Shepherd Center's Speech-Language Pathology Training Program
Speech-Language Pathology Fellowship Program Goals
This 13-month speech-language pathology training fellowship will allow the new clinician to complete the clinical fellowship year while rotating through acquired brain injury, spinal cord injury, and acute and post-acute settings. The program will provide a didactic clinical experience in the care of adolescents and adults with a wide range of conditions ranging from stroke to disorders of consciousness, cognitive-linguistic deficits, and more. Fellows will also have ample opportunity to work alongside other allied health and rehabilitation specialists.
Upon completion of the speech-language pathology program, you will be prepared to:
- Complete appropriate diagnostic assessments via standardized and non-standardized means to create an individualized and patient-centered plan of care.
- Integrate comprehensive diagnostic information to differentiate between motor speech, cognitive-communication, language, voice, and dysphagia disorders.
- Creatively build a therapeutic plan that is patient-centered and able to address functional needs in the home and community.
- Communicate in an effective, professional manner with an interdisciplinary healthcare setting.
- Demonstrate ethical, responsible, and professional conduct.
- Undertake a career in medical speech-language pathology.