Speech-Language Pathology Fellowship

The Center for Craniofacial Disorders offers a Clinical Fellowship Year experience in speech pathology, with a concentration in the evaluation and treatment of resonance, speech and swallowing disorders related to cleft lip/palate and other craniofacial disorders. This is a unique one-year paid position for a well-qualified graduate available starting July 1 of each year.

The qualified candidate will have:

  • Completed a master's or doctorate in communication disorders/speech-language pathology from an accredited program.
  • Completed a student internship or research project related to craniofacial disorders.
  • Developed a professional goal of being a clinical researcher in craniofacial disorders.
  • Developed an academic background related to head and neck anatomy and craniofacial anomalies.
  • Strong letters of recommendations from academic and clinical supervisors.

The clinical fellow will serve as a full-time member of the interdisciplinary Center for Craniofacial Disorders, working with craniofacial surgeons, orthodontists, pediatric dentists, geneticists, pediatric nurses, nurse practitioner, dental hygienist, nutritionist and newborn feeding specialist.

The fellow will receive training and experience in:

  • Clinical research
  • Evidence-based speech therapy treatment strategies
  • Interdisciplinary assessment and planning of short-term and long-term treatment goals
  • Instrumental assessment of resonance and voice disorders
  • Surgical and prosthetic management of velopharyngeal dysfunction
  • Vocal tract imaging with endoscopy and radiographic cephalometrics

Contact Us

For additional information candidates can contact:
John E. Riski, Ph.D., C.C.C.-S., F.A.S.H.A.
Director, Speech Pathology Lab 
Clinical Director, Center for Craniofacial Disorders



Erin Colley
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
Children's Medical Office Building
(Children’s at Scottish Rite campus)
5455 Meridian Mark Road NE, Suite 200
Atlanta, GA 30342-1654
Toll-free: 800-848-9049
Fax: 404-785-3706