Communicative Disorders Program Department of Special Education

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Information for Speech-Language and Other Professionals

The SFSU CD Program strives to remain connected with and to support the professionals in our community and the people they serve. We provide certificate of maintenance hours, accepted by ASHA for continuing education credit. We host many events throughout the year that are open to professionals and other community members. Our graduate students serve as interns and volunteer in many schools, hospitals, clinics, and other speech-language facilities around the Bay Area. Many of the lecturers, clinical instructors, advisory members in the CD Program are practicing clinicians with diverse expertise. These relationships and activities allow the CD Program to be active in the community and to stay engaged with current professional issues.

On this page, you can learn more about:

Taking Continuing Education (CE) Workshops at SFSU

Requesting Graduate Interns for Your Site

Requesting CD Student Volunteers

Becoming a Lecturer or Clinical Instructor in the CD Program

Recruiting CD Graduates for Employment in Clinical Fellowship Positions



Continuing Education Events

The CD Program partners with the SFSU chapter of NSSLHA to offer educational events throughout the year that are open to students, community members, speech-language pathologists, and other professionals. Most of the events qualify for continuing education. Please check the Workshops and Continuing Education page for upcoming events.

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Requesting a Graduate Intern for Your Site

The CD Program partners with many schools, hospitals, clinics, and other rehabilitation facilities around the Bay Area to provide internship experiences for our graduate student clinicians. Clinical internships offer valuable opportunities for students to deepen their clinical skills in the community. SLPs who supervise and instruct the graduate interns play crucial roles in mentoring the future professionals in our field. In return, student clinicians often make positive contributions to their internship sites by assisting their clinical mentors and by providing additional services to clients.

We consider our internship supervisors to be valuable members of the CD Program instructional team. The CD Program honors our internship supervisors with the following :

  1. Free attendance to all Continuing Education events hosted by the CD Program and SFSU NSSLHA
  2. A semesterly supervisor appreciation celebration and mixer
  3. Membership to an online clinical instructors' forum where members can exchange ideas and provide mutual support

To find out more about how you or your agency can become an internship partner with the SFSU CD Program, please contact the CD Program Director, Dr. Nancy Robinson at nancyr@sfsu.edu.

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Requesting a Student Volunteer

The SFSU chapter of NSSLHA runs a volunteer program that arranges for students to volunteer in the community. Both undergraduate and graduate CD students participate in the volunteer program. For example, our students have volunteered at several events at Support for Families of Children with Disabilities. They have also organized a fundraising event for AASCEND (Autism, Asperger's Syndrome Coalition for Education, Networking and Development). If you are interested in recruiting volunteers from NSSLHA, please contact nsslha@mail.sfsu.edu.

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Becoming a Lecturer or Clinical Instructor in the CD Program

The CD Program welcomes speech-language pathologists who have strong clinical and academic backgrounds to apply for lecturing or clinical instruction positions. To learn more about current position openings and the criteria for application, please contact the CD Program Director, Dr. Nancy Robinson at nancyr@sfsu.edu

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Recruiting CD Graduates for Employment in Clinical Fellowship Positions

Graduates of the SFSU CD Program are enthusiastically recruited for Clinical Fellowships by employers across the Bay Area and around the country. Students who complete their Master of Science degree at SFSU CD are qualified to apply for ASHA Certification, California Licensing, and the California Speech-Language Pathology Services Credential. If you are interested in posting position announcements in the CD Program, please contact the CD Clinic Manager, Mallorie Desimone at (415) 338-1001 or mallorie@sfsu.edu. Position announcements are distributed in three ways - through our job announcements webpage, through email announcements, and through printed postings in the student work area of the CD Clinic.

The annual CD Clinic Open House & Job Fair is another avenue to reach our students. Spots are reserved for recruiters to meet with and give information to our students. The Open House is scheduled in May of each year. Please consult the CD Calendar for the exact date of this year's Open House. To participate in our Open House, please contact the CD Program Director, Dr. Nancy Robinson at nancyr@sfsu.edu.

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