Category Archives: Current Postbaccalaureates

2018 UW Pride Events this weekend in Seattle!

Just a reminder that we have a couple more events organized for this year’s Seattle Pride Festivities this weekend. Please add yourself to each Facebook Event to be alerted with updates.

Friday, June 22 5PM | Seattle Trans* Pride Parade @ Capitol Hill  Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/434952470299712/

We will be participating in Seattle Trans* Pride on the evening of Friday, June 22 in Capitol Hill. We will be gathering at the north side of Seattle Central College, toward the voting drop box, then walking over to Cal Anderson Park for the start of the parade, which kicks off at 6:00p.m. Following the parade, we will have a booth in the south side of the park, toward Bobby Morris Playfield.

Sunday, June 24 1:00PM | Seattle Pride Parade | March with UW  Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1712234925562543/

On Sunday, June 24, all University of Washington students, faculty, staff, and alumni, from all campuses, are invited to come MARCH with their fellow Huskies at the Seattle Pride Parade. LGBTQ or Ally, all are welcome!

Help us reach 500 RSVPs for the march!

When: Sunday, June 24, 1:00. We are contingent 156 in the parade. We’ll be staging from 1:00 to 1:45 on Fourth Avenue, along James Street.

Where: 4th Ave and James St., Downtown Seattle. If you have any trouble finding us, ask a Parade volunteer.

What to wear: Husky Gear, Pride Apparel, Rainbows, Drag, Purple, just be colorful and have fun with it!

We will be handing out thousands of Husky Pride stickers.

We will be marching alongside UW Medicine, who will also have a booth at PrideFest at Seattle Center. The parade route is 1.75 miles long so please remember to bring water and wear sunscreen.

Please share this announcement and bring a friend or two! Questions:  Wanjiku Gitahi (wanjiku@uw.edu) or QFSA Leaders (QFSALeaders@uw.edu)

Pride with UW is organized by the UW Q Faculty, Staff and Allies Affinity Group (QFSA), the Q Center, The Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity, and staff at UW Medicine.

Autism Therapy Assistant/School Aide for 2018-19 School Year in a private Christian school located in Bothell, WA.

Position: Autism Therapy Assistant/School Aide for 2018-19 School Year in a private Christian school located in Bothell, WA.

This position is supervised by a Board Certified Applied Behavioral Analyst (BCBA).

This position is especially suitable for individuals who are considering careers in behavioral analysis, speech-language pathology, occupational therapy, special education, or other careers in working with individuals on the autism spectrum as there are opportunities for observations and collaboration with SLP, OT, and BCBA.

Approximate Hours: Monday through Friday 11:30am-3:00 pm or 8 am-11:30 am. This position is for 2018-19 school year. Position will start in the summer with training sessions if the successful candidate is available.

Position Description: We are looking for a team-player to join our therapy team. The school aide/Autism Therapy Assistant will work under the direction of Board Certified Behavioral Analyst [BCBA] and work collaboratively with teachers, occupational therapist, speech-language pathologist, and parents to ensure academic and social growth in the student.

The school aide will provide both academic and social support in a mainstream classroom and lunch room setting to ensure positive experience for the student. Academic support includes worksheet modification, some one-on-one teaching, etc. Social support includes engaging in games and facilitating peer conversations, etc. The therapy assistant will also work with the student to improve life skills in the community.

Requirements:

Must meet school religious requirement (Christian or Catholic)

Must be willing to obtain registered behavioral technician (RBT) status

Must have experience working with children or teens

Must be a team player and an excellent communicator

Must be willing to learn and attend training sessions when asked

Must attend team meetings

Must have reliable transportation.

Must commit to work the 2017-2018 school year

Preferred Candidate Experiences: Registered behavioral technician (RBT) preferred.

Preferred candidate would have experience working with children/teens ages 8-16 on the autism spectrum.

Preferred candidate would have a Bachelor Degree or currently enrolled in one of the following subjects: Education, Special Education, Psychology, Occupational Therapy, Speech and Hearing Sciences, Speech Language Pathology, or Communication Disorders.

Pay: DOE Submit Resume to: ainquiry@yahoo.com

Opportunity for an Audiology Technician at McChord AFB

Laulima Government Solutions, LLC is looking for a qualified Audiology Technician to provide general support for the clinical and field studies conducted at a DoD medical center and collaborating sites in support of this effort. The location is McChord Air Force Base.

 

Studies will be based on IPCAM and/or electronic hearing loss simulation systems and studies utilizing virtual environments such as head mounted displays and the Computer Assisted Rehabilitation Environment (CAREN) to evaluate multisensory integration issues with Service Members with mild Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI).

 

For more information and to apply:  https://chp.tbe.taleo.net/chp04/ats/careers/v2/viewRequisition?org=AKIMEKATECH&cws=43&rid=4100

 

 2018 Scholarship Fair – Mary Gates Hall, January 25th

Join us for the 2018 Scholarship Fair on Jan. 25, 2pm-5:30pm in Mary Gates Hall! This event is an opportunity for UW students and alumni to learn about and explore the variety of scholarships, fellowships, and other funded programs to consider for undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate years. Program representatives from over 25 UW, local, national and international organizations, agencies, departments, etc. will be tabling, as well as offering information sessions throughout the day.

The list of participating scholarship programs is available at http://expd.uw.edu/scholarships/scholarships-fair/.

Information sessions offered during the Fair include (all held in MGH 171):

College Success Foundation: Leadership 1000 Scholarships – 11:30am

Schwarzman Scholars program – 12:30pm

Foreign Language & Area Studies Fellowship: FLAS Last minute tips – 2:30pm

Washington Space Grant: Astronaut Scholarship & other opportunities  – 3:00pm

Marshall Scholarships Program – 4:00pm

Don’t hesitate to RSVP, that just allows us to send you a reminder to attend if you are able to, but isn’t required. Drop into the Fair or any of these info sessions even if you don’t RSVP. Sign up to get reminded about the Fair.

And please contact us if you have questions.

 

Audiology Assistant Position – Seattle, WA

Audiology Assistant opening at Northgate Hearing Services

Bustling Audiology Clinic Seattle, WA has an immediate need for an audiology assistant. This assistant will work under the supervision of a licensed audiologist, performing many different tasks to enhance our patient’s experience. The candidate must have a strong desire to work independently but have skills to work well in a team-oriented environment. Must be tech savvy, have a willingness to learn, demonstrate excellent customer service skills, and have superior troubleshooting and problem solving ability. For the right individual, we will provide hands-on training.

Responsibilities will include, but not be limited to:

• Cleaning, troubleshooting and repairing hearing devices.
• Instructing patients on hearing device use and care, and maintenance
• Managing and tracking new hearing device orders and repairs
• Answering phones and setting appointments, and acting as general backup to our office manager
• Completing basic equipment maintenance and checks
• Performing infection control of audiology tools and instruments
• Maintaining and restocking treatment rooms
• Assisting audiologists with setup and tasks
• Demonstrating assistive technologies that may work in conjunction with patient’s devices

Education:
• Associates Degree/Bachelor Degree and/or technical training preferred

Experience:
• One to two years of sales experience
• One to two years of customer service experience
• Previous Audiology or Medical Field preferred

Skills:
• Must have basic computer skills
• Must possess strong interpersonal and organizational skills
• Ability to prioritize and handle high volume of patients

This position is 34-37 hours/week

Ashley Al-Izzi,  Au.D.
Northgate Hearing Services
10564 5th Avenue NE, #203
Seattle WA 98125
206-367-1345
www.northgatehearing.com

Volunteer Position with the Hearing, Speech & Deaf Center

Gain hands-on experience with the Hearing, Speech & Deaf Center (HSDC)!

HSDC is a local nonprofit that provides Audiology and Speech services among other support services to people facing communication challenges due to hearing or speech.

Currently looking for volunteers in the Speech, Language & Literacy Department

  • 2-6 hrs/wk
  • Asking for a 3 month commitment
  • Time set aside for observing speech-therapy sessions
  • Other volunteering tasks include:
    • Helping to schedule appointments
    • Prep therapy materials
    • Learn about Electronic Medical Records by entering case notes
    • Answer phones and greet clients
    • Connect patients to billing to get insurance/payment questions answered

Interested?

Also looking for Speech-Language Preschool volunteers & a part-time assistant teacher

  • 10-15 hrs/wk
  • January-June 2018
  • Must be available some days between 9 am – 3 pm
  • Learn about how to include speech therapy in preschool classroom
  • Interact with 3-5 years-olds individually and in groups
  • Work with experienced SLPs and SLPAs

Funding Opportunities – Dec, Jan, Feb deadlines


DECEMBER DEADLINES

  1. American Association of University Women (AAUW) Career Development Grant
  • DUE:  December 15, 2017 (next Friday)
  • Summary:  Provides $2000 – $12,000 in funding to women who hold a bachelor’s degree and are preparing to advance or change careers or reenter the workforce. Primary consideration is given to women of color and women pursuing their first advanced degree or credentials in nontraditional fields.
  • Eligibility: Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents whose last degree was received before June 30, 2013. Funds are available for tuition, fees, books, supplies, local transportation, and dependent care.
  • Application:  https://www.aauw.org/what-we-do/educational-funding-and-awards/career-development-grants/cdg-application/

 

  1. Medical Scrubs Collection Scholarship
  • DUE:  December 15, 2017 (next Friday)
  • Summary:  Medical Scrubs Collection (MSC) provides a $1000 scholarship to students studying in any health or medical-related field.
  • Eligibility: Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents with a minimum GPA of 3.0. Must be enrolled in a medically related program such as therapy, nursing, medicine, laboratory science, dentistry, etc.
  • Application:  Essay “What Inspired You to Pursue A Career in Helping Others?”

