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. 


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