Perceptions of Mentoring SLPs and Clinical Fellows During the Clinical Fellowship The clinical fellowship (CF) is completed by speech-language pathologists (SLPs) after graduating with a master's degree. The clinical fellow is supervised by a mentoring SLP who meets the qualifications set forth by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). The current study focused on differences and similarities in expectations during the CF ... Article
Article  |   August 30, 2017
Perceptions of Mentoring SLPs and Clinical Fellows During the Clinical Fellowship
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Maria Resendiz
    Department of Communication Disorders, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX
  • Connie Summers
    Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, TX
  • Roxanna Ruiz-Felter
    Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX
  • Elizabeth Belasco
    Department of Communication Disorders, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX
  • Katherine Fox
    Independent Consultant, San Antonio, TX
    Baptist Medical Center, San Antonio, TX
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  • Financial: Maria Resendiz has no relevant financial interests to disclose. Connie Summers has no relevant financial interests to disclose. Roxanna Ruiz-Felter has no relevant financial interests to disclose. Elizabeth Belasco has no relevant financial interests to disclose. Katherine Fox has no relevant financial interests to disclose.
    Financial: Maria Resendiz has no relevant financial interests to disclose. Connie Summers has no relevant financial interests to disclose. Roxanna Ruiz-Felter has no relevant financial interests to disclose. Elizabeth Belasco has no relevant financial interests to disclose. Katherine Fox has no relevant financial interests to disclose.×
  • Nonfinancial: Maria Resendiz has no relevant nonfinancial interests to disclose. Connie Summers has no relevant nonfinancial interests to disclose. Roxanna Ruiz-Felter has no relevant nonfinancial interests to disclose. Elizabeth Belasco has no relevant nonfinancial interests to disclose. Katherine Fox has no relevant nonfinancial interests to disclose.
    Nonfinancial: Maria Resendiz has no relevant nonfinancial interests to disclose. Connie Summers has no relevant nonfinancial interests to disclose. Roxanna Ruiz-Felter has no relevant nonfinancial interests to disclose. Elizabeth Belasco has no relevant nonfinancial interests to disclose. Katherine Fox has no relevant nonfinancial interests to disclose.×
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Professional Issues & Training / Part 1
Article   |   August 30, 2017
Perceptions of Mentoring SLPs and Clinical Fellows During the Clinical Fellowship
Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups, August 2017, Vol. 2, 25-41. doi:10.1044/persp2.SIG11.25
History: Received February 20, 2016 , Revised November 14, 2016 , Accepted November 19, 2016
Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups, August 2017, Vol. 2, 25-41. doi:10.1044/persp2.SIG11.25
History: Received February 20, 2016; Revised November 14, 2016; Accepted November 19, 2016

The clinical fellowship (CF) is completed by speech-language pathologists (SLPs) after graduating with a master's degree. The clinical fellow is supervised by a mentoring SLP who meets the qualifications set forth by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). The current study focused on differences and similarities in expectations during the CF by the mentoring SLP and clinical fellow. Participants were asked about knowledge and skills for which clinical fellows are evaluated at the end of the CF in the areas of assessment and treatment. Clinical fellows wanted more help with assessment and less assistance with treatment. Mentoring SLPs felt assistance was needed for assessment and treatment. A model is proposed at the end to aid in implementing the recommendations based on the results.

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