mic Affairs.

Dear Mem­bers of the Uni­ver­sity Community,

The Cen­ter for Teach­ing and Learn­ing and Under­grad­u­ate Aca­d­e­mic Affairs invite nom­i­na­tions for the 2015 Dis­tin­guished Teach­ing Awards, Dis­tin­guished Teach­ing Award for Inno­va­tion with Tech­nol­ogy, and the Excel­lence in Teach­ing Awards.

The Dis­tin­guished Teach­ing Award hon­ors five instruc­tors who have demon­strated exten­sive knowl­edge and mas­tery of the sub­ject mat­ter; dis­played the abil­ity to inspire, guide and men­tor stu­dents through inde­pen­dent and cre­ative think­ing; inno­vated to increase stu­dent engage­ment and learn­ing;  pro­vided lead­er­ship in teach­ing at UW; and enriched the schol­ar­ship of teach­ing and learning.

The Dis­tin­guished Teach­ing Award for Inno­va­tion with Tech­nol­ogy (DTA-I) rec­og­nizes a fac­ulty mem­ber from any of the three Uni­ver­sity of Wash­ing­ton cam­puses who demon­strates a sig­nif­i­cant impact on stu­dent learn­ing; dis­plays orig­i­nal­ity of a project with the abil­ity to apply the project on a larger scale; and whose project has poten­tial for adap­ta­tion to dif­fer­ent courses, stu­dent demo­graph­ics, or instruc­tional set­tings.  As with other awards, this honor is given one time only to a fac­ulty mem­ber.  Those who have already received a Dis­tin­guished Teach­ing Award are inel­i­gi­ble for a DTA-I.

The Excel­lence in Teach­ing Award is given to two grad­u­ate teach­ing assis­tants who have demon­strated extra­or­di­nary abil­ity in teach­ing and mentoring.

Nom­i­na­tions are accepted via web only.  To begin the nom­i­na­tion process, we ask that you sub­mit your online form at  The dead­line for all sub­mis­sions is Mon­day, Decem­ber 8, 2014, 5:00 p.m.

Finally, to sub­mit a DTA nom­i­na­tion for either UW Both­ell or UW Tacoma, please refer to each campus’s indi­vid­ual nom­i­na­tion process:

UW Both­ell:
UW Tacoma:

For ques­tions regard­ing the awards process at UW Seat­tle, please email


Ed Tay­lor
Vice Provost and Dean
Under­grad­u­ate Aca­d­e­mic Affairs

Beth Kalikoff
Cen­ter for Teach­ing and Learning

If you have any ques­tions or con­cerns, please con­tact

Research Survey: Evaluating Extrinsic and Intrinsic factors Related to Job Satisfaction for Audiologists

My name is Kim Fiorentino,  and I am a third year Doc­tor of Audi­ol­ogy stu­dent at the Uni­ver­sity of Texas at Dal­las. I am cur­rently com­plet­ing my third year research project, Eval­u­at­ing Extrin­sic and Intrin­sic fac­tors Related to Job Sat­is­fac­tion for Audi­ol­o­gists, under the direc­tion of Carol Cokely, Ph.D.  I wish to look at career sat­is­fac­tion for audi­ol­o­gists rel­a­tive to both intrin­sic (e.g. per­son­al­ity, moti­va­tion) and extrin­sic fac­tors (e.g. job respon­si­bil­i­ties, earn­ings, edu­ca­tion debt). The sur­vey will take approx­i­mately 10–15 min­utes to com­plete, and no data regard­ing the ori­gins of the respon­dent will be stored, thus all infor­ma­tion remains com­pletely con­fi­den­tial. The sur­vey will close on Decem­ber 1st.

Sur­vey link:

UWRA Graduate Student Fellowship in Aging

UWRA Grad­u­ate Stu­dent Fel­low­ship in Aging

Appli­ca­tion Dead­line:  Feb­ru­ary 6, 2015, 12 noon (PST)

The Uni­ver­sity of Wash­ing­ton Retire­ment Asso­ci­a­tion has endowed a fel­low­ship to sup­port grad­u­ate stu­dents of out­stand­ing aca­d­e­mic merit who have a demon­strated aca­d­e­mic and per­sonal inter­est in aging-related issues or con­cerns.

This fel­low­ship will pro­vide a monthly stipend equiv­a­lent to the PDTA 2 level (cur­rently $2,131/month), GAIP health insur­ance, and a waiver of state-tuition (except for U-PASS fee and inter­na­tional stu­dent fee).  The fel­low­ship must be used in 2015–16 aca­d­e­mic year.

At the time of appli­ca­tion, stu­dents must be matric­u­lated in a UW grad­u­ate degree tuition-based pro­gram and not in their last year of study.  (Stu­dents in fee-based pro­grams are not eli­gi­ble.)  The recip­i­ent of the award must be enrolled in full-time cred­its (at least 10) dur­ing the quar­ter in which he/she takes the fellowship.

Please see our web­site at for fur­ther infor­ma­tion.  Detailed on that page are also the appli­ca­tion require­ments and process (state­ments, let­ters of rec­om­men­da­tion, etc.) as well as cri­te­ria for selection.

The selected recipient(s) will be invited to attend the UWRA lun­cheon in late April.  They will also be asked to give an infor­mal pre­sen­ta­tion to UWRA mem­bers on their research/academic and per­sonal inter­ests related to aging dur­ing the year of the award.

Ques­tions regard­ing this oppor­tu­nity may be directed to The Grad­u­ate School, Office of Fel­low­ships and Awards, or 206–685-4248.

WASHPIRG Jobs — Now Hiring Students

Sub­ject: Year-Round Jobs for the Environment/Public Health!

WASHPIRG  is hir­ing stu­dents to work on our cam­paigns this fall in Seat­tle. We’re look­ing for folks that are hard-working, good com­mu­ni­ca­tors and com­mit­ted to mak­ing pos­i­tive change. Call our office at 206–621-8334 or apply online at and select “Seat­tle, WA 2-10pm shift”

This fall our top cam­paign is to stop the overuse of antibi­otics on fac­tory farms!

Here in Seat­tle we’re work­ing with WASHPIRG on a cam­paign to pro­tect pub­lic health. Antibi­otics are crit­i­cal to treat­ing infec­tions in humans like pneu­mo­nia and strep throat. But the daily use of antibi­otics on healthy ani­mals threat­ens their effec­tive­ness for all of us.

So WASHPIRG is call­ing on the Obama Admin­is­tra­tion to stop the overuse of antibi­otics on fac­tory farms. We know the Pres­i­dent is con­sid­er­ing the prob­lem this year, but fac­tory farms are fight­ing to keep things as they are. We need to act now to pro­tect pub­lic health, and that’s where you play a cru­cial role!

In order to pro­tect pub­lic health and win this cam­paign we are hir­ing stu­dents full-time and part-time across Seat­tle to get out into com­mu­ni­ties, and build sup­port for this issue. Over the course of just one month you can expect to make between $1,100-$1,600 and make $11-$16/HR. It’s a great way to build your resume, like an intern­ship, but you get paid.

To sign up to learn more go to and select the “Seat­tle, WA 2-10pm shift”

Or call our office at 206–621-8334

Learn more about our cam­paigns at:

Due January 5th: Dolores Zohrah Liebmann Fellowship Application

The Grad­u­ate School is  pleased to announce the annual com­pe­ti­tion for the Dolores Zohrab Lieb­mann Fel­low­ship.   Mrs. Lieb­mann set up a trust fund to pro­vide fund­ing for grad­u­ate stu­dents of “out­stand­ing char­ac­ter and abil­ity who hold promise for achieve­ment and dis­tinc­tion in their cho­sen fields of study.”   The Grad­u­ate School will be able to send only three nom­i­nees to the national com­pe­ti­tion, and thus we are con­duct­ing an inter­nal selec­tion competition.

AWARD:  The fel­low­ship pro­vides an $18,000 stipend plus tuition and may be renewed for a total of three years of funding.

FIELDS:  Social sci­ences, human­i­ties, nat­ural sci­ences (as well as law, med­i­cine, engi­neer­ing, archi­tec­ture).   The selec­tion com­mit­tee has a strong pref­er­ence for sup­port­ing schol­arly endeavors.


  • Must be in an doc­toral or pro­fes­sional degree pro­gram at the UW
  • Must be U.S. citizen
  • Must have out­stand­ing under­grad­u­ate record
  • Must show finan­cial need
  • Must have received bac­calau­re­ate degree
  • Must con­duct stud­ies and research in the United States

Please note that finan­cial need require­ment will be deter­mined based on the FAFSA, which must be on file with the UW.  We will only con­sider stu­dents show­ing in the UW Finan­cial Aid sys­tem with need (any level).  If you have not filed a FAFSA, please do so imme­di­ately if you wish to apply for this fel­low­ship.  Infor­ma­tion is here:, you can file one now, even if you aren’t seek­ing aid for this year).  If the UW deter­mines you don’t have need based on an ini­tial review of the FAFSA, you can either 1) deter­mine whether you can refig­ure your need require­ment, which is def­i­nitely pos­si­bly through the Office of Stu­dent Finan­cial Aid’s process, or 2) decide not to apply for the Lieb­mann fellowship. 

APPLICATIONS:   full appli­ca­tion infor­ma­tion and require­ments at the web­site noted below.

DEADLINE:  Mon­day, Jan­u­ary 5, 2015, 12 noon (PST)

For more infor­ma­tion about the fel­low­ship and appli­ca­tion process, please go to:    or con­tact Mar­i­lyn Gray at or 206.685.4248.


Mar­i­lyn Gray

Assis­tant Direc­tor, Fel­low­ships and Awards

The Grad­u­ate School

035C Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Building

Uni­ver­sity of Washington

Box 353770

Seat­tle, WA  98195–3770

206.543.7152 or 206.685.4248 (phone)

206–685-3234 (fax)