Speech Therapy Clinical Fellowship

Overview:

Brooks Rehabilitation offers excellent care, state of the art technology, and evidenced-base practices in addition to going beyond what is expected and becoming the future of rehabilitation. Each year the program accepts Master’s level graduates who are seeking mentorship through Brooks Rehabilitation to complete their mandatory postgraduate Clinical Fellowship Year (CFY) with criteria set by the American Speech and Language Hearing Association (ASHA). The Speech Therapy Clinical Fellowship with Brooks Rehabilitation fosters completion of mentorship requirements of ASHA in addition to providing an elevated clinical fellowship experience. Our SLPs will not only be able to meet requirements for their governing body to receive final licensure, but will receive increased mentorship hours beyond what the minimal requirement is, didactic learning hours, professional engagement to present lectures and the opportunity to rotate or shadow clinical work in different clinical settings across the Brooks’ System of Care. The Speech Fellowship with Brooks Rehabilitation ensures that postgraduate SLPs receive an experience that is beyond a traditional CFY. The program is a year-long and fellows will gain experience working with multiple diagnoses including spinal cord injury, brain injury, and stroke populations. The CF Program accepts approximately one to three fellows per year who will have the opportunity to rotate through both inpatient and skilled nursing settings.

Watch one of our current SLP Fellows during their rotation. 

Program Highlights:

– 1:1 mentoring

– Paid observation/shadow days throughout our system of care

– Full-time benefits

 

Program Coordinator:

Meredith Cohen
MA, CCC-SLP
Meredith.Cohen2@brooksrehab.org

Application Process

  • Application due date: Wednesday, March 6, 2024 @ 11:59 PM
  • Must obtain a Master’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders by the end of the Spring 2024 semester.
  • Must obtain a Provisional Speech-Language Pathologist license from the state of Florida by June 2024
  • All qualified and competitive applicants will be invited to complete a one-way video interview.
  • Participants must have access to a computer with a webcam and internet access in order to successfully complete the one-way video interview. Details of the video interview, including instructions on how to access the system, will be sent to the applicants invited.
  • Following the video review, qualified and competitive applicants will be invited to complete either a live two-way video or on-site interview during the week of March 18th or March 25th.
  • The fellowship will be 12-months starting July 2024-July 2025.

 

Responsibilities

Before beginning the CF, and periodically throughout the CF experience, it is important that a Clinical Fellow ensures that their CF mentor(s) meet the required qualifications. For those who apply under the 2020 SLP standards, in order to count hours that have been earned on or after January 1, 2020, their mentoring SLP(s) must:

  • hold a current CCC-SLP;
  • have a minimum of 9 months of full-time (or its part-time equivalent) clinical experience after earning the CCC-SLP; and
  • have completed a minimum of 2 hours of professional development in the area of supervision after earning the CCC-SLP

For more information and ASHA Clinical Fellowship requirements, please visit their website: