LEND Speech-Language Pathology Fellowship
The speech-language pathology program is designed to serve as a unique resource for advanced leadership training in an interdisciplinary setting. The program offers research and administrative experience for speech-language pathologists and other professionals who may encounter persons with communication disorders. Opportunities for training, fall into three categories.
Students are accepted into the IDD/UCEDD training format from Oregon universities as well as universities in other states. These interns spend one academic term in residence, either on a part- or full-time basis. Academic credit appropriate to the time committed can be given these students by their home academic departments. Training at this level places an emphasis on interdisciplinary team functioning with multiple and complex conditions. Qualifications include recommendation by the respective department heads of the student's university, advanced standing in their graduate program and a current training agreement between OHSU and the student's university. This is a non remunerative position.
Allied health professionals:
Impact on some 12 disciplines outside of speech, language and hearing is also facilitated at IDD by direct instruction, clinical interaction, and joint clinical research. The Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Department serves as a resource for continuing education for allied professionals as well as for the professional interested in communication disorders.
Post degree Fellows:
The post degree Fellowship is a full-time experience, usually for one calendar year. The Fellowship provides leadership training for post-masters or Ph.D. individuals in the prevention, detection and management of multiple and complex conditions in an interdisciplinary setting. The fellowship also includes a community placement focusing on treatment of children with communication disorders. Modest stipends will be available for the 2013-2014 academic year. The beginning date for the Fellowship is the first week of September. Please note that this is a 12 month fellowship.
Qualifications for admission:
Include the Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association or all certification requirements except the Clinical Fellowship Year.
Applicants should submit:
- A letter of intent including background and areas of interest
- A resume including at least three references qualified to comment on the status of the applicant
- Three letters of recommendation
All materials should be received by March 15, 2013. Materials can be sent via US mail or electronically. Please send to Kameron Brief Beaulieu, contact information is below.
Although many disciplinary objectives are accomplished by the following list, interdisciplinary training is the primary focus at IDD. A speech-language pathologist will become a better professional by a greater appreciation and understanding of what allied professionals, also dealing with individuals who have development disabilities, can provide. The growth of knowledge and skills is horizontal, across disciplines, rather than simply vertical within a single discipline.
While participating in the LEND program, the intern will:
- Develop an awareness of the role and function of other disciplines and their role in the interdisciplinary process.
- Develop leadership skills.
- Develop skills in assessment, interpretation and intervention for individuals with developmental disabilities through the interdisciplinary team process.
- Increase their knowledge in all phases of typical child development.
- Increase their knowledge of developmental disabilities and associated problems with a life span emphasis.
- Increase knowledge of the impact of developmental disabilities on family and the community including attitudes, economics, services and legislation.
- Develop skills in interviewing and counseling techniques concerning individuals with developmental disabilities.
- The majority of training at the IDD involves observation and participation in hands-on clinical activity.
- The objectives will also be addressed by didactic activities including an Interdisciplinary interactive seminar and university-wide presentations as appropriate.
- Outreach activities are planned into the long-term interns' experience IDD and include site visits and consultation to both public and private agencies dealing with individuals who have developmental disabilities.
- Research activities are included and long-term interns are encouraged to develop investigation skills and products during this stay.
Letter and Inquiries should be addressed to:
Kameron Brief Beaulieu, MS., CCC/SLP
LEND Training Coordinator, Speech-Language Pathology
Assistant Professor, Speech-Language Pathology
Institute on Development & Disability
707 SW Gaines Street
Portland, OR 97239
Phone: 503 494-4024
Fax: 503 494-6868