School SLP CFs in Olympia, WA

We are cur­rently review­ing resumes of Clin­i­cal Fel­lows inter­ested in work­ing in school based set­tings in the Olympia, WA area.  Inter­views will be held week of May 5th so be sure to apply immediately!

Cum­ber­land Ther­apy Ser­vices has been pro­vid­ing qual­ity, car­ing ther­apy and spe­cial edu­ca­tion ser­vices to school dis­tricts, pri­vate ther­a­peu­tic schools, early inter­ven­tion pro­grams and other pedi­atric facil­i­ties across the USA for 20 years. We do antic­i­pate a con­tin­u­ing need for tal­ented Speech Lan­guage Pathol­o­gists at the dis­tricts we work with for any grad­u­ates that might be look­ing for a posi­tion, and we are proud to offer career resources and a robust new grad­u­ate pro­gram to stu­dents cur­rently in grad­u­ate SLP programs.

We offer career coun­sel­ing, resume reviews, and inter­view assis­tance pro­vided by our expe­ri­enced recruiters and Cum­ber­land SLP mentors.

Through our Cum­ber­land Kick­start pro­gram for 1st and 2nd year clin­i­cians, we offer access to our net­work of schools in the United States, two years of access to CE courses, par­tic­i­pa­tion in our men­tor­ing pro­gram, access to an online net­work of ther­a­pists, and an extremely com­pre­hen­sive ben­e­fits package.

To apply:  Please email updated resume to

New SLP Praxis Exam

Dear M.S. students -

I am writ­ing to inform you of a change in the Praxis II Sub­ject Assess­ment Exam­i­na­tion in Speech-Language Pathol­ogy. As you know, a pass­ing score on this national exam­i­na­tion is required for clin­i­cal cer­ti­fi­ca­tion by ASHA (CCCs) and to obtain licensure/credentials in most states.
All accred­ited degree pro­grams were informed last week by the Edu­ca­tional Test­ing Ser­vice (ETS) that there will be a revised SLP Praxis exam­i­na­tion put into place on Sep­tem­ber 1, 2014. 
ASHA’s Coun­cil for Clin­i­cal Cer­ti­fi­ca­tion in Audi­ol­ogy and Speech-Language Pathol­ogy (CFCC) defines the stan­dards for clin­i­cal cer­ti­fi­ca­tion in our field. As you are all aware, the CFCC recently made changes to the SLP cer­ti­fi­ca­tion stan­dards, and the new 2014 Stan­dards for Cer­ti­fi­ca­tion in Speech-Language Pathol­ogy go into effect Sep­tem­ber 1, 2014.  This Praxis exam change is directly related to the change in cer­ti­fi­ca­tion stan­dards and the exam has been altered to align with these standards. 
Impor­tant things to know:
1. If you will be tak­ing your national Praxis exam­i­na­tion BEFORE 9/1/14, you will receive the exist­ing exam, which is based on the cur­rent 2005 Speech-Language Pathol­ogy Cer­ti­fi­ca­tion Stan­dards. A pass­ing score on this exam is 600 or greater on a scale of 250–990.
Right now on the ETS web­site you can find:
The cur­rent SLP exam can be taken in a paper for­mat (test # 0330) or a computer-based for­mat (test #5330). We’ve been informed by ETS and the CFCC of the remain­ing 2013–2014 test dates for this exam are as follows:
Computer-based test­ing:
  • April 1st –19th
  • May 12th –24th
  • June 16th — 21st
  • July 14th — 26th
  • August 4th — 16th
Paper-based test­ing:
  • June 7th
2. If you will be tak­ing your national Praxis exam­i­na­tion ON OR AFTER 9/1/14, you will receive the new exam which is based on the 2014 Speech-Language Pathol­ogy Cer­ti­fi­ca­tion Stan­dards. A pass­ing score on the new exam is 162 or higher on a 100–200 scale.
  • The new test will only be avail­able as a computer-based exam. There will no longer be a paper-based exam option.
  • The new test code for SLP is 5331
  • Attached is the new 5331 Speech-Language Pathol­ogy Test at a Glance.  5331 SLP TAAG 040214
  • The new 5331 Praxis Study Com­pan­ion will become avail­able on the ETS web­site this summer.
As we learn of more infor­ma­tion, we will pass it along to you. Chrissie and I are both avail­able for ques­tions in the meantime.
Best regards,

UW Commencement — Your Steps to a Great Commencement Day

Your Steps to a Great Com­mence­ment Day
Husky Sta­dium — June 14, 2014
Visit for com­plete cer­e­mony information.

1. Eli­gi­bil­ity:
Bach­e­lor Can­di­dates:  Stu­dents who earned a degree in Sum­mer 2013, Autumn
2013, or Win­ter 2014, or have applied to grad­u­ate with a depart­men­tal
advi­sor for Spring 2014 or Sum­mer 2014 are eli­gi­ble. Once the appli­ca­tion
for grad­u­a­tion has been com­pleted and received by the Office of Grad­u­a­tion
and Aca­d­e­mic Records (206–543-1803), the stu­dent will be eli­gi­ble to
com­plete the Com­mence­ment Registration/Order Form.

Master’s, Doc­toral or Pro­fes­sional Can­di­dates: Grad­u­ates who earned their
degrees in Sum­mer 2013, Autumn 2013, or Win­ter 2014 or can­di­dates who have a
rea­son­able expec­ta­tion of grad­u­at­ing in Spring 2014 or Sum­mer 2014 are
eli­gi­ble to participate.

Names Listed in Pro­gram:  The Com­mence­ment pro­gram lists the names of
grad­u­ates from Sum­mer 2013 through Spring 2014.  Note: Spring 2014
Bachelor’s Degree can­di­dates must have their Appli­ca­tion to Grad­u­ate
<>  sub­mit­ted
and received by the Office of Grad­u­a­tion and Aca­d­e­mic Records by the April
18th dead­line in order to have their names listed. Master’s and Doc­toral
degree can­di­dates must have their Master’s Degree Request sub­mit­ted or
Doc­toral Final Exam sched­uled, by April 18th in order to have their names
listed.  Sum­mer 2014 grad­u­ates’ names will be listed in the fol­low­ing year’s
pro­gram.  Stu­dents who do not wish to have their names listed in the pro­gram
must con­tact the Office of the Reg­is­trar (206–543-5378).

Honors: If you qual­ify for Col­lege, Depart­men­tal, or Inter­dis­ci­pli­nary
Hon­ors, be sure you or your advi­sor has sub­mit­ted your Depart­men­tal Hon­ors
Invi­ta­tion to the Hon­ors Pro­gram (MGH 211 or Box 352800) by April 18, 2014.
For bac­calau­re­ate hon­ors infor­ma­tion visit:

2. Sign­ing Up and Order­ing Apparel, Park­ing Per­mits, and Guest Tick­ets online
Register/Place your order online:  May 7 — May 25 at

Husky Sta­dium Cer­e­mony: Par­tic­i­pants must reg­is­ter and order tick­ets,
pre-paid park­ing per­mits, and apparel no later than May 25th via the above
web­site.  Pay­ment will be taken online when final­iz­ing your order.  Visa,
Mas­ter­Card, debit card, or valid check­ing account num­ber will be accepted.

Apparel prices: Bach­e­lor apparel (pur­chase only) — $45.00, Master’s apparel
(pur­chase only) — $65.00, Pro­fes­sional apparel (rental) — $75.00, Ph.D.
(rental) — $85.00. **See web­site for Professional/Doctoral pur­chase

**For our doc­toral can­di­dates, we are offer­ing a spe­cial oppor­tu­nity to meet
with Oak Hall Cap & Gown. They will be on cam­pus (Mary Gates Hall, Room 134
– the Career Cen­ter) on April 9 and April 10, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.,
to answer any ques­tions doc­toral can­di­dates might have about pur­chas­ing
aca­d­e­mic regalia.  To sched­ule an appoint­ment with Oak Hall, please fill out
our cat­a­lyst sur­vey at by
<> by April 8th.  We will
con­tact them to let them know about appoint­ment times.

Park­ing Per­mits: Pur­chase cam­pus park­ing online dur­ing reg­is­tra­tion at

3.      Indi­vid­ual School/College or Depart­men­tal Cer­e­mony par­tic­i­pants - Par­tic­i­pants must order via the above web­site by May 25th, 2014, if your cer­e­mony requires apparel or park­ing per­mits.  Per­mits ($14) are required to park on cam­pus dur­ing nor­mal park­ing hours or on June 14th.  Pay­ment will be taken online.

4.      Pick Up Your Order - May 29th — June 7th (stu­dents will select spe­cific dates online) at the UW Book Store (dur­ing nor­mal book store hours).

5.      Come to Husky Sta­dium, June 14th, at 12:30.  CONGRATULATIONS!

REMINDER: Graduation Fair April 9th &10th

Did you for­get?  The 2014 Spring Grad Fair is this week!

The annual Spring Grad Fair  is April 9th and 10th from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in Mary Gates Hall Com­mons.  Stu­dents can view grad­u­a­tion announce­ments, diploma frames, rings, etc. Stu­dents can also pose for offi­cial grad­u­a­tion por­traits or get a photo taken with Dubs! Aca­d­e­mic Apparel will be avail­able to stu­dents for grad­u­a­tion photos.

White River School District SLP Position Open

The White River School Dis­trict, located in Buck­ley, WA, is hir­ing an SLP (CF accepted, CCCs pre­ferred). Please review the attached job announce­ment infor­ma­tion — the clos­ing date for this posi­tion is 4/30/2014. Apply to this posi­tion on the district’s HR website.

WRSD Job Description

WRSD Job Announcement


Long Beach VA Graduate Intern Position

The Long Beach VA Health­care Sys­tem is cur­rently seek­ing can­di­dates for a Grad­u­ate Intern posi­tion.  The masters-level intern­ship is a 350-hour rota­tion that includes a stipend of $4,493.00.  Health insur­ance is not avail­able for stipend stu­dents.  The clin­i­cal rota­tion may begin Fall 2014 or Spring 2015.

The Long Beach VA Hos­pi­tal is a 237 bed facil­ity pro­vid­ing pri­mary, sec­ondary, and ter­tiary health care in med­i­cine, surgery, psy­chi­a­try, and reha­bil­i­ta­tion med­i­cine.  It sup­ports a 99 bed Com­mu­nity Liv­ing Cen­ter and an 85 bed Spinal Cord Injury Cen­ter.  In addi­tion, the Long Beach VA is a Level III Poly­trauma Center.

The intern can expect to gain expe­ri­ence in eval­u­a­tion and ther­a­peu­tic inter­ven­tion of adults with swal­low­ing, speech, lan­guage, cog­ni­tive, and voice dis­or­ders.  Interns will also receive train­ing and expe­ri­ence in the fol­low­ing:  flu­o­ro­scopic and endo­scopic swal­low­ing eval­u­a­tions, aug­men­ta­tive com­mu­ni­ca­tion, laryn­geal stro­boscopy, and post-laryngectomy voice restora­tion.  Patients are seen along the con­tin­uum of care from inten­sive care, acute reha­bil­i­ta­tion, out­pa­tient care, and long-term care.

Appli­ca­tions will be accepted through July 1, 2014.  The appli­ca­tion packet should include a state­ment of intent, resume, three let­ters of rec­om­men­da­tion, and grad­u­ate school tran­scripts.  Please send state­ment of intent, resume, and tran­scripts together elec­tron­i­cally.  Let­ters of rec­om­men­da­tion may be sent sep­a­rately via email or postal mail.

Inter­ested can­di­dates may con­tact:
Amanda Stephens, M.S., CCC-SLP

 Long Beach VA Health­care Sys­tem
Speech-Language Pathol­ogy (126)
Attn:  Amanda Stephens
5901 East Sev­enth Street
Long Beach, CA 90822

SLP Position in New Orleans

The Speech-Language Pathol­o­gist at Suc­cess Prepara­tory Acad­emy will serve as a key team player in the effec­tive imple­men­ta­tion of inter­ven­tions for stu­dents with spe­cial needs. The Speech–
Lan­guage Pathol­o­gist will also facil­i­tate inter­ven­tion in a vari­ety of set­tings as well as col­lab­o­rate
with other team members.

Key Respon­si­bil­i­ties:
• Plan effec­tive lessons for indi­vid­ual and small group speech-language ser­vices
• Deliver high-quality, evidence-based prac­tices based on stu­dent goals and dis­abil­i­ties
• Screen and eval­u­ate stu­dents for the pres­ence of speech or lan­guage dis­or­ders, includ­ing
writ­ing Bul­letin 1508 com­pli­ant eval­u­a­tions to deter­mine eli­gi­bil­ity for ser­vices
• Gen­er­ate and main­tain Indi­vid­ual Edu­ca­tion Plans (IEPs) for stu­dents with speech/language
dis­or­ders. This includes but is not lim­ited to: writ­ing IEP goals and objec­tives, main­tain­ing
progress notes, track­ing and ana­lyz­ing data.
• Col­lab­o­rate with teach­ers to sup­port imple­men­ta­tion of gen­eral edu­ca­tion inter­ven­tions that
address speech-language goals, and com­mu­ni­cate progress reg­u­larly
• Col­lab­o­rate with stu­dents’ fam­i­lies as part­ners in the stu­dents’ indi­vid­u­al­ized edu­ca­tion
• Main­tain clear and con­cise doc­u­men­ta­tion of ser­vices through daily logs
• Par­tic­i­pate in school-wide pro­fes­sional devel­op­ment and data-analysis work­shops to
enhance stu­dent achieve­ment
• Meet reg­u­larly with Direc­tor of Spe­cial Edu­ca­tion to receive feed­back and coach­ing on
ser­vice imple­men­ta­tion, dis­cuss stu­dent progress, and develop pro­gram changes as needed

Char­ac­ter­is­tics of the Ideal Can­di­date
• Pas­sion and com­mit­ment to clos­ing the achieve­ment gap through the inter­ven­tion and
sup­port of stu­dents with spe­cial needs
• Knowl­edge, under­stand­ing of, and abil­ity to accom­mo­date dif­fer­ent learn­ing styles and
• Com­mit­ment to the belief that all stu­dents can achieve excel­lence at high lev­els
• Pos­i­tive, enthu­si­as­tic, and col­lab­o­ra­tive atti­tude
• Master’s Degree in Speech-Language Therapy/Pathology
• Speech and Lan­guage Ther­a­pist License from the LA Depart­ment of Edu­ca­tion
CCC Pre­ferred, CFY Accepted

If you are inter­ested in apply­ing to be a Speech-Language Pathol­o­gist at Suc­cess Prepara­tory
Acad­emy, please sub­mit a cover let­ter and resume to Eliz­a­beth Sul­li­van, Direc­tor of Spe­cial
Edu­ca­tion, at

ASHA Leader Article on Collaboration Across Disciplines

Hey all,

Check out this arti­cle writ­ten by a recent grad­u­ate of a Idaho State University’s MS SLP pro­gram. She shares what can be learned by col­lab­o­rat­ing well with other pro­fes­sion­als in any com­mu­nity place­ment set­ting. Great food for thought for 2nd years head­ing into their last or second-to-last rota­tion as well as 1st years who are eager to begin off­site rota­tions next year.

Arti­cle Link:

Swedish: Audiology Tech Positions Available

Audi­ol­ogy tech posi­tions avail­able at Swedish Otolaryngology