Speech-Language Pediatric Residency


The Ivy Rehab for Kids Speech Language Pathology Pediatric Residency Program is a one-year, full-time, clinically based program created to excel in the professional development of clinicians in the field of pediatric speechlanguage pathology. Encompassing topics across the field of pediatric speechlanguage pathology, including oral motor skills/feeding, childhood apraxia of speech, autism, augmentative and alternative communication, childhood language and articulation disorders, executive functioning, and pragmatic language to grow clinical skills and provide quality care. The residency program will also provide the recommended continuing education hours and mentorship to facilitate the application process through the American Board of Child Language and Language Disorders (ABCLLD) for board recognition as a specialist in child language and language disorders when clinicians are eligible. 


The Ivy Rehab for Kids Speech Language Pathology Pediatric Residency includes a diverse and inclusive didactic curriculum, including online modules, live presentations, case studies, live in-person weekend courses, and book and journal clubs interspersed across the 12-month residency program. Mentorship is provided by a variety of expert clinicians in a 1:1 format. The program includes internal and external coursework (in person and virtual), a book club, case studies, and a recent literature review. A structured schedule of program education is provided to all participants. 

Admissions Qualifications

  • Graduation from an accredited Speech-Language Pathology program
  • Active licensure in the current state of practice
  • Employed as a full-time speech-language pathologist by Ivy Rehab Network at the time of the program start date
  • Maintains CCC-SLP and is a current member of ASHA
  • Commitment to completing all program requirements
  • Commitment to application for board certification at earliest eligibility (5 years of experience with CCC-SLP)


Application deadline for the participants: September 30, 2023 | Start date: January 1, 2023


  • Bridgette Nehlen

    “I was interested in the residency program because two OTs in my area were applying and was interested in collaborating with other Ivy clinicians across all three disciplines from across the country. STAR, DIR, and PROMPT have been the highlight. I have learned so much that I am with my patients every day.” – Bridgette Nehlen, M.A., CCC-SLP, Chesapeake, VA