Speech-Language Pathology Clinical Fellowships
Placements Customized to Your Preferences
Your clinical fellowship experience at Boothby Therapy Services will be far from typical! As a clinical fellow, you will become an integral part of our supportive and inclusive Community of Providers.
At Boothby Therapy Services you will be challenged and encouraged to hone your skills and become an outstanding speech-language pathologist. You have worked hard for your Master’s degree and now you deserve the best CF experience and the best compensation available.
Meet Your CF Mentors
Each of our clinical fellows is matched with an experienced and highly-qualified Related Services Manager-SLP, who provides hands-on, customized support as well as guidance and mentorship.
These skilled individuals are standing by to support you as a person and a professional, in every step of your clinical fellowship. Here they share some noteworthy advice with prospective clinical fellows!
Wendy Lybrand, MS, CCC-SLP
There are no speech emergencies, know when you’ve put enough effort in, everything you produce is not going to be perfect! Nothing has to be Pinterest-worthy. Hold yourself to a high standard, but know when it’s “good enough” and move on.
Meredith Bergeron, MS, CCC-SLP
My best advice for a CF is to use these nine months to ask any and all questions. You have lots of opportunities to meet with your supervisor, talk about cases, have your work reviewed, and your sessions supervised. Use that time! We want to share our expertise and help you make the most of this year of learning and growth.
Amy Bereiter, MS, CCC-SLP, ATP, BCS-CL
My advice for CFs: You will never be done learning! Use this year to learn as much as you can from your CF Supervisor but also know having a mentor, asking questions, and seeking new knowledge and skills is what will make you a great clinician over the course of your career.
Kristen Perrotti, MS, CCC-SLP
My advice for a CF is to listen. Listening is one of the best tools we have as experts in communication. Take the time to sit back, observe, and listen. Listen to your students, their teachers, their classmates and parents. People open up when they feel heard and listening can be one of the first steps in fostering good relationships with others.
Elizabeth Burns, MS, CCC-SLP
My best advice for CFs is to take time to ask questions (Write them down when your supervisor isn’t with you.) and take advantage of this time to hone your writing skills. Writing with correct grammar, especially learning to write all reports in the past tense, is very important to your professional credibility. “An SLP who doesn’t know grammar is like a physician who doesn’t know anatomy.” – Unknown
Denise Powell, MSP, CCC-SLP
Embrace your role as a team player for your students and your colleagues. You are not alone and it best serves the students and yourself to seek out knowledge and support from the entire team. I encourage you to actively listen and learn about your students from parents and school professionals, get a read on your school’s culture, and determine how you can best enhance it. Give yourself grace every day–you are learning and some days will be harder than others but know that the work you do matters and is life-changing!
Keylonda Wheeler, MS, CCC-SLP
Save some “you” for YOU! There is no doubt that you want to do your very best and support your students. Set boundaries for you to reset, refuel, and remember why you wanted to be an SLP in the first place. Burnout is no badge of honor so be sure to give yourself grace and pace yourself through this intensive learning curve. Find time to enjoy the work you do with your students. Most of all, relax-none of us know it all anyway!
Kelly Johnston, MS, CCC-SLP
Work hard, play hard! Dedicate time to make connections with the other providers and staff you work with on a daily basis, in addition to your CF supervisor. Actively listen and learn from the experiences others have to share, including from the parents and children you work with. Every new experience (positive or negative!) is adding to your professional knowledge and is meaningful. Learn from it all, and ask questions. It’s okay to feel overwhelmed but make time to fill your bucket by doing things that make you happy. Stay positive, smile, and those CCCs will be there before you know it!
Kathy Kennedy-Brill, MA, CCC-SLP
My best advice for a CF is to establish yourself as a positive presence and work to develop collaborative partnerships with members of your teams. Don’t be afraid to ask questions, get into those classrooms, and try new things, even if they are uncomfortable at first. Your colleagues, CF supervisor, and the ASHA Practice Portal will be invaluable resources that will help you learn and grow. Your first year in schools may feel overwhelming at times, but remember that you are not in this alone. We’ll be there, right alongside you, and will help you feel both competent and confident in the work you do! You’ve got this!
Shannon Anthony, MS, CCC-SLP
My best advice for a clinical fellow is to ask questions, lots of questions! Take advantage of the experience and expertise of your mentor. Don’t be afraid to seek support when you need it. This is your time to apply all you have learned and change the lives of your students. Let your mentor help you shine.
Danielle Moore, MS, CCC-SLP
My best advice for your CF year is to be kind to yourself! You will neither enter nor exit your CF knowing all there is to know about speech-language pathology. Know that you have a team of professionals behind you, even beyond your direct supervisor, who want you to be successful! We are here for YOU. Ask questions, take risks, and know you have a soft place to land with BTS.
Beyond the Basic Benefits
If you are looking for a speech-language pathology clinical fellowship, reach out to us today to start the conversation!
- Full benefits package, including 401K with match
- FREE continuing education units all year long
- Access to the expertise and experience of our entire Community of Providers, across disciplines (AAC, OT, psychology, PT, TVI, O&M, TOD)