Southern Arizona VA SLP CF

There is a CF posi­tion avail­able in Tuc­son at the South­ern Ari­zona VA Health Care Sys­tem.  The Clin­i­cal Fel­low­ship pro­vides expe­ri­ence in the eval­u­a­tion and treat­ment of adults with cog­ni­tive com­mu­ni­ca­tion impair­ments, apha­sia, motor speech dis­or­ders, swal­low­ing disorders/dysphagia and voice dis­or­ders.  The Speech Pathol­ogy depart­ment serves inpa­tients, out­pa­tients, and reha­bil­i­ta­tion res­i­dents of the Com­mu­nity Liv­ing Cen­ter.  Over the course of the rota­tion,  the Clin­i­cal Fel­low can expect to have a com­bi­na­tion of inpa­tient and out­pa­tient expe­ri­ence and include train­ing in per­form­ing swal­low eval­u­a­tions (bed­side, flu­o­ro­scopic, and endo­scopic), endo­scopic voice eval­u­a­tions, post laryn­gec­tomy voice restora­tion, lan­guage and cog­ni­tive ther­apy, as well as assis­tive tech­nol­ogy for aug­ment­ing com­mu­ni­ca­tion and cog­ni­tion.   The CF will work pro­fes­sion­ally with a vari­ety of spe­cialty ser­vices and teams, includ­ing Nurs­ing, Neu­rol­ogy, Neu­ropsy­chol­ogy, Reha­bil­i­ta­tion Med­i­cine, Nutri­tion, Oto­laryn­gol­ogy, and Pri­mary Care.  The rota­tion will also include work with the Poly­trauma clinic and Trau­matic Brain Injury team (Tuc­son VA is a Poly­trauma Net­work site pro­vid­ing Level II inpa­tient and out­pa­tient ser­vices for OEF/OIF vet­er­ans), involv­ing spe­cial col­lab­o­ra­tion with Neu­ropsy­chi­a­try and Psychology.

Tuc­son boasts a truly unique cul­ture and food scene.  Down­town and 4th Avenue have a huge vari­ety of shops, restau­rants, and monthly activ­i­ties.  The Tuc­son Gem & Min­eral Show, his­toric Tuc­son Rodeo, as well as the All Souls Pro­ces­sion are annual events not to miss.  With 350 sunny days a year, our out­doors are always open.  Sum­mers are hot, but remem­ber, it is a “dry” heat.  Both beau­ti­ful Mex­i­can beaches and win­ter sport resorts are only a 4 hour drive away.

The posi­tion is ten­ta­tively sched­uled to begin the Sum­mer of 2015 and is a full time (Monday-Friday) 12 month posi­tion, with a com­pen­sa­tion pack­age that includes salary, health ben­e­fits, and sick and annual leave.

Instruc­tion for applying:

Please send the fol­low­ing items all together in the same packet:

1)  Resume/CV

2)  Let­ter of interest

3)  2 Let­ters of Rec­om­men­da­tion from fac­ulty or clin­i­cal super­vi­sors — emailed directly or sent to the address below.

4)  Under­grad­u­ate and grad­u­ate tran­scripts (these can be unofficial)

All appli­ca­tion pack­ets must be received by Fri­day, Jan­u­ary 30. Inter­views for selected appli­cants will be sched­uled for late Feb­ru­ary 2015 (in per­son or via video­con­fer­ence).  Late or incom­plete appli­ca­tions will not be considered.

For fur­ther infor­ma­tion or ques­tions, please con­tact Rebecca Brinker­hoff at or (520) 792‑1450 x5275.

Rite Care of Washington (Spokane) SLP Opening

CFY Accepted

Rite­Care of Washington|Spokane (RCS) invites appli­ca­tions for a new full-time salaried posi­tion of a speech-language pathol­o­gist (SLP) at its clinic located down­town Spokane. For 25 years RCS, a pri­vate non­profit orga­ni­za­tion, has pro­vided speech ther­apy, par­ent edu­ca­tion and related ser­vices for chil­dren ages two through seven and their fam­i­lies. Our vision is that all chil­dren will have the ver­bal com­mu­ni­ca­tion skills needed for suc­cess at home, in school and in life. Our clients are typ­i­cal in areas of devel­op­ment with the excep­tion of sig­nif­i­cant to severe speech and/or lan­guage delays.

SLPs develop inten­sive indi­vid­u­al­ized ther­apy plans based on best prac­tices. Treat­ment is not lim­ited by insur­ance or the family’s abil­ity to pay as all ser­vices are pro­vided at no cost to fam­i­lies. Results of our method are extra­or­di­nary; the vast major­ity of chil­dren we treat achieve remark­able suc­cess. Rite­Care SLP’s enjoy deliv­er­ing care with in our model and aver­age tenure is more than 15 years.

The suc­cess­ful can­di­date will pro­vide clin­i­cal ser­vices to chil­dren and their fam­i­lies to include com­pre­hen­sive eval­u­a­tions, speech and/or lan­guage ther­apy, fam­ily edu­ca­tion and con­sul­ta­tion. She/he will col­lab­o­rate with ther­a­pists, teach­ers, par­ents and other med­ical or com­mu­nity care providers to meet the com­mu­ni­ca­tion needs of clients.

Staff par­tic­i­pate in com­mu­nity engage­ment activ­i­ties and events. SLPs often meet with ongo­ing and poten­tial con­trib­u­tors to help them bet­ter under­stand the qual­ity of RCS and how their sup­port makes an aston­ish­ing dif­fer­ence in the long-term suc­cess of children.

Ben­e­fits include: a begin­ning salary of $50,000 to $55,000 per year depend­ing on one’s pro­fes­sional back­ground; $500 per month of addi­tional com­pen­sa­tion to defer the cost of ben­e­fits (e.g. health insur­ance, child care, etc.), pur­chased inde­pen­dently; up to a 4% of salary match con­tributed to our tax-deferred retire­ment pro­gram (a 403B plan); finan­cial sup­port for con­tin­u­ing edu­ca­tion includ­ing national con­fer­ences and to achieve/maintain cer­ti­fi­ca­tion, licen­sure and lia­bil­ity insur­ance; free park­ing; a pri­vate office; a gen­er­ous vaca­tion pol­icy; obser­vance of ten national hol­i­days plus a float­ing hol­i­day; and more.

The suc­cess­ful can­di­date must have a mas­ter degree in speech lan­guage pathol­ogy, pass a crim­i­nal back­ground check before being employed and obtain licen­sure and cer­ti­fi­ca­tion within one year of the date of employment.

Inter­ested can­di­dates should sub­mit a resume and let­ter of inter­est as soon as pos­si­ble, in the Word or PDF for­mat, as attach­ments to an email addressed to: Only email/electronic appli­ca­tions will be con­sid­ered. This posi­tion is open until filled.

MS Students — Lab Position Opening / Dr. Ludo Max

Dr. Max’s research lab­o­ra­tory has an open posi­tion for a paid grad­u­ate stu­dent from the core
or med­ical SLP pro­gram. Can­di­dates with or with­out work-study fund­ing will be considered.

The selected can­di­date will con­tribute to the laboratory’s research for (on aver­age) 10 hours per week by:

• Work­ing closely with the department’s par­tic­i­pant pool coor­di­na­tor to iden­tify and recruit
stut­ter­ing and non­stut­ter­ing chil­dren and adults
• Sched­ul­ing speech and lan­guage test ses­sions and exper­i­ments
• Admin­is­ter­ing clin­i­cal speech and lan­guage tests to stut­ter­ing and non­stut­ter­ing
chil­dren between the ages of 3 and 9 (e.g., PPVT, EVT, Goldman-Fristoe, TELD)
• Iden­ti­fy­ing dys­flu­en­cies in speech sam­ples and com­plet­ing the Stut­ter­ing Sever­ity
Instru­ment for chil­dren and adults who stut­ter
• Assist­ing with data col­lec­tion for var­i­ous research exper­i­ments (e.g., elec­trode caps,
• Con­duct­ing tele­phone inter­views with prospec­tive par­tic­i­pants (or their par­ents for


