LEND Speech-Language Pathology Fellowship


Full-time 12 months, clinical fellowships are being offered at the Child Development and Rehabilitation Center (CDRC). This fellowship is co-sponsored by the Division of Speech-Language Pathology and the Institute on Development and Disability at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, Oregon.

The Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (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 approximately 16 long term trainees from 12 disciplines including speech-language pathology annually.

Training Program Description for Speech-Language Pathology

The LEND post degree Fellowship Program is primarily clinical in nature. The CDRC Clinics at Doernbecher Children's Hospital, the primary clinical training setting, are staffed by our faculty of 9 speech-language pathologists. Training experiences include interdisciplinary team assessments in the Craniofacial, Feeding, Autism, Down Syndrome, Child Development, and Neurodevelopment Clinics. The fellowship also includes treatment of children with communication disorders, at community placements 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 be a US Citizen or have a permanent residency Visa, 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 be able to pass a background check and a drug screen.

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

Complete Applications must be received by January 31, 2018 to be considered.


Modest stipends, will be available for the 2018-19 academic year. Stipends are contingent upon continued grant funding. 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.

Once selected, trainees will be required to demonstrate that they have health insurance and that they have received all required vaccinations.

Fellows are required to provide proof of up-to-date vaccinations, and if the full panel required by OHSU is not current, then they will need to update vaccinations at their expense. Current required vaccinations include: Diphtheria+Tetanus (within the last 10 years), Polio, Rubella, and Rubeola, or proof of prior disease. Additionally, Hepatitis B vaccination is encouraged, but not required. For more information about required vaccinations, please contact .

Fellows are required to provide proof of personal medical insurance coverage prior to starting training, and must maintain that coverage over the course of the training period. Additional financial support is added to the stipend to assist with obtaining insurance (see Stipend/Benefits);additionally, the program provides a "guidance sheet" for seeking insurance via the Healthcare Exchange once someone matches to the program.

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Inquiries should be addressed to:

Kameron Brief Beaulieu, MS., CCC-SLP
Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics
LEND Training Coordinator, Speech-Language Pathology
Cleft Palate/Craniofacial Disorders
Institute on Development and Disability
LEND Program
707 SW Gaines Street
Portland, OR 97239-3098
 503 494-4024 
Fax: 503 494-6868