Pediatric Speech Language Pathology Fellowship Program

The Center for Craniofacial Disorders at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta offers a clinical fellowship experience in speech pathology, with a concentration in the evaluation and treatment of resonance, speech and swallowing disorders related to cleft lip/palate and other craniofacial disorders. This is a unique one-year paid position for a well-qualified graduate. Starts July 1 of each year.

Applicant qualifications

The qualified candidate will have:

  • Completed a master's or doctorate in communication disorders/speech-language pathology from an accredited program
  • Completed a student internship or research project related to craniofacial disorders
  • Developed a professional goal of being a clinical researcher in craniofacial disorders
  • Developed an academic background related to head and neck anatomy and craniofacial anomalies
  • Strong letters of recommendations from academic and clinical supervisors

What to expect

Clinical fellows serve as full-time members of the interdisciplinary Center for Craniofacial Disorders, working with craniofacial surgeons, orthodontists, pediatric dentists, geneticists, pediatric nurses, nurse practitioner, dental hygienist, nutritionist and newborn feeding specialist.

Fellows receive training and experience in:

  • Clinical research
  • Evidence-based speech therapy treatment strategies
  • Interdisciplinary assessment and planning of short-term and long-term treatment goals
  • Instrumental assessment of resonance and voice disorders
  • Surgical and prosthetic management of velopharyngeal dysfunction
  • Vocal tract imaging with endoscopy and radiographic cephalometrics

Contact us

For information about our fellowship program, contact:

John E. Riski, Ph.D., C.C.C.-S., F.A.S.H.A.
Director, Speech Pathology Lab
Clinical Director, Center for Craniofacial Disorders
Email: john.riski@choa.org

Erin Colley
Recruiter
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
Email: erin.colley@choa.org
Phone: 404-785-7814