Speech-Language Pathology Clinical Fellowship

The application period for the 2022-23 fellowship is closed.

Mission and Vision Statement

Shepherd Center’s Clinical Fellowship Program is committed to providing a positive and dynamic learning experience while developing the advanced clinical skills required for serving the catastrophically injured population. The Clinical Fellow will be a functioning member of an interdisciplinary team. Mentorship will be provided to facilitate growth and independence in the areas of diagnostics, treatment development, caseload management, and critical thinking application in the areas of cognition, communication, dysphagia, and voice.

Shepherd Center’s vision is to be the leader in patient care excellence, education, and research across the specialized populations we serve.

Program at a Glance

This 13-month fellowship will allow the new clinician to complete the CFY while rotating through ABI, SCI, acute and post-acute settings. The program will provide a didactic clinical experience in the care of adolescents and adults with the following:

  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Stroke
  • Aphasia
  • Dysphagia
  • Dysarthria
  • Cognitive-linguistic deficits
  • Trach and Vent
  • Disorders of Consciousness

  • Achieve clinical experience in the specialized areas of brain injury and spinal cord injury
  • Learn to apply didactic information to clinical practice
  • Supervision and mentoring throughout the clinical fellowship from experienced clinicians
  • Communicate in an effective, professional manner within an inter-disciplinary healthcare setting
  • Full-time salaried position with benefits
  • Preparation to undertake a career in medical speech-language pathology
  • Provide direct patient care
  • Participate in the recruitment process of the incoming clinical fellow
  • Participation in program specific projects
  • Maintenance of all licensure and ASHA certification requirement
  • Maintain ethical, responsible and professional conduct

Helen Leu completed her undergraduate studies at Hunter College and majored in Psychology & Focus Study in Music. She completed her graduate school at the Teacher’s College, Columbia University. Her professional interests include Aphasia, Cognitive Communication Disorders, Dysphagia, and Life Participation. Helen enjoys the resourcefulness of a city in a more suburban vibe, which attracted her to Atlanta. She would like to grow all her food one day!

Why I chose Shepherd Center: “I love how Shepherd Center takes a collaborative, interdisciplinary approach and truly involve the patient and their families in their plan of care.”


Contact Us

For more information, please email us at shepherdcfyapplicant@gmail.com.