Require­ments for this posi­tion include:
• Core or Med SLP grad­u­ate stu­dent
• Excel­lent skills in work­ing with chil­dren 3–9 years of age as well as adults
• Well-organized in keep­ing track of sev­eral prospec­tive par­tic­i­pants and sched­ul­ing
appoint­ments, mak­ing follow-up and reminder phone calls
• Great atten­tion for detail in doc­u­ment­ing par­tic­i­pant data and test results
• Flex­i­ble sched­ule (par­ents some­times can only sched­ule appoint­ments on Sat­ur­day or
The posi­tion is avail­able for the Win­ter 2015 quar­ter, and, con­tin­gent upon sat­is­fac­tory
per­for­mance, renew­able in future quar­ters.
For more infor­ma­tion about this posi­tion, please con­tact Dr. Ludo Max by Decem­ber 31, 2014

Puget Sound Health Care System VA CF 2015–2016

The VA Puget Sound Health Care Sys­tem is cur­rently accept­ing appli­ca­tions for
Speech Lan­guage Pathol­ogy Clin­i­cal Fel­low­ship can­di­dates for 2015–2016

The VA Puget Sound Health Care Sys­tem Clin­i­cal Fel­low­ships pro­vide expe­ri­ence in the eval­u­a­tion and treat­ment of adults with cog­ni­tive com­mu­ni­ca­tion impair­ments, apha­sia, motor speech dis­or­ders, swal­low­ing disorders/dysphagia and voice dis­or­ders.  The Clin­i­cal Fel­low can expect train­ing in per­form­ing flu­o­ro­scopic and endo­scopic swal­low eval­u­a­tions, endo­scopic voice eval­u­a­tions, post laryn­gec­tomy voice restora­tion as well as assis­tive tech­nol­ogy for aug­ment­ing com­mu­ni­ca­tion and cog­ni­tion.   The Clin­i­cal Fel­low works closely with a vari­ety of spe­cialty ser­vices and teams, includ­ing Neu­rol­ogy, Neu­ropsy­chol­ogy, Reha­bil­i­ta­tion Med­i­cine, Nutri­tion, Oto­laryn­gol­ogy, Pri­mary Care and the Trau­matic Brain Injury Program.

We are cur­rently accept­ing appli­ca­tions for Clin­i­cal Fel­lows, with rota­tions in both our Seat­tle and Amer­i­can Lake divi­sions.  The Seat­tle divi­sion includes expe­ri­ences in acute care, inpa­tient reha­bil­i­ta­tion, and spinal cord injury units, a com­mu­nity liv­ing cen­ter, and gen­eral out­pa­tient. The Amer­i­can Lake divi­sion (in Lake­wood, Wash­ing­ton) focuses on expe­ri­ences in gen­eral out­pa­tient, the com­mu­nity liv­ing cen­ter, and the Poly­trauma clinic and team (VA Puget Sound pro­vides Poly­trauma Care (Level II) ser­vices for OEF/OIF veterans).

The posi­tions are ten­ta­tively sched­uled to begin mid-late Octo­ber 2015 and are full time (Monday-Friday) 12 month posi­tions, with a com­pen­sa­tion pack­age that includes salary, health ben­e­fits, and sick and annual leave. 

Appli­cants are asked to send the fol­low­ing via email to

1)  Resume/CV
2)  Cover let­ter
3)  3 Let­ters of Rec­om­men­da­tion from fac­ulty or clin­i­cal super­vi­sors — emailed directly or sent to the address below.
4)  A brief (1/2 — 1 page) sum­mary of a mem­o­rable assess­ment and/or course of inter­ven­tion with a patient: please pro­vide a brief overview of your his­tory with the patient, and why this expe­ri­ence was memorable.

All appli­ca­tion pack­ets must be received by Fri­day, Jan­u­ary 23. Inter­views for selected appli­cants will be sched­uled for late Feb­ru­ary 2015 (in per­son or via video­con­fer­ence).  Late or incom­plete appli­ca­tions will not be considered.

For fur­ther infor­ma­tion or ques­tions, please con­tact Junette Hope McGou­gin at or (253) 583‑1861.

