CFY in Vegas Voice/Swallowing Clinic

Vegas Voice Insti­tute is seek­ing a Full-Time Speech-Language Pathol­o­gist who desires to work in an out­pa­tient voice and swal­low­ing cen­ter. We desire to hire an indi­vid­ual with a strong skillset and inter­est in work­ing with indi­vid­u­als with neu­ro­log­i­cal, voice and swal­low­ing dif­fi­cul­ties. Vegas Voice Insti­tute is located in sunny Las Vegas, Nevada. If you have inter­est in this posi­tion please visit our web­site below and go to employ­ment tab and click on either Speech Pathol­o­gist or CFY tab to learn more. CFYs welcome.

Speech Language Pathologist Position in Helena, MT

Shodair Children’s Hos­pi­tal is an eighty-eight bed child ado­les­cent psy­chi­atric facil­ity con­sist­ing of twenty acute beds and sixty-eight psy­chi­atric res­i­den­tial treat­ment facil­ity beds.  Shodair is a pri­vate not for profit hos­pi­tal that has served chil­dren and fam­i­lies since 1896.  Our clin­i­cal mul­ti­dis­ci­pli­nary team con­sists of six child/adolescent psy­chi­a­trists, ten mas­ter pre­pared pri­mary ther­a­pists, two psy­chol­o­gists, a speech and lan­guage ther­a­pist, a music ther­a­pist, three recre­ation ther­a­pists and three clin­i­cal phar­ma­cists, and reg­is­tered nurses.  We also have an accred­ited school with six spe­cial edu­ca­tion teach­ers and a mas­ters pre­pared director.

Helena is the cap­i­tal of Mon­tana and lies in mid­dle of the state between Glac­ier National Park and Yel­low­stone National Park.

Shodair Children’s Hos­pi­tal is cur­rently recruit­ing for a Full-time or Part-time Speech Lan­guage Pathol­o­gist.  This posi­tion spe­cial­ized in diag­no­sis and treat­ment of speech and lan­guage impair­ments and pro­vided appro­pri­ate indi­vid­u­al­ized and group pro­grams of ther­apy to meet indi­vid­ual needs and treat exist­ing speech and lan­guage dis­or­ders.  The posi­tion does require grad­u­a­tion from an accred­ited Master’s degree pro­gram in Speech and Lan­guage Pathol­ogy and expe­ri­ence work­ing with chil­dren who have psy­chi­atric ill­nesses is preferred.

If inter­ested, visit for more information.

Student Tax class for US Residents — 2/26 at 1:30

Stu­dent Tax class for US Residents
You’ve received your 1098T tax form!
Stu­dent Fis­cal Ser­vices is pre­sent­ing this work­shop to help US Res­i­dent stu­dents under­stand the infor­ma­tion on the 1098T tax form and how it relates to edu­ca­tion tax cred­its plus tax issues regard­ing schol­ar­ships and grants.
Class is appro­pri­ate for under­grad­u­ate, grad­u­ate and pro­fes­sional students.
Feb­ru­ary 26, 2015
1:30pm – 2:30pm
Loca­tion: Ode­gaard room 220

SPHSC Student Amy Rodda to present at Scholar’s Studio March 5th 4-6pm

Thurs­day, March 5th, 4 pm6 pm
Research Com­mons, Allen Library South, Pre­sen­ta­tion Place
Event Poster —

Join us for a fun, infor­mal, inter­dis­ci­pli­nary event fea­tur­ing 8 rapid-fire light­ning talks (5 min­utes each) given by grad­u­ate stu­dents doing research related to our theme: PLAY. Talks will be fol­lowed by a Q&A, a recep­tion and con­ver­sa­tion.  Refresh­ments pro­vided dur­ing the reception.

Fea­tured Pre­sen­ters:
*  21st Cen­tury Aca­d­e­mic Libraries: Ontol­ogy of Play, Dis­course of Fear — John Val­lier, Head of Dis­trib­uted Media Ser­vices
*  Learn­ing in Play? Evi­dences of Learn­ing in an Art Museum Mak­er­space — Amy Oates, Muse­ol­ogy
*  Non­tra­di­tional Cast­ing: Trans­gres­sive or Tran­scen­dent? — Suzanne M. Cohen, Cul­tural Stud­ies, UW Both­ell
 *  Play and Peer Com­pe­tence in Chil­dren with Autism Spec­trum Dis­or­ders — Amy Rodda, Speech and Hear­ing Sci­ences
*  Play­ing Pos­sum: Ani­mals at Play — John Calavitta, Eng­lish
*  Pow­er­ful Change through Play — Sarah Jo Ward, Edu­ca­tional Psy­chol­ogy
*  What Does Money Do as a Plot Device in Medieval Japan­ese Comic Play? — Kaori Igarashi, Asian Lan­guages and Lit­er­a­ture
*  Play and the Learn­ing Value of Children’s Muse­ums — Travis Windle­harth, Infor­ma­tion School
*  Act­ing Up! Inter­ac­tive The­ater as Ped­a­gogy — Alan-Michael Weath­er­ford, Com­par­a­tive Lit­er­a­ture; Reed Garber-Pearson,
Infor­ma­tion School; Cecil Whit­ney, Anthropology

Apply for DRISO Officer Position — Interdisciplinary leadership & involvement

Inter­ested in inter­dis­ci­pli­nary lead­er­ship & involvement?

Con­sider a posi­tion as a Depart­ment of Reha­bil­i­ta­tion Med­i­cine Inter­dis­ci­pli­nary Stu­dent Orga­ni­za­tion (DRISO) officer:

Posi­tions will be avail­able in March 2015 for cur­rent first year stu­dents to assume offi­cer roles in our own stu­dent –run inter­dis­ci­pli­nary stu­dent orga­ni­za­tion within the UW Depart­ment of Reha­bil­i­ta­tion. This is a great first step toward broader oppor­tu­ni­ties such as those listed below. DRISO is involved in social and edu­ca­tional events, as well as pro­mot­ing service-learning oppor­tu­ni­ties. We look for stu­dents from all divi­sions to fill the Pres­i­dent, Sec­re­tary, Trea­surer, and Social Coor­di­na­tor posi­tions. If you have an inter­est in an offi­cer role, email

IHI posi­tions now avail­able: The UW IHI Open School Chap­ter is look­ing for indi­vid­u­als to fill a vari­ety of posi­tions. This is an oppor­tu­nity to gain lead­er­ship expe­ri­ence and engage your fel­low health sci­ence stu­dents on issues con­cern­ing qual­ity improve­ment and safety. A link to the appli­ca­tion is below. The dead­line is next Sun­day March 1st.

For infor­ma­tion on each of the officer’s respon­si­bil­i­ties, please refer to the Google doc­u­ment below. Con­tact infor­ma­tion for the cur­rent offi­cers are included.–9_QlsyuWE9gTIKUUNvx9T45U/edit

APTA stu­dent positions:

For SPTs, the APTA is search­ing for folks inter­ested in The Inter­pro­fes­sional Devel­op­ment Project Com­mit­tee. Details here:

Think about these oppor­tu­ni­ties to put your inter­est into action. All these great orga­ni­za­tions oper­ate because of pas­sion­ate stu­dents – involve­ment is key! Con­tact me if you have any questions.



Nick Ponzetti (SPT ’16)

DRISO Pres­i­dent (’14-’15)

SLP CFY Salt Lake City VA

The George E Wahlen Depart­ment of Vet­er­ans Affairs Med­ical Cen­ter, Salt Lake City, UT is pleased to announce the avail­abil­ity of one Clin­i­cal Fel­low­ship in Speech-Language Pathol­ogy, to begin Sum­mer or early Fall of 2015. This one-year posi­tion will be full-time  (40 hours/week) and pays approx­i­mately $38,814 plus benefits.

The SLC VAMC is located on a 70 acre cam­pus sit­u­ated at the foot of the rugged Wasatch Moun­tains over­look­ing the city below. The area offers a vari­ety of out­door recre­ational activ­i­ties includ­ing hik­ing, bik­ing, and world class ski­ing & cul­tural venues includ­ing con­certs, the­atre, and din­ing opportunities.

The George E. Wahlen Depart­ment of Vet­er­ans Affairs Med­ical Cen­ter is a 121 — bed ter­tiary care facil­ity serv­ing Vet­er­ans resid­ing within a 25,000 square mile area within VISN 19. It is closely affil­i­ated with the Uni­ver­sity of Utah School of Med­i­cine. SLC VAMC offers tra­di­tional and spe­cialty care ser­vices includ­ing pathol­ogy, radi­ol­ogy, neu­rol­ogy, nuclear med­i­cine and psy­chi­a­try. We pro­vide Tele­health ser­vices to Vet­er­ans liv­ing in rural set­tings and are a Poly­trauma Clinic Sup­port Team (Level III) pro­vid­ing ser­vices for OEF/OIF vet­er­ans. Our Speech-Language Pathol­ogy Sec­tion main­tains close inter­ac­tion with a vari­ety of teams includ­ing Radi­ol­ogy, Geri­atrics, Oto­laryn­gol­ogy, Nutri­tion, Pros­thet­ics & Sen­sory Aids, and Phys­i­cal Med­i­cine & Rehabilitation.

The Clin­i­cal Fel­low will engage in a pro­fes­sion­ally chal­leng­ing year gain­ing expe­ri­ence in eval­u­a­tion and treat­ment of adults with dys­pha­gia (flu­o­roscopy & FEES), cog­ni­tive com­mu­ni­ca­tion impair­ments,  apha­sia, dysarthria and voice dis­or­ders includ­ing spe­cial pop­u­la­tions (i.e. H&N Can­cer and Trans­gen­der). Addi­tion­ally, there will be an oppor­tu­nity to work closely with the Apha­sia and Apraxia of Speech Research Lab.