 

JANUARY DEADLINES

  1. UW Retirement Association (UWRA) Scholarship on Aging
  • DUE:  January 19, 2018 at 5:00 pm PDT
  • Summary:  Four, $4000 scholarships will be awarded to students with an academic or career emphasis on aging. Evaluation factors include demonstrated experience/commitment to paid or volunteer work benefitting older adults, academic performance, communication skills and financial need (as determined by FAFSA).
  • Eligibility:  Undergraduate and graduate students at all three UW campuses, including international and HB 1079 students, are eligible to apply.
  1. Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fellowships
  • DUE:  January 2, 2018 at noon PDT
  • Summary:   $18,000 stipend plus tuition. An annual award that may be renewed for a total of three years.
  • Eligibility:  U.S. citizen, doctoral student with an outstanding undergrad record, financial need (FAFSA filed), conducting research in the U.S. in a field of study in the humanities, social sciences, or natural sciences (including law, medicine, engineering, architecture, or other formal professional training).
  • Special notes:  The selection committee has a strong prefence for supporting research vs. practice doctorate endeavours.
  1. Bonderman Travel Fellowship

FEBRUARY DEADLINES

  1. UW Retirement Association (UWRA) Graduate Fellowship In Aging
  • DUE:  February 1, 2018 at noon PDT
  • Summary:  This is a one-quarter fellowship that supports graduate students of outstanding academic merit who have a demonstrated academic and personal interest in aging-related issues or concerns. The fellowship will provide a monthly stipend, GAIP health insurance, and a waiver of state tuition for up to 18 credits (excluding U-PASS and international student fee) in the quarter when the student takes the fellowship. The choice of the quarter will be left to the discretion of the graduate student in consultation with his or her department.
  • Eligibility:  Eligible students must bematriculated in a UW graduate degree tuition program (fee-based programs are not eligible) and not in their last year of study. The recipient of the award must also be enrolled in full-time credits (at least 10) during the fellowship quarter.
  1. CAPCSD Frances Laven Scholarship
  • DUE:  January 5, 2018 by midnight EDT (9:00 pm PDT).
  • Summary:  $5,000
  • Eligibility:  Master’s or Doctoral student at a CAPCSD institution (which we are) demonstrating exemplary service. Examples of service may include (but are not limited to) community service, service to the department or university, or service to the greater discipline.
  • Special note:  The Department may only nominate one student across the MS and AuD programs for this award. If you are interested, please submit the following information electronically to Julie Leonardo no later than Friday December 29, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.  The department will then select one invidual to put forward for the nomination.
  • 1) your resume
  • 2) one page essay (instruction are on the application)
  • 3) the name of one faculty mentor who would be able to write a letter to CAPCSD on your behalf, if you are selected.
  1. CAPCSD PhD Scholarship Application 
  • DUE:  February 2, 2018 at 11:59 EDT (8:59 PDT)
  • Summary:  $20,000
  • Eligibility:  Doctoral student who has advanced to candidacy (Ph.C.) at a CAPCSD institution (which we are).
  • Special note: The Department may only nominate one PhD student for this award. If you are interested, please submit the following information electronically to Julie Leonardo no later than Friday, January 12, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.  The department will then select one invidual to put forward for the nomination.
    • Completed cover letter with brief introduction of the research project and stated commitment to an academic position upon completion of Ph.D. program. The cover letter should also include reference to current Ph.D. funding and how a CAPCSD Scholarship would facilitate completion of dissertation research (two pages, doublespaced, 12-point font).
      2) Completed summary of dissertation research (1,000 word limit; ~3 double-spaced pages; 12-point font).
      3) Letter of support from research mentor
      4) Curriculum Vitae
      5) Mentor’s bio sketch
  1. National Association of Junior Auxiliaries (NAJA) Scholarship
  • DUE: February 1, 2018
  • Summary:  The NAJA Graduate Scholarship Program has awarded more than 542 scholarships totaling $1,268,504.00 for graduate study in fields which address the special needs of children and youth
  • Eligibility: Must be working or planning to work directly with children, pursuing graduate level study in a field that addresses the special needs of children, U.S. citizen, permanent resident of Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri or Tennessee

Educational Opportunity Regarding Working with Children with Hearing Loss and ASD

D/HH COMMUNICATION SPECIALIST

PROFESSIONAL LEARNING COMMUNITY (PLC)

Wednesday November 8, 2017 12:00 – 3:00 pm

Please RSVP to deirdre.curle@cdhl.wa.gov.

