Have any Americans out there been accepted into British postgrad SLP programs?

If so, could someone please tell me what their stats were when they were accepted and which year they were admitted? My GPA is only around a 3.7 (which isn't as high as many I've seen, I know), but I'm also not a SLPA, and I think both of these facts will hurt my chances of getting accepted for Fall 2017 admission here in the States. Whenever I look for a place to volunteer, they usually have a couple of SLPAs already there, which further discourages me because it forces me to meet my competition face to face. Also, I'm in California, where I hear time and again that admission is the most competitive. I'm just hoping I've got a better shot across the pond. Plus, I'm kind of an Anglophile already, so I thought it might help me to adapt better than I would if I was totally unfamiliar with British culture. I'd probably be considered a non-traditional grad student, so I'm desperate to get accepted in my first admission cycle (as ludicrous as that may sound to some).

I apologize in advance if this is accidentally posted to the wrong community, but honestly, this is my first entry, so I'm very new to this and so I don't know what I'm doing. If someone could please post this to the correct community, I would greatly appreciate it. Have a swell day, everyone reading this!


Hello Everyone,
I am now looking for a cfy position, hopefully in the medical setting. Does anyone have any do's and do not do's for applying to jobs-cfy's. Any tips or advice?

also, does anyone have any names of teaching hospitals that take CFY's in florida?

Thank you!


If you are a Speech Language Pathologist Assistant, please message me. I would love to pick your brain without overwhelming this journal. Not to exclude the SLPs either, are there any SLPs currently working or have worked with a SLP-A? If applicable, were they resourceful to you and is there still a need for SLP-As in your state, district or company? I looked throught the slpa tags for this journal but the last post was in 2013 and am not sure if the information is valid. If my research is correct, SLP-As are only allowed in certain states, New Jersey where I currently live is not one of them.

Any bit of information you have would be greatly appreciated!
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Tips for Targeting Content in Oral and Written Expository Narratives

Hi everyone. I'm a graduate student currently working with a 10 year old who needs work on improving the content/microstructure of his oral and written narratives. He has worked on his narrative structure (macrostructure) in the past, specifically with persuasive narratives. His narratives often consist of a lot of details, but they are not necessarily important to his topic. I'm having a really difficult time figuring out what sort of activities I can do with him that aren't just writing essays. Any advice is welcome and so appreciated. Thank you so much.

MA Speech Therapy CFY in Early Intervention?

I recently graduated from graduate school and moved to Boston MA. I am currently looking for a CFY job and was interested in Early Intervention. I have heard that supervision in EI isn't very good and that some of your clients may be in some pretty scary areas. Does anyone have any advice or experience in Early Intervention? Is it a bad idea to work in EI for my CFY? I know I want to work with young children. I am not interested in the school system because of all the paperwork along with the case load. I have been looking into private practices as well. I also would be open to Home Health for pediatrics.. although I cant seem to find any agencies in Boston area. Would home health be a better placement than EI? I know EI is just for children birth to 3. It just makes me nervous to do therapy in a home which may be a "dangerous environment" (one of the qualifications for EI). I guess I am just lost as to where I need to work to get the best experience. I have been offered a couple of private practice jobs but they just werent for me based on how they do therapy. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.


CFY Early Intervention NYC


I am looking into doing my CFY at various Early Intervention agencies in New York City. The information I have received from these different agencies say that the position requires travelling around to the babies homes and since the cases come in one at a time, it can take a month or so to really build a full time caseload. It also relies on my flexibility of the areas in Manhattan I am able to travel to. The more areas I am willing and able to accept cases in, the more opportunity I will have to fill my caseload as fast as possible.

My question is-has anyone had experience with these type of agencies as a CFY? Is the supervision adequate? What kind of pay should I be expecting? Advice from CCCs who have experience doing home health for early intervention is appreciated as well!!

Completing CFY in NYC from Florida


I am graduating with my masters in August from University of Central Florida and want to complete my CFY in NYC after. I have been looking at this license called the TSSLD which is necessary to have when working with children in NYC. Has anyone who did their schooling in Florida move to NYC and obtain the TSSLD? It seems like a long and extensive process and I am getting no information from the NYSED on if my program is actually a "teacher approved program" and what other necessary courses I would need to take to get it. I just would really like some advice from someone who has been through this process before!

Thanks so much for any and all information!

Looking for fellow SLPs' help and to share opportunities, Seattle Public Schools

Hi there,

I've been a member here since 2012, I love the community here and the chance to learn more about what others are experiencing in the field, in terms of education, the varied interests and perspectives found here.  

I'm an SLP at two large high schools here in Seattle. One of my own professional goals this year is to reach out to others in the field, and potentially get in touch with other SLPs who may be interested in working in Seattle Public Schools.  I have to say that it's an incredibly diverse school district with a very exciting variety of schools, programs, students and staff to work with.  Does it have some of the characteristics (ahem, it IS a large organization made up of human beings, after all) one might expect when working in a larger organization? Yup. At the same time I have to say (I got my CCCs in 1985) I've never felt more appreciated, respected, or had more fun as I have here in SPS (I've been here 9 years).  Lived in the PNW for 25 years, still love it every day. Before that worked in and around New Haven Ct, Ithaca NY (went to Ithaca College for BS and MS).

I would love to answer anyone's questions about what it's like working in a larger school district, Seattle in particular, and connect you up with our HR, if you're interested.  It's pretty cool when your goal is to share what is, to me anyhow, a really great place to live and work.  So get in touch if you would like. My district email is sbmiller@seattleschools.org


Seth Wong-Miller

Wondering about Job Market/Caseloads in IN and WI

So my significant other will start his residency next year and as a result I may be moving to one of 3 locations:

Fort Wayne, IN
Appleton, WI
Peoria, IL

I am wondering if anyone has any information/insight on the job prospects and caseloads in public schools in these areas? I currently work in a school in the Chicagoland area and am overwhelmed with my caseload of 55. I am mainly worried about Indiana, where I have heard caseloads are much higher than that, and I assume private practice jobs are competitive as a result of that? I have also heard WI has low caseloads. If anyone could offer some insight, it would be greatly appreciated! We get to rank them from most to least desirable so I want to make sure my information is accurate. Thank you!!

Only Slp in the School

This question might have been asked before so forgive the following post. I have been looking for cfy positions for awhile since I graduated and was recently hired in the Philly School District Area through an agency. I will be in two different elementary schools. My recruiter has been very easy to communicate with and helpful as well.

I am supposed to start on Monday, however, I was just informed that I would be the only slp in both schools and my cfy supervisor is offsite. I am not sure yet how available they will be. My recruiter has offered to ask other schools if they have at least another slp however it may not be in an elementary school which is what I wanted. He also says that having another slp might not even be that helpful since they have their own caseloads.

I am a bit nervous that my supervisor would be off site but I was at least hoping I would have another slp just to have that support, especially since I am a cfy. Has anyone experienced this before? I have yet to sign my contract, should I look at other places? (I can also put the name of the agency in case anyone has had experience with them). If my supervisor is easily accessible, should I be less nervous that I am the only slp?

Any advice and suggestions would be helpful!