SLP Position with the Peninsula School District

The Penin­sula School Dis­trict has recently posted a posi­tion for a Speech and Lan­guage Pathol­o­gist. Appli­cants my apply through their web­site at .

Posi­tion Information:

Qual­i­fi­ca­tions: - Valid Wash­ing­ton State ESA Speech Lan­guage Pathol­o­gist Certificate/Communication Dis­or­ders Cer­ti­fi­ca­tion and Wash­ing­ton State SLP License required. - Mas­ters Degree in Speech Pathol­ogy and Audi­ol­ogy - CCC’s rec­om­mended; CFY avail­able - Exper­tise in writ­ing IEP’s - Expe­ri­ence in multi-disciplinary team par­tic­i­pa­tion. - Abil­ity to design, eval­u­ate and mon­i­tor stu­dent spe­cial edu­ca­tion pro­grams for stu­dents with com­mu­ni­ca­tion and lan­guage dis­or­ders. - Suc­cess­ful school experience/internship. - Under­stand­ing of Wash­ing­ton State’s Essen­tial Aca­d­e­mic Learn­ing require­ments.  - Knowl­edge of Spe­cial Edu­ca­tion law. - Strong com­mu­ni­ca­tion skills are essential.

Pro­fes­sional Char­ac­ter­is­tics: - Uses assess­ment to adapt cur­ricu­lum and instruc­tion so that each stu­dent expe­ri­ences suc­cess. - Reflects on per­sonal per­for­mance for con­tin­u­ous improve­ment and imple­men­ta­tion of best practice(s). - Com­mu­ni­cates effec­tively to build rela­tion­ships and artic­u­lates high expec­ta­tions with stu­dents, par­ents, and  col­leagues. - Demon­strates a love of learn­ing that trans­lates into high expec­ta­tions for self and each stu­dent. - Con­tributes unique tal­ents to work col­lab­o­ra­tively for the ben­e­fit of the entire school com­mu­nity. - Embraces diver­sity and val­ues the con­tri­bu­tions of each indi­vid­ual. - Uses tech­nol­ogy to enhance stu­dent learn­ing and to com­mu­ni­cate with par­ents and col­leagues. - Exhibits a pas­sion for work­ing with students.

Con­di­tions of Employ­ment
1.Do you have a legal right to work in the United States?
2.Do you have a valid Wash­ing­ton State ESA Cer­tifi­cate (or will you have one by the start date of the posi­tion?) 3. Will you sub­mit to a crim­i­nal his­tory back­ground check?
4. Upon employ­ment, can you pro­vide an offi­cial copy of your transcript(s) and cer­ti­fi­ca­tion?
5. Do you cer­tify the answers given herin are true and com­plete to the best of your knowledge?

SLP CFYs: Hines VA Hospital in Chicago

Edward Hines, Jr. Vet­er­ans Affairs Hos­pi­tal
Posi­tions begin: Sum­mer 2015
Dead­line for appli­ca­tions: April 24th, 2015

Two, full-time, one year CF posi­tions in speech-language pathol­ogy are avail­able at the Hines VA Hos­pi­tal.  The Speech Pathol­ogy Sec­tion at Hines is com­prised of 7.0 FTEE Speech Pathol­o­gists who are part of a dynamic, col­lab­o­ra­tive health­care team serv­ing inpa­tients, out­pa­tients, and res­i­dents of the Com­mu­nity Liv­ing Cen­ter (a reha­bil­i­ta­tion and long-term care unit).  CFs will inter­act pro­fes­sion­ally with spe­cialty ser­vices includ­ing Neu­rol­ogy, ENT, SCI, Med­i­cine, Nutri­tion, Nurs­ing, and other reha­bil­i­ta­tion ther­a­pies.  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.  Stu­dents may also gain spe­cial­ized expe­ri­ence in cog­ni­tive reha­bil­i­ta­tion for vet­er­ans with TBI/polytrauma, 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.

* Two, full-time, one year CFY posi­tions are avail­able.
* The appoint­ments are tem­po­rary with­out poten­tial to become per­ma­nent posi­tions.
* The Stipend is $42,534 (20.44/hr) + ben­e­fits
* Appli­cants with a strong aca­d­e­mic back­ground or clin­i­cal expe­ri­ence in neu­ro­science, neu­ro­genic  cognitive/language dis­or­ders, voice, and dys­pha­gia are preferred.

Inter­ested appli­cants should sub­mit the fol­low­ing via 1 PDF doc­u­ment by April 24th, 2015:
*resume/clinical vitae include con­tact infor­ma­tion for two ref­er­ences who are famil­iar with your aca­d­e­mic and/or clin­i­cal skills or attach ref­er­ence infor­ma­tion sep­a­rately
*let­ter of inter­est describ­ing why you would like to be part of our team

Please send to:   Laura Chal­craft. M.S., CCC-SLP at .  Con­tact with ques­tions via email or by phone at 708–202-8387 x21012

All appli­ca­tion pack­ets must be received via email by mid­night on April 24th.
Late or incom­plete appli­ca­tions will not be con­sid­ered.  Unso­licited ref­er­ences will not be reviewed. Infor­ma­tion pro­vided other than the above will not be considered.

*Inter­views (tele­phone or in per­son) will be sched­uled for selected appli­cants in early to mid-May.

Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hos­pi­tal is located 12 miles west of down­town Chicago on a 147-acre campus.

Assistive Technology Services Coordinator Position Available

Posi­tion:          Assis­tive Tech­nol­ogy Ser­vices Coor­di­na­tor
Reports To:        Care Ser­vices Direc­tor
Job Sta­tus:        Exempt, Full Time
Salary:         Com­men­su­rate to expe­ri­ence
Ben­e­fits:    Indi­vid­ual health/dental/vision insur­ance STD, LTD, and retire­ment ben­e­fit.  Abil­ity to pur­chase fam­ily benefits.

The ALS Asso­ci­a­tion Ore­gon and SW Wash­ing­ton Chap­ter  seeks  a dynamic Speech Lan­guage Pathol­o­gist  to pro­vide com­pre­hen­sive and pro­fes­sional assis­tive tech­nol­ogy ser­vices as it relates to aug­men­ta­tive and alter­na­tive com­mu­ni­ca­tion and com­puter access to peo­ple and fam­i­lies liv­ing with Amy­otrophic Lat­eral Scle­ro­sis (ALS) also known as Lou Gehrig’s Dis­ease. This posi­tion will work col­lab­o­ra­tively with the Chap­ter Care Ser­vices staff to pro­vide sup­port, edu­ca­tion and advo­cacy to fam­i­lies liv­ing with ALS pri­mar­ily in the Port­land, Ore­gon Met­ro­pol­i­tan area and SW Wash­ing­ton regions. Knowl­edge and expe­ri­ence with pro­gres­sive dis­abil­ity and phys­i­cal reha­bil­i­ta­tion is required. Posi­tion requires local travel and spend­ing time work­ing directly with peo­ple with ALS and their fam­i­lies in their homes and in the com­mu­nity.  Please visit our web­site for full posi­tion and appli­ca­tion process.

•    Bachelor’s degree from four-year col­lege or uni­ver­sity; and two to four years related expe­ri­ence and/or train­ing. OR Master’s Degree in Speech Lan­guage Pathol­ogy, Reha­bil­i­ta­tion Engi­neer­ing or other assis­tive tech­nol­ogy related fields.
•    Expe­ri­ence in pro­vid­ing health­care sup­port to peo­ple with dis­abil­i­ties and/or vul­ner­a­ble pop­u­la­tions.
•    Strong com­fort level with tech­nol­ogy, com­put­ers, soft­ware and new tech­nol­ogy.
•    Pos­sess knowl­edge of or capac­ity for learn­ing about assis­tive tech­nol­ogy and aug­men­ta­tive com­mu­ni­ca­tion devices used by peo­ple with ALS.
•    Abil­ity to assess both phys­i­cal and psy­choso­cial needs of peo­ple with ALS and their fam­i­lies based on knowl­edge of ALS and its ram­i­fi­ca­tions.
•    Pos­sess knowl­edge of or capac­ity to learn about insur­ance reim­burse­ment for Aug­men­ta­tive and Alter­na­tive Com­mu­ni­ca­tion Sys­tems.
•    Pos­sess strong pro­gram devel­op­ment, imple­men­ta­tion and time man­age­ment skills.
•    Pos­sess knowl­edge of durable med­ical equip­ment, and the reha­bil­i­ta­tion needs of peo­ple with pro­gres­sive dis­abil­ity.
•    Pos­sess strong orga­ni­za­tional and com­mu­ni­ca­tion skills.
•    Pos­sess and express a pos­i­tive atti­tude toward peo­ple with ALS and peo­ple with dis­abil­i­ties.
•    Abil­ity to work inde­pen­dently; must be a self-starter
•    Abil­ity to estab­lish and main­tain pro­fes­sional rela­tion­ships with clients, vol­un­teers, human ser­vice pro­fes­sion­als, the pub­lic and co-workers.
•    Flex­i­bil­ity to travel and work occa­sional evenings or week­ends as needed.
•    Must own a car and be will­ing to use your own car as nec­es­sary.
•    Plans, imple­ments and eval­u­ates Augmentative/Alternative Com­mu­ni­ca­tion and Assis­tive Tech­nol­ogy Pro­gram.
•    Pro­vide tech­ni­cal assis­tance and edu­ca­tion to peo­ple access­ing tech­nol­ogy from this pro­gram.
•    Main­tains an inven­tory of the devices and tech­nol­ogy owned by the Chap­ter.
•    Pro­vide the proper main­te­nance of equip­ment.
•    Pro­vide train­ing and sup­port for peo­ple with ALS on AAC and tech­nol­ogy in their homes.
•    Respond to indi­vid­u­als with ALS and fam­ily inquiries for infor­ma­tion on ALS or com­mu­nity resources.
•    Advo­cate for indi­vid­u­als with ALS for access to appro­pri­ate tech­nol­ogy that sup­ports their com­mu­ni­ca­tion and inde­pen­dence.
•    Pro­vide in-service edu­ca­tion pro­grams to local hos­pice, out­pa­tient reha­bil­i­ta­tion, home health agen­cies, hos­pi­tals, and skilled care facil­i­ties.
•    Rep­re­sent the Chap­ter at ALS Asso­ci­a­tion affil­i­ated ALS Clin­ics as required.
•    Con­tribute and/or review arti­cles per­tain­ing to ALS man­age­ment and infor­ma­tion for the chap­ter newslet­ter, pub­li­ca­tions and edu­ca­tional hand­outs.
•    Main­tain updated infor­ma­tion on ALS, ALS spe­cific research, AAC tech­nol­ogy and equip­ment.
•    Work with care ser­vices staff as a team mem­ber to pro­vide effec­tive ser­vices for peo­ple with ALS.
•    Par­tic­i­pate in con­tin­u­ing edu­ca­tion sem­i­nars, work­shops and con­fer­ences as avail­able and nec­es­sary.
•    Main­tain records/files and pro­vide reports as needed.
•    Train and man­age vol­un­teers as required.
•    Par­tic­i­pate in meet­ings as well as con­tin­u­ing edu­ca­tion sem­i­nars, work­shops and con­fer­ences as avail­able and nec­es­sary.
•    Main­tain data­base records, files, client progress notes and pro­vide reports as needed.
•    Must own a car and be will­ing to use your own car and drive as nec­es­sary. Most travel is within the Port­land Metro area or a day’s drive. Occa­sional travel across Chap­ter area as nec­es­sary, pri­mar­ily to Bend, Eugene, and Med­ford.
•    Per­form admin­is­tra­tive tasks as nec­es­sary.
•    Abil­ity to stoop, lift up to 25lbs.
•    Other duties as required.

2015 Audiology/Hearing Science Research Travel Award (ARTA) to attend the ASHA Convention in Denver!

ARTA Appli­ca­tions Due June 1, 2015

Audi­ol­ogy stu­dents and post­doc­toral fel­lows, apply for the 2015 Audiology/Hearing Sci­ence Research Travel Award (ARTA) to attend the ASHA Con­ven­tion in Denver!

Audi­ol­ogy prac­ti­tion­ers, hear­ing sci­en­tists, and audi­ol­ogy fac­ulty mem­bers, encour­age your AuD and PhD stu­dents and post­doc­toral schol­ars to apply!

The Amer­i­can Speech-Language-Hearing Asso­ci­a­tion (ASHA) spon­sors the ARTA annu­ally for stu­dents and post­doc­toral fel­lows inter­ested in research careers in audi­ol­ogy and/or hear­ing sci­ence. Award recip­i­ents get to expe­ri­ence the ASHA Con­ven­tion and learn about the lat­est research in audi­ol­ogy, make con­nec­tions with lead­ers in the field, net­work with peers, and gain sup­port for their research inter­ests as emerg­ing scientists.

The award pro­vides a $500 stipend and com­pli­men­tary reg­is­tra­tion for the ASHA Con­ven­tion in Den­ver, Novem­ber 12–14. Meals are included at many of the required events.

Appli­ca­tions are due by June 1, 2015, and award noti­fi­ca­tion will be made in August. For details on eli­gi­bil­ity, award respon­si­bil­i­ties, and the appli­ca­tion process, see the award descrip­tion and appli­ca­tion instructions/frequently asked ques­tions. For more infor­ma­tion, con­tact

Chicago Speech Therapy — CF Opportunity

Chicago Speech Ther­apy, is look­ing for 1–2 world class CFs to hire this upcom­ing spring/summer/fall season.

Their CF pro­gram is a highly struc­tured and intense learn­ing expe­ri­ence that seeks to hire CFs who are in the top 3% of grad­u­at­ing clinicians.

They are a pri­vate pedi­atric clinic in Chicago and con­duct in-home, pri­vate pedi­atric speech and feed­ing ther­apy for chil­dren in greater Chicago.

If you’re inter­ested, check out the online appli­ca­tion here:

Undergrads and Postbacs: Lindamood-Bell is Hiring

This is from one of our cur­rent under­grad­u­ate majors:

I’ve been work­ing at Lindamood-Bell for almost two years and I love it. I think any­one in the depart­ment who loves work­ing with kids would be a great fit. I can also con­nect any­one who applies with the cen­ter direc­tor, if they’re inter­ested. It’s a great way for under­grads to spend the summer.

Here’s the link to the job descrip­tion and appli­ca­tion. It’s also on Husky Jobs.

SLP Job Opportunity in Pittsburgh

Note: You must have com­pleted your CFY to be eli­gi­ble for the posi­tion below.

The VA Pitts­burgh Health­care Sys­tem Audi­ol­ogy and Speech Pathol­ogy  (VAPHS ASP) Research Pro­gram is cur­rently recruit­ing a speech-language pathol­o­gist to work on funded research pro­to­cols in the area of apha­sia and apraxia of speech.  The VAPHS ASP Research Pro­gram includes 6 inves­ti­ga­tors with active projects funded by the VA Reha­bil­i­ta­tion Research and Devel­op­ment Ser­vice and the National Insti­tutes of Health. We are seek­ing a speech-language pathol­o­gist to work on one or more of the fol­low­ing projects:

1. An inves­ti­ga­tion of the effects of dosage and cog­ni­tive, psy­cholin­guis­tic, and neu­roanatom­i­cal pre­dic­tors on nam­ing treat­ment out­comes in apha­sia;
2. A study of inten­sive vs. dis­trib­uted sound pro­duc­tion treat­ment for apraxia of speech;
3. An inves­ti­ga­tion of rela­tion­ships between struc­tural white mat­ter con­nec­tiv­ity, nam­ing impair­ment, and nam­ing treat­ment out­comes in apha­sia;
4.  An inves­ti­ga­tion of the valid­ity and respon­sive­ness of a new patient-reported out­come mea­sure for aphasia.

The suc­cess­ful appli­cant will
(1) have a master’s degree or Ph.D. in Com­mu­ni­ca­tion Sci­ence and Dis­or­ders, Speech and Hear­ing Sci­ence, or Speech-Language Pathol­ogy,
(2) hold a cur­rent CCC-SLP,
(3) have inter­est and expe­ri­ence in work­ing with indi­vid­u­als with apha­sia and/or apraxia of speech,
(4) pos­sess a work­ing knowl­edge of cur­rent the­o­ries and evidence-based approaches to the assess­ment and treat­ment of apha­sia and apraxia of speech,
(5) have strong orga­ni­za­tional and inter­per­sonal com­mu­ni­ca­tion skills,
(6) demon­strate ini­tia­tive and flex­i­bil­ity in iden­ti­fy­ing suc­cess­ful strate­gies for accom­plish­ing work-related goals and objectives.

We are inter­ested in poten­tial appli­cants at all lev­els of expe­ri­ence, includ­ing master’s level clin­i­cians who may have only recently com­pleted the CFY, mid or late-career clin­i­cians, and post-doctoral appli­cants. For all appli­cants, this posi­tion rep­re­sents an oppor­tu­nity to work with a team of expe­ri­enced researchers and clin­i­cians in a sup­port­ive and stim­u­lat­ing envi­ron­ment. For Ph.D. appli­cants who meet eli­gi­bil­ity require­ments, there is also the poten­tial oppor­tu­nity to pur­sue inde­pen­dent research fund­ing via the VA RR&D Research Career Devel­op­ment Pro­gram.  This posi­tion is a term-limited appoint­ments of 4–5 years duration.

Inter­ested appli­cants should con­tact  Asso­ciate Direc­tor for Research, VA Pitts­burgh Health­care System

Exciting I-Labs Work Opportunity in Spain — 9/2015 — 6/2016

Atten­tion all SPHSC majors and postbacs -

I’m writ­ing to share an excit­ing announce­ment with you from Dr. Patri­cia Kuhl, SPHSC fac­ulty mem­ber and Co-Director of the Insti­tute for Learn­ing & Brain Sci­ences (I-Labs) and Dr. Naja Fer­jan Ramirez, Post­doc­toral Fel­low at I-Labs.

This mes­sage is specif­i­cally for those of you tak­ing a gap year before apply­ing to grad­u­ate school or who are not plan­ning on grad­u­ate stu­dents in speech and hear­ing after graduation.

I-Labs is embark­ing on a new research study in 2015–2016 focused on how babies learn for­eign lan­guages. They will be con­duct­ing research in Madrid, Spain for 10 months through a spon­sor­ship from the Span­ish Min­istry of Edu­ca­tion (Sep­tem­ber 2015-June 2016).

They are look­ing to hire 16 grad­u­at­ing SPHSC or Lin­guis­tics stu­dents to work with them on this project in Spain. Those hired will serve as native Eng­lish tutors to chil­dren in nursery/preschools and take lan­guage mea­sure­ments through­out the study. A monthly stipend is provided.

Here is a flyer with all the details!
The work
  • Lead three, 1-hour Eng­lish play ses­sions a day Mon­day — Friday
  • Pre­pare class­room mate­ri­als and content
  • Per­form lan­guage measurements
  • Must be native Eng­lish speaker
  • Avail­able to live in Madrid Sep­tem­ber 2015 — June 2016 (10 months)
  • Avail­able to attend a 3 week tutorial/orientation at I-Labs at the end of June 2015

Other desired experience

  • Under­grad research experience
  • Expe­ri­ence work­ing with children
  • Span­ish Eng­lish bilingualism
If you have ques­tion or are inter­ested in apply­ing, please send a cover let­ter and resume to Dr. Naja Fer­jan Ramirez at
I hope some of you will con­sider this extra­or­di­nary opportunity!