Joining via K20? Tell Deirdre your location.

Interpreter requests or other accommodation requests? Let Deirdre know by November 1.

 

Location: Willard Early Learning Center, 3201 S D Street, Tacoma, WA 98402

Title: Assessing and serving children with hearing loss and autism spectrum disorder

Course Description: Information on this topic will be presented through discussion within a professional learning community (PLC) format. We will discuss the challenges of accurate identification of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in children who are deaf or hard of hearing (D/HH). We will explore additional issues, such as educational placement decisions and treatment approaches.

Objectives:

  1. Participants will learn about differential diagnosis for children with hearing loss and suspected ASD.
  2. Participants will examine existing literature on children with hearing loss and ASD.
  3. Participants will discuss educational placement decisions and therapy approaches for children with hearing loss and ASD.

Agenda:

  • 12:00 – 12:15 Introductions
  • 12:15 – 12:30 Deirdre Curle – Overview of existing research on children with hearing loss and ASD
  • 12:30 – 1:30 Journal article discussion: A Summary of Current Understanding Regarding Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing in Seminars in Speech and Language, Vol. 35, No. 4.​ (We will email you the article.)
  • 1:30 – 1:45 break
  • 1:45 – 2:45 Regina McGinnis, MA, LMHC and Terra Boulse-Archaro, MA, CCC-SLP, Seattle Children’s Hospital – Assessing children with hearing loss who have signs/symptoms of ASD
  • 2:45 – 3:00 Wrap up

Bring a brown bag lunch. We’ll have a few snacks on hand.

Earn 3 clock hours: Forms will be emailed to you. Fill out and send to ESD 112.

ASHA CEUs? Yes, but it’s complicated. If you complete the additional readings from the issue in Seminars, you can earn 1.35 ASHA CEUs. Cost: $40

Autism Therapy Assistant/School Aide for 2017-2018 School Year in a private Christian school located in Bothell, WA.

Position: Autism Therapy Assistant/School Aide for 2017-2018 School Year in a private Christian school located in Bothell, WA.

This position is supervised by a Board Certified Applied Behavioral Analyst (BCBA).

This position is especially suitable for individuals who are considering careers in behavioral analysis, speech-language pathology, occupational therapy, special education, or other careers in working with children on the autism spectrum as there are opportunities for observations and collaboration with SLP, OT, and BCBA.

Approximate Hours: Monday through Friday 11:30am-3:00 pm or 9 am-noon. This position is for 2017-2018 school year. Position will start in the summer with training sessions if the successful candidate is available.

Position Description: We are looking for a team-player to join our therapy team. The school aide/Autism Therapy Assistant will work under the direction of Board Certified Behavioral Analyst [BCBA] and work collaboratively with teachers, occupational therapist, speech-language pathologist, and parents to ensure academic and social growth in the student. The school aide will provide both academic and social support in a mainstream classroom and lunch room setting to ensure positive experience for the student. Academic support includes worksheet modification, some one-on-one teaching, etc. Social support includes engaging in games and facilitating peer conversations, etc. The therapy assistant will also work with the student to improve life skills in the community.

Requirements:
Must meet school religious requirement (Christian or Catholic)
Must have experience working with children or teens
Must be a team player and an excellent communicator
Must be willing to learn and attend training sessions when asked
Must attend team meetings
Must have reliable transportation.
Must commit to work the 2017-2018 school year

Preferred Candidate Experiences:
Preferred candidate would have experience working with children/teens ages 8-15 on the autism spectrum.
Preferred candidate would have a Bachelor Degree or currently enrolled in one of the following subjects: Education, Special Education, Psychology, Occupational Therapy, Speech and Hearing Sciences, Speech Language Pathology, or Communication Disorders.
Pay: DOE Submit Resume to: ainquiry@yahoo.com

Dr. Yeatman’s Lab is hosting a Tour and Open House on 3/1/17

Wednesday, March 1 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Institute for Learning & Brain Sciences

Dyslexia is the most prevalent learning disability affecting roughly 10% of the population. The goal of the University of Washington Reading & Dyslexia Research Program is to understand the factors that contribute to reading difficulties and use this knowledge to design innovative, personalized intervention programs. We will be hosting an open house to share our research with anyone who is interested in learning what science has taught us about reading, brain development and dyslexia.

Event Schedule

  • Tour of the Institute for Learning & Brain Sciences (I-LABS)
  • Public lecture on reading, the brain and dyslexia by Jason D. Yeatman, Assistant Professor of Speech and Hearing Sciences and Director of the UW Reading & Dyslexia Research Program
  • Introduction to new I-LABS training module: Foundations of Literacy
  • Question and Answer

 

 

For registration information http://depts.washington.edu/bdelab/open-house