Our team at Ridge Zeller Therapy has designed well-rounded, personalized, paid and unpaid practicum experiences for speech-language pathology graduate students for the 2016-2017 school year and beyond.
We have communicated about this opportunity with NSSLHA members, NSSLHA chapter organizers and university supervisors across the country. We're excited to share the details of our speech-language pathology externship with you!
If you have a positive attitude, are professional, flexible, creative and excited to learn, then Ridge Zeller Therapy may be the right placement for you!
As a speech-language pathology extern, you will work directly with ASHA-certified speech-language pathologist supervisor’s who collaborate with you and coordinate with your university supervisors to design a customized plan that meets your graduation requirements and ASHA’s standards for student externships.
Are you looking for one semester or two semester SLP externship opportunities? Your speech therapy externship may range from one semester to two semesters in length, depending on the amount of time you need in order to accomplish your goals!
As a Ridge Zeller Therapy extern, you will diagnose and treat a culturally and linguistically diverse pediatric and adult population in schools, client homes, a cognitive rehabilitation program and our clinic in Chandler, Arizona.
You will have the opportunity to earn clock hours in all the areas you need such as voice, pediatric and adult speech and language, hearing, and diagnostics.
Your speech-language pathology externship will allow you the opportunity to work with individuals with:
- autism spectrum disorders
- language disorders
- phonological delays
- cognitive delays
- traumatic brain injuries
- auditory processing disorders
- fluency disorders
- voice problems
- apraxia of speech
Additional Info About RZT's Speech-Language Pathology Externship Program
In your school speech therapy placement, you will learn how to provide speech therapy using a wide-variety of techniques. For example, you will:
- provide one-on-one small and large group and classroom-based collaboration therapy
- write multidisciplinary evaluation team (MET) reports and individualized education plans (IEPs)
- facilitate meetings
- collaborate with parents, psychologists, teachers, occupational therapists, related service providers and students
In your adult speech therapy placement, you will:
- evaluate and treat individuals with cognitive impairments as a result of head injury or cognitive decline
- collaborate with families
As an added bonus, speech-language pathology externs often work with more than one supervisor.
This provides you the opportunity to learn a multitude of methods, philosophies and techniques that will help you to develop your own professional style as a SLP.
Throughout your externship program with Ridge Zeller Therapy, you will be part of our team of fun, energetic, and welcoming staff.
Once your speech-language pathology externship is complete, you will be well prepared for your first job!