Junette Hope McGou­gin, MCD, CCC-SLP
Speech  Lan­guage Pathol­o­gist
VA Puget Sound Health Care Sys­tem
1660 South Columbian Way, S-126
Seat­tle, Wash­ing­ton 98108

Phone: 253–583-1861

Minneapolis VA CF 2015–2016

Two Clin­i­cal Fel­low­ship Posi­tions Avail­able for FY 2016
Min­neapo­lis Vet­er­ans Affairs Health Care Sys­tem (MVAHCS)
Speech-Language Pathol­ogy Sec­tion
Phys­i­cal Med­i­cine and Reha­bil­i­ta­tion Service

The Speech-Language Pathol­ogy Sec­tion at the Min­neapo­lis VA Health Care Sys­tem (MVAHCS) is pleased to announce two (2) Clin­i­cal Fel­low­ship posi­tions avail­able for Fis­cal Year 2016, with desired start in Sum­mer 2015.

Clin­i­cal Fel­lows par­tic­i­pate in a truly inter­dis­ci­pli­nary team approach to eval­u­a­tion and treat­ment of vet­er­ans served within the med­ical cen­ter.  Vet­er­ans served cross the age span from young adult through older adult pop­u­la­tions.   Clin­i­cal fel­lows eval­u­ate and treat com­mu­ni­ca­tion, cog­ni­tive and swal­low­ing dis­or­ders related to stroke, head and neck can­cer, TBI & Poly­trauma and a wide vari­ety of med­ical diag­noses and degen­er­a­tive dis­eases.  They receive train­ing in instru­men­tal assess­ment and treat­ment pro­ce­dures (e.g. Mod­i­fied Bar­ium Swal­lows, FEES, Stro­boscopy, Swal­low­Strong).  Fel­lows are active par­tic­i­pants in the care of vet­er­ans in med­ical and sur­gi­cal wards, reha­bil­i­ta­tion units (acute, sub­a­cute), out­pa­tient clin­ics, and inten­sive care units.  They par­tic­i­pate in inter­dis­ci­pli­nary con­fer­ences and rounds, fam­ily con­fer­ences, co-treatments with other ser­vice providers, group ther­apy ses­sions, and local and national out­comes data col­lec­tion (e.g. FIM, NOMS and other out­comes mea­sures).  There may be oppor­tu­nity to par­tic­i­pate in research as well.  Fel­lows are strongly encour­aged to take advan­tage of the many con­tin­u­ing edu­ca­tion oppor­tu­ni­ties offered within the hos­pi­tal and com­mu­nity.  The Min­neapo­lis VA Health Care Sys­tem is a spe­cialty site for Assis­tive Tech­nol­ogy, a TBI Cen­ter of Excel­lence and is one of five rec­og­nized Poly­trauma Cen­ters in the VAMVAHCS offers CARF-accredited pro­grams in inpa­tient reha­bil­i­ta­tion for ampu­ta­tion, brain Injury, stroke, and spinal cord injury; res­i­den­tial tran­si­tional reha­bil­i­ta­tion for brain Injury,  out­pa­tient brain injury and spinal cord injury, assis­tive tech­nol­ogy, and chronic pain.

Min­neapo­lis is the home of Prince, Post-Its, Wheaties, and A Prairie Home Com­pan­ion.  It is known for its lakes and parks and offers a wide vari­ety of recre­ational activ­i­ties, music, arts, out­stand­ing restau­rants, and sports.  It is con­sis­tently ranked as one of the most lit­er­ate cities in the coun­try and offers a wide vari­ety of edu­ca­tional oppor­tu­ni­ties.  It is not as cold here as you might think (no one has even men­tioned the phrase ‘polar vor­tex’ this year) and Min­neapo­lis has more golfers per capita than any other city in the U.S..

Fur­ther infor­ma­tion on the Min­neapo­lis VA Med­ical Cen­ter may be found on the Min­neapo­lis VA Health Care Sys­tem web­site at .   Appli­cants may apply for con­sid­er­a­tion by sub­mit­ting a cover let­ter, resume/vitae, unof­fi­cial under­grad­u­ate and grad­u­ate school tran­scripts, and three let­ters of ref­er­ence.   Appli­cants may sub­mit these mate­ri­als via post or email by Feb­ru­ary 6th to:

Don MacLen­nan, M.A., CCC-SLP
Min­neapo­lis Vet­er­ans Affairs Health Care Sys­tem
One Vet­er­ans Drive  (127A)
Min­neapo­lis, MN  55417

For fur­ther ques­tions, please con­tact Don MacLen­nan at (612) 467‑1530, or e-mail

Cincinnati VA CF 2015–2016


Cincin­nati Vet­er­ans Affairs Med­ical Cen­ter
Posi­tions begin: Sum­mer or Early Fall 2015
Dead­line for appli­ca­tions: Jan­u­ary 20, 2015

CF posi­tions in speech-language pathol­ogy are avail­able at Cincin­nati VA Med­ical Cen­ter. The Speech Pathol­ogy Sec­tion serves inpa­tients, out­pa­tients, and res­i­dents of a Com­mu­nity Liv­ing Cen­ter. CFs will inter­act pro­fes­sion­ally with spe­cialty ser­vices includ­ing Neu­rol­ogy, ENT, Med­i­cine, Nutri­tion, Nurs­ing, and other reha­bil­i­ta­tion ther­a­pies. All CFs will gain expe­ri­ence and pro­vide ser­vices in all areas of med­ical speech pathol­ogy, includ­ing evaluation/treatment of indi­vid­u­als with dys­pha­gia, speech and lan­guage dis­or­ders, cog­ni­tive dis­or­ders, voice dis­or­ders, and tra­cheostomy. They may also gain spe­cial­ized expe­ri­ence in cog­ni­tive reha­bil­i­ta­tion for vet­er­ans with TBI/polytrauma, neu­ro­genic com­mu­ni­ca­tion dis­or­ders, endo­scopic pro­ce­dures (FEES and videostro­boscopy), and laryn­gec­tomy care. We are seek­ing can­di­dates with a strong inter­est in med­ical speech pathol­ogy and a desire to grow pro­fes­sion­ally in a fast-paced, learning-oriented med­ical setting.


* CF posi­tions are for one year.
* These are tem­po­rary appoint­ments with­out poten­tial to become per­ma­nent posi­tions.
*Appli­cants with a strong aca­d­e­mic back­ground and/or clin­i­cal expe­ri­ence in neu­ro­science, neu­ro­genic cognitive/ com­mu­ni­ca­tion dis­or­ders, voice, and dys­pha­gia are pre­ferred.
*Only US cit­i­zens are eli­gi­ble to apply.



*Let­ter of inter­est 
describ­ing why you would like to be part of our team
*Grad­u­ate pro­gram tran­scripts (can be unof­fi­cial)
*2 let­ters of rec­om­men­da­tion from fac­ulty or clin­i­cal super­vi­sors in a sealed enve­lope (include these in your packet and please do not send separately)

*Please do not sta­ple pages and please print one sided pages only

*Inter­views will be sched­uled for selected appli­cants in early February

All appli­ca­tion pack­ets must be post­marked by Tues­day Jan­u­ary 20, 2015. All inter­views will be held in mid-February (in per­son or via video­con­fer­ence). Late or incom­plete appli­ca­tions will not be considered.

Please send to:

Cincin­nati Vet­er­ans Affairs Med­ical Cen­ter
Speech Pathol­ogy Sec­tion (126)
Kathy Groves, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
3200 Vine Street
Cincin­nati, Ohio 45220

Please con­tact us with ques­tions 513–861-3100, ext. 5226 or 5293

Part Time Nanny Position


Hi, all —  A friend of mine is look­ing for some­one who can take her son to some of his after-school appoint­ments. She thinks some­one famil­iar with speech and hear­ing sci­ences would be a great fit and best under­stand her son’s needs, as he has been diag­nosed with autism. I’ve worked with this fam­ily before, and they are fan­tas­tic! The son is in first grade and an absolute treat to be around — socia­ble, funny, a hard worker. Start­ing in Jan­u­ary, they would need some­one to drive him on Thurs­days at 3pm from Queen Anne to North Gate for an hour-long appoint­ment and then back to their home in Green Lake. They would also love avail­abil­ity on Wednes­day after­noons for his occu­pa­tional ther­apy appoint­ments, but that need is sec­ondary. If you’re inter­ested, please email the mother at with “SPHSC nanny” in the sub­ject line. Thanks!