Inter­ested appli­cants should sub­mit the following:

  • Cover Letter/Letter of intent sum­ma­riz­ing expe­ri­ence in Med­ical Speech-Language Pathology
  • Resume
  • Two let­ters of recommendation
  • Official/Unofficial tran­scripts (grad­u­ate school)

Appli­ca­tion pack­ets must be received no later than March 13, 2015.

Inter­views for selected appli­cants will be sched­uled for early April 2015 (in per­son or via video­con­fer­ence).  Please do not hes­i­tate to call or email any ques­tions regard­ing this position.

Tiffany Atkin­son M.S., CCC-SLP
Lead Speech-Language Pathol­o­gist
George E Wahlen VAMC
500 Foothill Drive– 126
Salt Lake City, UT 84148
(801) 582‑1565 ext. 5192

Please Volunteer for Brain Awareness Week — March 3rd

Vol­un­teer for Brain Aware­ness Week Open House!
The UW Neu­ro­science Com­mu­nity Out­reach Group is putting on its largest event of the year, which will take place on Tues­day, March 3rd from 9 AM — 1:30 PM in the UW HUB ballrooms.
Over 600 stu­dents from Seat­tle ele­men­tary and mid­dle schools will be attend­ing to learn about the brain through lec­tures and inter­ac­tive activ­i­ties. As you can imag­ine, we need lots of vol­un­teers for this event!
Please con­sider sign­ing up for a shift or two — they’re only 1 to 1.5 hours long, and you don’t need to know much about the brain to vol­un­teer. Instruc­tions for all activ­i­ties will be pro­vided to the volunteers.
For more infor­ma­tion or to sign up, please go to Please tell your friends and labmates!!!

Opportunity to gain experience with an adult with communication challenges

I am seek­ing a vol­un­teer to be a com­pan­ion for my wife
while I am work­ing at the Bal­lard Food Bank.
My job is to load the deliv­ery van and then take gro­ceries
to the homes and apart­ments of seniors and other
dis­abled who live in the Bal­lard area~
The time com­mit­ment would be from 7:00AM to
approx­i­mately 11:15 AM on Wednes­day morn­ings.
The vol­un­teer com­pan­ion would keep com­pany with my
wife at the Food bank while I am doing my work,
Part of the time you could help her with shelv­ing
gro­ceries and other light tasks needed at the food bank.
I would be happy to pick up and return the vol­un­teer to
the Uni­ver­sity district.

Please call {206) 522‑6145 or e-mail to dis­cuss details.

CFY South Texas VA

The South Texas Vet­er­ans Health Care Sys­tem Speech-Language Pathol­ogy sec­tion is pleased to announce two Clin­i­cal Fel­low­ship oppor­tu­ni­ties. Both posi­tions are tem­po­rary appoint­ments, with a start date of late sum­mer 2015.

The goal of the clin­i­cal fel­low­ship is to pro­vide expe­ri­ence in the speech-language pathol­ogy scope of prac­tice along a broad con­tin­uum of care.

The Audie L Mur­phy Memo­r­ial Vet­er­ans Hos­pi­tal, a level 1A – high com­plex­ity facil­ity, is the pri­mary rota­tion site and will offer the clin­i­cal fel­low expe­ri­ence in eval­u­a­tion and treat­ment of cog­ni­tive com­mu­ni­ca­tion impair­ments, lan­guage impair­ments, motor speech impair­ments, swal­low­ing and voice dis­or­ders. Train­ing will include:

  • Eval­u­a­tion and treat­ment of emerg­ing consciousness
  • Flu­o­ro­scopic swal­low evaluations
  • Endo­scopic swal­low evaluations
  • Eval­u­a­tion and train­ing in use of assis­tive technology
  • Stro­bo­scopic voice evaluations
  • Post-laryngectomy voice restoration

The San Anto­nio Mil­i­tary Med­ical Cen­ter, a Level 1 trauma cen­ter and DoD’s largest inpa­tient hos­pi­tal, will offer a pedi­atric rota­tion where the clin­i­cal fel­low will be exposed to care in the NICU, pedi­atric flu­o­ro­scopic swal­low eval­u­a­tion and Inter­dis­ci­pli­nary Infant-Toddler Clinic and Feed­ing Team.

San Anto­nio is the 7th largest city in the United States, but is known for its feel as a “big, small town.” Hous­ing is very afford­able and schools are excel­lent. San Anto­nio is known for the Alamo, River Walk, Sea World and Six Flags Fiesta Texas. The city is two hours from the beach and is home to the NBA Cham­pion San Anto­nio Spurs.

To apply, please sub­mit a résumé, let­ter of intent, and 3 let­ters of rec­om­men­da­tion by Fri­day, March 27th, 2015. Please send résumé and let­ter of intent together elec­tron­i­cally. Let­ters of rec­om­men­da­tion may be sent sep­a­rately via email and/or postal mail to the following:

Speech-Language Pathol­ogy MS126
ATTN: Ryan Brooks or Kim Chur­ness
South Texas Vet­er­ans Health Care Sys­tem
7400 Mer­ton Minter Blvd
San Anto­nio, TX 78229

Ryan Brooks:
Kim Chur­ness: