LEND Speech-Language Pathology Fellowship


Full-time clinical fellowships are being offered at the Child Development and Rehabilitation Center (CDRC). This fellowship is co-sponsored by the Departmentof Speech Language Pathology and the Institute on Development and Disability at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, Oregon.

The LEND program at the CDRC is recognized as one of the premier programs in the country for training leadership in clinical care and coordination, family systems, education, public policy, community resources, and advocacy for children with neurodevelopmental disabilities, utilizing an interdisciplinary model. Our LEND program includes
faculty and a cohort of 16 trainees from 12 disciplines including speech-language pathology annually. 

Training Program Description for Speech-Language Pathology

The Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and RelatedDisabilities (LEND) post degree Fellowship Program is primarily clinical innature. The CDRC Clinics at Doernbecher Children's Hospital are staffed by ourfaculty of 9 speech-language pathologists. Training experiences includeinterdisciplinary team assessments in the Craniofacial, Feeding, Autism, DownSyndrome, Child Development, and Neurodevelopment Clinics. The fellowship alsoincludes treatment of children with communication disorders, at a communityplacement or at CDRC Clinics at Doernbecher Children's Hospital.

In addition to clinical experience, the Clinical Fellow will also participate in

  • Interdisciplinary training in the LEND program
  • Weekly interdisciplinary seminars with topics related to community outreach, family issues that affect children with developmental disabilities, leadership, and policy development
  • Participation in a family mentoring experience
  • A research project and presentation under the guidance of a mentor
  • Leadership and teaching opportunities
  • Opportunities for continuing education


Applicants must have the minimum of a master's degree in speech-language pathology, a conditional license to practice in the state of Oregon, and meet all the requirements for certification except the Clinical Fellowship.

Applicants must submit:

  1. A letter of intent including background and areas of interest;
  2. A resume; and 
  3. Three letters of recommendation.

We request that all application materials be submitted together via email to beauliek@ohsu.edu

Complete Applications must be received by January 31, 2016 to be considered.


Modest stipends will be available for the 2016-17 academic year. The fellowships are funded by a grant through the
Health Resources and Services Administration's Maternal and Child Health Bureau. The beginning date for the
fellowship is the first week of September.

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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 and Disability/Child Development and Rehabilitation Center
LEND Program
707 SW Gaines Street
Portland, OR 97239-3098
Phone:  503 494-4024 
Fax: 503 494-6868