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Thursday, March 21, 2019
7:06–9:00 p.m.


Adelphi University
Manhattan Center
75 Varick Street
2nd Floor, Room 158
New York, NY 10013

Careers in Medical Speech Language Pathology

According to the 2011 ASHA Membership Survey, 38% of SLPs are employed in health care settings, including 15% in non-residential health care facilities (outpatient clinics or doctor’s offices), 13% in hospitals, and 10% in residential health care facilities (rehab or skilled nursing facilities). Medical SLPs treat patients from birth through 100+ and may diagnose and treat a wide range of speech, language, cognitive-communication, and swallowing disorders. They may also function as members of multidisciplinary or interprofessional treatment teams, provide counseling to patients and their families, and educate other health care staff about cognitive-communication, language, and swallowing disorders. This talk will cover what speech pathologists do in the medical setting, what skills are required, and how to begin preparing for a medical SLP career.

This session will cover:

  • How to prepare for field placement and CFY interviews
  • A day in the life of a medical SLP
  • How to transition from school to career in medical SLP
  • Resources for professional development in medical settings
  • Vignettes of interesting patients
This event is sponsored by the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, and is a part of Adelphi Manhattan Center Spring Lecture Series.

Kelly Maher, M.S. CCC-SLP is a speech-language pathologist at the Manhattan VA Medical Center. She provides comprehensive evaluation and treatment for speech, language, and swallowing disorders in the acute care, inpatient rehab, and outpatient settings and has a special interest in voice and swallowing rehabilitation in patients in head and neck cancer.  Kelly is a graduate of Teachers College, Columbia University and completed clinical externships at the VA Medical Center and NYU Rusk Brain Injury Rehabilitation Program. Prior to joining the VA staff in 2017, Kelly worked at a skilled nursing facility in Brooklyn, NY.

RSVP is required.

For further information, please contact:

Melissa Randazzo
p – 516.877.4769
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