Kim A. Gon­za­lez
Research Coor­di­na­tor | Infant Hear­ing Lab | Uni­ver­sity of Washington

Adult subjects needed for Hearing studies: Earn $15

We cur­rently need adult par­tic­i­pants for our stud­ies in the Infant Hear­ing Lab! Must be between 18 and 30 years old, no his­tory of hear­ing loss. We would need you to come in to our lab for a one-hour visit, and you’ll be paid $15 for your time.



Kim A. Gonzalez

Research Coor­di­na­tor | Infant Hear­ing Lab | Uni­ver­sity of Washington

 (206) 543‑6958


Speech Pathologist position in Georgia

A GS-12 Speech Pathol­ogy posi­tion is open in the Gar­den City – Augusta, GA. To all of you North­ern­ers out there, today it is a lovely 73 degrees and sunny!

Augusta Geor­gia is the home of the world renowned ‘Mas­ters’ golf tour­na­ment and is Georgia’s sec­ond old­est and sec­ond largest city. Please visit the offi­cial Augusta web­site to learn more about this ever chang­ing and excit­ing city:

The Augusta Char­lie Nor­wood VA Med­ical Cen­ter is a two-division Med­ical Cen­ter that pro­vides ter­tiary care in med­i­cine, surgery, neu­rol­ogy, psy­chi­a­try, reha­bil­i­ta­tion med­i­cine, and spinal cord injury. The Med­ical Cen­ter is affil­i­ated with the Geor­gia Health Sci­ences Uni­ver­sity, Augusta, GA and as such inte­grates teach­ing, research, and advanced patient care, mak­ing it an attrac­tive aca­d­e­mic med­ical cen­ter. This facil­ity offers a full spec­trum of com­pre­hen­sive health care ser­vices, using state-of-the-art tech­nol­ogy and inno­v­a­tive pro­grams, as well as edu­ca­tion and research benefits.

The posi­tion is open from 12/2 – 12/19/14. Please feel free to email or call if you have questions.

E. Kim­berly Barry, Au.D.
Audi­ol­ogy and Speech Pathol­ogy Ser­vice
1 Free­dom Way (126U)
Augusta, GA 30904–6285

Application for the 2015–2016 Boren Fellowships Now Open

David L. Boren Fel­low­ship Appli­ca­tion, 2015–2016

Funded by the National Secu­rity Edu­ca­tion Pro­gram (NSEP) and admin­is­tered by the Insti­tute for Inter­na­tional Edu­ca­tion (IIE)

DEADLINE: Jan­u­ary 27, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. (PST)

UW Infor­ma­tion Ses­sion Webi­nars: 12/4, 12/9, 1/6 (See times and reg­is­ter here)

The David L. Boren Fel­low­ship pro­vides a unique fund­ing oppor­tu­nity for U.S. stu­dents to study in world regions crit­i­cal to U.S. inter­ests (includ­ing Africa, Asia, Cen­tral & East­ern Europe, Eura­sia, Latin Amer­ica, and the Mid­dle East). The coun­tries of West­ern Europe, Canada, Aus­tralia, and New Zealand are excluded.

The fel­low­ship allows grad­u­ate stu­dents to add an impor­tant inter­na­tional and lan­guage com­po­nent to their grad­u­ate stud­ies. Boren Fel­lows can receive up to $24,000 for over­seas study or up to $30,000 for a com­bi­na­tion of over­seas and domes­tic study.

More infor­ma­tion on pre­ferred geo­graphic regions, lan­guages, and fields of study, as well as appli­ca­tion pro­ce­dures can be found at Addi­tion­ally, an upcom­ing sched­ule of webi­nars pre­sented by the IIE can be found at

For more infor­ma­tion please con­tact Michelle Drapek (, or con­tact the Boren Awards at 1‑800‑618‑NSEP or

Eli­gi­bil­ity Require­ments:

  • U.S. cit­i­zen­ship at the time of application
  • Must be matric­u­lated into a grad­u­ate pro­gram when award star 
  • Can­not grad­u­ate from pro­gram until fel­low­ship is complete